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Couscous Biryani

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $1.27

$1.27 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

5 vegetarian,vegan,dairy-free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian,vegan lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Indian,Asian
spoonacular Score:79%

Spoonacular Score: 79%

 

The recipe Couscous Biryani is ready in about 45 minutes and is definitely an outstanding vegan option for lovers of Indian food. This recipe serves 5 and costs $1.25 per serving. This main course has 435 calories, 16g of protein, and 8g of fat per serving. 1 person were impressed by this recipe. A mixture of broccoli, cardamom pods, couscous, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. To use up the salt you could follow this main course with the Apple Turnovers Recipe as a dessert. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 80%. This score is outstanding. Try qabooli biryani or qubooli biryani | chana dal biryani, egg biryani , how to make easy scrambled egg biryani in 30 mins, and andhra chicken biryani – quick biryani using yogurt for similar recipes.

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Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 cups
0.5 cups broccoli
broccoli
0.5 cups
0.5 cups carrots
carrots
2 tsps
2 tsps chili powder
chili powder
1
1  cinnamon stick
cinnamon stick
2.31 cups
2.31 cups couscous
couscous
1 tsp
1 tsp curry powder
curry powder
some
some fresh cilantro
fresh cilantro
some
some fresh mint
fresh mint
1 tsp
1 tsp garam masala
garam masala
6
6  garlic cloves
garlic cloves
2
2  green cardamom pods
green cardamom pods
2
2  green chilies
green chilies
1
1  onion
onion
0.5 cups
0.5 cups peas
peas
0.5 cups
0.5 cups roasted peanuts
roasted peanuts
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps turmeric
turmeric
0.5 cups broccoli
0.5 cups
broccoli
0.5 cups carrots
0.5 cups
carrots
2 tsps chili powder
2 tsps
chili powder
1  cinnamon stick
1
cinnamon stick
2.31 cups couscous
2.31 cups
couscous
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp
curry powder
some fresh cilantro
some
fresh cilantro
some fresh mint
some
fresh mint
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp
garam masala
6  garlic cloves
6
garlic cloves
2  green cardamom pods
2
green cardamom pods
2  green chilies
2
green chilies
1  onion
1
onion
0.5 cups peas
0.5 cups
peas
0.5 cups roasted peanuts
0.5 cups
roasted peanuts
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
0.5 tsps turmeric
0.5 tsps
turmeric

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a pan, when hot add the cinnamon stick, cardamom and cloves.
  2. When the aroma rises add the onions, green chilies and garlic, saute for few mins until onion turns pink.
  3. Add the vegetables and saute until the vegetables are half done.
  4. Now add the red chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and curry powders, mint leaves, coriander leaves and salt.
  5. Add about 4 cups of water and bring the mixture to boil.
  6. Add the couscous when the mixture is boiling, stir and cover the pan with lid.
  7. Simmer the heat and cook the couscous for about 8 mins. When the couscous is done finally add the roasted peanuts and serve hot.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.35
Ingredient
½ cups broccoli
½ cups carrots
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 cinnamon stick
400 grams couscous
1 teaspoon curry powder
some fresh cilantro
some fresh mint
1 teaspoon garam masala
6 garlic cloves
2 green cardamom pods
2 green chilies
1 onion
½ cups peas
½ cups roasted peanuts
½ teaspoons turmeric
Price
$0.10
$0.11
$0.23
$0.18
$3.14
$0.10
$0.02
$0.12
$0.26
$0.40
$0.22
$0.40
$0.24
$0.64
$0.50
$0.06
$6.73

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Couscous is actually a type of pasta made with flour and water. Whole wheat couscous is a bit healthier, but a better swap for health-conscious cooks would be quinoa. Plus, quinoa is gluten free (couscous isn't).

Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • Carrots can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks. The starch in the carrots will turn to sugar over time, but this is not a problem, they'll just taste sweeter. The academy lesson about carrots contains more useful information.

  • Choose broccoli that is firm and does not have any yellow spots. Store your broccoli in your refrigerator's crisper and use within 3-5 days. The broccoli lesson in the academy has more information about selecting and storing broccoli.

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • There are two types of cinnamon. The more expensive and rarer type is Ceylon cinnamon (considered to be "true cinnamon"). The cinnamon most common in North America is cassia cinnamon. Though the flavor is certainly similar, Ceylon cinnamon is said to be more subtle yet also more complex.

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Nutritional Information

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436 Calories
16g Protein
8g Total Fat
75g Carbs
41% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
436
22%

Fat
8g
13%

  Saturated Fat
1g
8%

Carbohydrates
75g
25%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
628mg
27%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
16g
33%

Manganese
1mg
78%

Vitamin A
2682IU
54%

Fiber
9g
36%

Vitamin B3
5mg
28%

Vitamin C
20mg
25%

Phosphorus
238mg
24%

Magnesium
77mg
19%

Copper
0.37mg
19%

Vitamin B1
0.25mg
17%

Vitamin K
16µg
16%

Folate
58µg
15%

Vitamin B6
0.29mg
14%

Vitamin B5
1mg
14%

Potassium
448mg
13%

Iron
2mg
12%

Zinc
1mg
10%

Vitamin B2
0.14mg
8%

Calcium
76mg
8%

Vitamin E
0.71mg
5%

Selenium
2µg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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