by Tarla Dalal
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Although it sounds very exotic, couscous is nothing but broken wheat cooked in water or milk, something that everybody can prepare easily at home. A traditional food of Northern Africa, it is a great source of iron. Minty Couscous is a flavourful variant in which couscous is enhanced with chopped veggies, coriander and mint, along with a dash of lemon juice.The ingredients accompanying the couscous pull in sufficient vitamin C to enhance the absorption of iron and improve blood circulation.
- Clean and wash the broken wheat thoroughly.
- Combine the broken wheat and milk in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes or till it is tender. Keep aside to cool slightly.
- Combine all the ingredients, including the cooked broken wheat, in a deep bowl and mix gently.
- Refrigerate for at least half an hour.
- Serve chilled.
- Cook the broken wheat at step 1 till it is parboiled and not overcooked.
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