Low Cal Recipe: Couscous or Broken Wheat Porridge

Couscous a Berber dish available around the world now is excellent as a low calorie, good carbohydrate food. In India, one gets a similar cereal called the broken wheat (dalia). This porridge is a great breakfast dish and can be accompanied by fresh cut fruit.

You will need:

1 cup couscous or dalia (broken wheat)
1 medium sized onion, chopped
1 capsicum, chopped
1 small carrot, chopped (optional)
a handful of green peas (optional)
2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp oil
1 inch ginger, chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
2 cups water
salt to taste


In a non stick pan, heat the oil and add the cumin seeds, ginger, onion and chillies to it and saute till the onions begin to sweat. Then add the rest of the vegetables and salt to taste and cover for a min and cook. Then add the couscous/dalia and saute for a minute. Next add two cups of water, mix well and cover and cook. The couscous/dalia should be well cooked. Test whether its done before serving. Serve hot with fresh fruits, curds or milk shake. Easy and healthy!


About Amita

Nutritionist, Foodie, Mum.
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3 Responses to Low Cal Recipe: Couscous or Broken Wheat Porridge

  1. urvija says:

    You can add amazing flavor to it by adding coriander leaves and curry leaves when you are frying onions…. when I make this for breakfast I put loads of veggies… apart from those which are mentioned adding beans, cauliflower florets and sweet corn kernels is an interesting try…..


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