I am back! I am back! Now Waittaminute! Was I really gone? Well if you count my blog post presence then I was not, but if you talk about physical presence, then were you aware that I did a total bunk last 4 days ? ;-). Was out on a business trip and returned late yesterday night and here I am back today with a post! :-) Oh Boy! Do I love this new scheduler in blogger or what! A blessing right at the time of dire need.

Anyways, including lots of veggies in one dish is my forte! And that's obvious thanks to vegetarian'ism. Usually while working, I don't like to have a heavy lunch in the noons since it only means I am going to go into my virtual dream world with my eyes-open-but-refusing-to-focus mode. So salads or v light lunches are my way of solving that issue. When I saw Siri's Couscous Salad, I immediately recalled one Moroccan Tagine that I had come across somewhere. So using that I made Couscous with the Tagine - Moroccan style.

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  • Serves: 2 people
  • Yields: Serves 2-4 people
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cups of mixed vegetables ( I used Parsnips, eggplant, carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, scrubbed/peeled and chopped in chunks)
  • 1 tomato,chopped
  • 1/2 tsp each - ground ginger, ground cumin, chilli powder
  • a pinch of saffron
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 - 1 cup Couscous.
  • 3-4 pitted and chopped prunes
  • 1-2 tbsp Almonds ( or cashews )
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • salt to taste
  • cilantro for garnish

Heat the Oven to 350F. In a large saucepan/Oven proof dish, heat some oil and saute the onions. Add all the spices and saute some more.


Add the vegetables and cook for 10min or until the veggies' slowly start to soften up. Add the tomatoes, lemon and prunes and little water ( about 1/3 -1/2 cup ), stir and place in the oven.


Bake for 15-30min till its cooked and then garnish with cilantro.


Cover the couscous in a cup of boiling water and Olive oil and leave till all the water has been absorbed. Fluff with a fork.


Now spread the coucous in a plate and spoon the tagine in the middle. Sprinkle with almonds/cashews and now thats as hearty as it can get.

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By Hetal on May 29, 2008

Lovely recipe with so many vegetables..

By Uma on May 29, 2008

yummy! never tried this.

By Happy cook on May 29, 2008

Hey i didn't even know you were gone as everyday there was a new post here.
I love couscous.
My daughter is not a huge fan of it as she say it is like sand.
Not the taste but the look :)
I love your version too.

By Swati Raman Garg on May 29, 2008

welcome back buddy ... missedu .. n guess what... i have been all sad these days coz i missed d open sesame event :(

By Srivalli on May 28, 2008

dhivi...good to know you enjoyed your break..heheheh...blogger took care of your job no worries...

and I must tell you are you one creative girl..all those puzzles are just just toooo good..you got to write a puzzle book gal!

By Arundathi on May 28, 2008

glad to have you back, DK - you were missed - atleast by the Marathon group! lol!
The tagine looks great - good to see a veggie version!

By ranji on May 28, 2008

never tried couscous..looks really delcious..loved it..does it taste like rava upma?

By Kalai on May 28, 2008

Love tagine and couscous, Dhivi! Sorry I haven't been around. Have been dealing with some personal stuff... You have been doing an amazing job with the recipe marathon, girl! Hope your finger's doing better now. :)

By Cham on May 28, 2008

I love tagine, never did veg version, but i do have something similar to the event!
The first steaming pic is great