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How to Make Moroccan Couscous from Scratch

Moroccan Couscous Recipe is one of the main ingredients in Moroccan cuisine. There are many different tasty couscous recipes. 
Today, we will learn How to Make Couscous from Scratch, which is the most famous and delicious dish in the Mediterranean, in the traditional simple, and easy way.

How to Make Moroccan Couscous from Scratch


Couscous Ingredients:

  • 500 grams of medium couscous.
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or Moroccan ghee).
  • ½ a teaspoon of salt.
  • Water.

Meat ingredients:

  • ½ kg lamb or beef, cut into large pieces.
  • 1 tomato, grated.
  • 1 onion, chopped.
  • ½ a cup of olive oil.
  • 1 teaspoon salt to taste.
  • ½ a teaspoon of pepper to taste.
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger.
  • ½ a teaspoon of turmeric.
  • A large pinch of saffron threads.
  • Medium bunch of fresh parsley and coriander.
  • 2 cups of chickpeas soaked in water overnight.


  • 3 carrots
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2-3 turnips
  • 2 zucchini
  • ½ a small cabbage
  • ½ a pumpkin, cut into quarters
  • 1 hot red pepper
  • You can also use fresh beans, potatoes, or any variety of vegetables you like.


1: Prepare the Vegetables:

Prepare the Vegetables How to Make Couscous from Scratch

To make this Couscous from Scratch, we bring carrots, sweet potatoes, turnip, zucchini, and cabbage, pumpkin.
After cleaning well, peel the carrots, sweet potatoes, zucchini, and turnips, cut them into quarters.

The same applies to pumpkin and cabbage, after removing the pumpkin seeds, the outer leaves of the cabbage, and the hard part in the middle. you can also use a collection of your favorite vegetables.

2: Preparing the Broth:

Preparing the Broth Couscous from Scratch

we need lamb or beef meat and we can replace it with chicken.
In a saucepan, roast the meat for a few minutes, then add the chopped onions, grated tomatoes, fresh parsley, and coriander.
After all the ingredients are roasted, add a teaspoon of saffron, ground ginger, turmeric, pepper, and olive oil to make a healthy recipe.

Preparing morrocan Couscous from Scratch

  • Cover these ingredients with cups of water. Finally, add the chickpeas.
  • Let the meat cook for 20 minutes on low heat, then remove the herbs.
  • add the root vegetable first, when it is prepared remove it from the pot and place it on the side.
  • Then, add other vegetables zucchini, pumpkin, and cabbage. Because it cooked quickly.
  • re-put the root vegetables. After cooking other vegetables. Taste the sauce and make sure it's perfect! You can use chili peppers for extra flavor.

Moroccan Couscous steps

3: Making the Couscous and steaming it:

  • cover couscous with cold water. when it dried. Lift the granules, rub them, ensuring they're lined with water.

Making the Couscous and steaming it

  • Put the couscous in a bowl full of little holes what is known as KESSCASS.
  • place the couscous bowl on the top of the couscous pot after ensuring is the broth boil.
  • Close the gap between the bowl and the pot with a rag to not lose any steam.
  • When noticing steam rising from the couscous, let it cooked for 15 minutes.

steps to Making the Couscous

  • Then, put the couscous on a large plate, then add a bit of oil and try gently to stir the couscous, and take it apart from one another to avoid clumping.
  • Now just add a bit of salt mixed with a big cup of water and keep stirring till the couscous is wet, then let it rest.
  • repeat this step twice and the last time, add butter to the couscous and mix them together.

4: Serving Dish:

Serving Moroccan Couscous

  • Put the Moroccan Couscous on the serving dish.
  • Place the meat in the center of the plate, and arrange the vegetables around it. use chickpeas and chili for dressing.
  • serve it accompaniment with the hot broth aside.

morrocan Couscous from Scratch

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  1. Nice and simple recipe can be done easily. Waiting for more recipes of another dishes.


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