Food & Lifestyle by Gayatri Singh

Couscous with Broccolini

Couscous with Broccolini

Couscous can be very boring at times at least for me and my husband if it’s not properly seasoned and bland but we have couscous a lot in our meals, well I don’t as I am off gluten but I serve my husband with grilled meat once in a week. My husband isn’t a great fan of eating vegetables, specially broccolini and I absolutely love broccolini but there are a few ways I can make my husband eat it. This is definitely one of them.

If you don’t eat gluten then you can replace it to quinoa or buckwheat.



  • 1 cup couscous
  • 150 g broccolini
  • 1 or to taste fresh red chilli
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped spring onions (white part)
  • ½ tsp or to taste black pepper powder
  • A small pinch saffron
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter


Add saffron, salt and butter to the couscous and cook the couscous according to the package instructions. But the way I cook is, 1 ⅛  cup boiling water to 1 cup couscous, cover it for 10-15 minutes, then fluff it using a fork.

Steam the broccolini or the blanch them. Keep it aside.

Heat oil, add in the onions, chilli and sauté for 2-3 minute. Add in the spring onions and broccolini, salt and pepper, toss it well and sauté for 2 minutes.

Garnish with radish or whatever you fancy.

Place this over the couscous and serve warm.




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