Chilli and Curry Couscous with Buttery Mung Beans

Coffee and VanillaINGREDIENTS

for chilli and curry couscous

500g couscous
1 tbs Vegeta or other vegetable stock granules
1½ tbs mild curry powder
1 tsp chilli flakes
3 tbs Carotino oil
400g tin of chopped tomatoes
boiling water
1 garlic head (peeled and chopped) or ½ tbs garlic granules
2 onions (chopped)

for buttery mung beans

500g mung beans
50g unsalted butter
1 tbs Vegeta (vegetable stock granules) or salt to taste
Cayenne pepper to taste – optional

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large frying pan or wok to prepare couscous
non-stick pot with lid to cook mung beans

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In a saucepan cook rinsed beans with lots of water, bring to boil, reduce fire and cook covered ready and soft, about 20 minutes.

In meantime fry on oil garlic (if fresh is used) and onions until golden brown. Stir in chilli flakes, couscous, curry powder, garlic granules if used and stir heating all the time until hot, now add also chopped tomatoes and gradually water. Continue heating stirring constantly until couscous is soft but not too sticky.

When beans are cooked drain them if necessary, then season with Vegeta or salt to taste, butter and stir until butter is melted.

Now you can serve couscous mixed with mung beans or you can serve them as separate side dishes. Then you can add a little bit of Cayenne pepper to mung beans.

Serve 6 people as a side dish or lunch.

  • Mung Beans can be replaced with green lentils.

Your thoughts…

  1. Great dish, so healthy.

  2. Hi Margot,
    I never ate those mung beans, but it looks delicious :)
    Have a good week

  3. nice recipe..wholesome and healthy… u know u can simply pressure cook mung(after soaking in for a few hrs) and use it in salads.. or temper it with cumin/mustard seeds ,curry leavesand garlic and serve it as a dal with rice/rotis…tastes quite nice.:D

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