No Onion No Garlic Creamy Healthy Couscous Porridge

No Onion No Garlic Creamy Healthy Couscous Porridge

No Onion No Garlic Creamy Healthy Couscous Porridge is a simple, healthy couscous dish that is creamy and indulgent but has no heavy cream !! I used whole grain Couscous, Button mushrooms, spinach, bell pepper and I added in a little white pepper powder and ginger for enhanced flavor. Stir in Mozzarella cheese at the end and gently mix.

No Onion No Garlic Creamy Healthy Couscous Porridge dish is definitely a tasty healthy comfort food and you should give it a try if you want something hearty, creamy, cheesy, and bready 🙂No Onion No Garlic Creamy Healthy Couscous Porridge

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No Onion No Garlic Creamy Healthy Couscous Upma
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Recipe type: Vegetarian
Cuisine: Fusion
Serves: 2 people
  • ⅔ cups whole grain couscous
  • 2 large whole mushrooms( finely sliced, or chopped)
  • 1¼ cups milk(whole or skim)
  • ¼ cups shredded or grated mozzarella cheese
  • half bell pepper julienned
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • ¼ cup olive oil ( you can also add ghee or clarified butter or any other refined vegetable oil)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leafs(optional)
  • half a knob ginger finely chopped or grated
  • ½ tsp white pepper powder
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves or cilantro( for garnish)
  1. Heat a wok. Add oil and ghee.
  2. When the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds. When the seeds start sizzling, add curry leafs(if using) and ginger. Saute on low heat for 2 minutes till the raw smell of the ginger goes awat and leafs turn crispy.
  3. Add all the veggies - mushrooms, bell pepper, and spinach. Stir fry at medium high heat.
  4. Add pepper powder and the couscous . Saute till blonde in colour.
  5. Now pour the milk and cook till it becomes a homogenous mixture. Cover and cook until couscous is baked.
  6. Add some cheese and salt as needed.Mix it gently.
  7. Turn off the heat . Transfer creamy healthy couscous upma into a serving bowl. Garnish with cilantro and serve it hot.


One Comment

  1. Healthy to say the least. You are right. It is pretty much like Upma. Gonna try it out this WE

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