Veggie couscous

Delhi saw a strange torrential downpour two days ago. The sky was dark in the middle of the afternoon and the rain was incessant.

Although flooded streets are not my thing, I was able to pull out my new rain boots.

rain boots

Aren’t they cute? And they have little white dogs on them 🙂

In other news, I’ve been eating out a whole lot of late. And I’m eating meat. Lots of it.

This has led to my body actually asking for some veggies. Like even a shred. Poor thing is begging. So I thought I should oblige.

Look at this plate.

veggie plate 1

Now look at the other side.

veggie plate 2

Doesn’t that make you feel healthy just by looking at it?

A little chopping and boiling, and twenty minutes later, I had this delicious, fresh bowl of couscous ready.

couscous 1

It was just what I needed.

Veggie couscous

Prep time: 20 mins
Serves: 2


150 g couscous
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp honey
juice of 1 lemon
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 onion, thinly sliced
large handful of sliced or whole black olives
large handful of almonds, blanched
coriander to taste, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste

couscous 2


1. Boil about 2 large cups of water in a pan. Place the couscous in a large bowl and pour over the boiling water. The water should cover it by about an inch. Set aside for 15 minutes.
2. Make the dressing by mixing the olive oil, honey, and lemon juice together. Set aside.
3. Gently fluff up the swollen couscous with a fork. Add all the other ingredients and the dressing. Mix well and serve warm.

When my belly asks for veggies, I provide.

couscous 3

Happy belly 🙂

PS- An article I wrote on food was published in Hindustan Times, Brunch last Sunday. Read it here and lemme know what you think.

PPS- My next post will be a BIG BIG one, my darlings. I’m not telling you much, but let’s just say you don’t want to miss it 😉

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