Couscous Upma with Toasted Sunflower Seeds

Couscous Upma: Couscous has become one of my favorite quick fix meal since last year.i started giving it to my little one when she started eating solid food and I was amazed how she love it.The best part is it is super easy to cook as we just have to add hot water and voila it is ready.Back then she loved eating it with salt and ghee but now as she has developed taste buds I started making upma, pulav or salad with couscous.Of course, we also love this kind of light and delicious meals made with couscous.

This time, I added some toasted sunflower seeds in the upma to fit in my theme as Breakfast dishes with sunflower seeds.They gave a nice crunch and took the taste to another level.So if you want to give a twist to your regular upma ,try making it with couscous and add your favorite seeds in it and I am sure you will love it.

Blogging Marathon#68 Week2 / Day 7
Theme– 5 Ingredients/5 Categories
Day 7 Ingredient– Sunflower Seeds
Day 7 Category – Breakfast
Dish– Couscous Upma with Sunflower Seeds

1 cup couscous
1 cup mix vegetables,fresh or frozen
1 onion,chopped
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
salt to taste
2 cups hot water

In a pan dry roast the sunflower until nice toasty and crunchy.
In a mixing bowl add couscous and cover it with 2 cups of hot water.Let it absorb the water and set aside.
In a saucepan heat olive oil and add mustard seeds in it.let the seeds crackle and add onion.Saute the onions until light golden in color.
Now add the vegetables and cook covered for 2-3 minutes.
Open the lid and add salt and couscous.Stir and add toasted sunflower seeds.Mix well until combined.
Remove from heat and serve hot with a dollop of ghee.



Serve- 3 Cooking time 15 minutes

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Best regards,

Sapana Behl

17 comments on “Couscous Upma with Toasted Sunflower Seeds”

  1. Usha says:

    Upma with couscous looks very good. One can't make out it is made with couscous looking at the pictures. Upma is colorful and inviting!

  2. This upma is made from exotic ingredients , its hard and expensive to buy it here , though we get it only in special stores .
    Great innovation on the upma .

  3. Colorful couscous upma looks great!!

  4. Simply love the addition of sunflower seeds in upma, extremely delicious and very healthy twist to the usual upma.

  5. Nice and healthy upma,addition of sunflower seeds give a nice crunch to the upma..

  6. Amazing pictures Sapana. This upma with couscous looks so colourful and so tasty..

  7. I love couscous upma but this reminds I have not posted it yet in my space.

  8. Suja Ram says:

    Couscous upma is looking awesome. Bookmarking this.

  9. Kalyani says:

    What a beautiful take on upma – couscous with toasted sunflower seeds ! great pick

  10. Pavani N says:

    Another innovative recipe with sunflower seeds. I'm loving your seed based dishes Sapana. Looking forward to the rest of them this month.

  11. Colorful and great idea. Love that serveware and also love the way you included the sunflower seeds.

  12. Yummy upma with couscous.

  13. Srivalli says:

    That's a fantastic dish Sapana..never tried Couscous and you are here making a upma!

  14. looks yumm sapana. yup it is very easy to cook couscous. We love making savory pongal with it!!! 🙂 Sunflower seeds must add a nice crunch to this yumm upma!

  15. This sure looks like a welcome change from rava upma. Lovely pictures too!!

  16. Healthy upma and those sunflower seeds must add a great crunch to the dish.

  17. Sowmya :) says:

    I have been planning to try couscous for sometime now. This Upma seems like the perfect way to begin. Love the vibrant colours and sunflower seeds would have made a crunchy upma

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