Moroccan couscous - video recipe !

Main Dish
6 servings
30 min
3 hours
For all of you that love couscous, here is the real recipe, directly coming from Morocco !


Number of serving: 6
4 chicken thighs

2 turnips

20 ounces cooked chick peas

1 zucchini

1 bunch parsley

1 bunch coriander



1 Tbsp paprika

1 Tbsp cumin


1 tsp ginger

17 ounces dry couscous

olive oil


1 couscous maker


  • Step 1 - Moroccan couscous - Video recipe !
    In the couscous maker bottom pot, heat some olive oil. Then brown the minced onion and the chicken thighs.
  • Step 2 - Moroccan couscous - Video recipe !
    Add the spices, then the chick peas and stir. Cover with water.
  • Step 3 - Moroccan couscous - Video recipe !
    Then add the peeled turnips and carrots cut in large pieces. Wash and tie together the herbs bunches and add them in the pot.
  • Step 4 - Moroccan couscous - Video recipe !
    While the previous mix is getting to boil, pour the dry couscous in a big bowl. Salt, then add 1.5 cup water, and leave a few minutes to swell. Then, add 2 Tbsp of olive oil, and stir with your hands.
  • Step 5 - Moroccan couscous - Video recipe !
    Fold paper towels and wet them. Place them around the pot. This will make sure that they are sealed tight.
  • Step 6 - Moroccan couscous - Video recipe !
    Pour the couscous in the top pot, making sure you don't press it to much. Then place it above the big pot, and leave at medium heat for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Step 7 - Moroccan couscous - Video recipe !
    Then take out the couscous of the top pot, and pour 1/2 cup of water on it. Leave to cool down, then add a Tbsp of olive oil, and rob it with your hands (this will make sure that the grains are not stuck together).
    Add the half cabbage cut in big pieces to the vegetables. Put the couscous back into the top pot, then on the big pot, and leave for 30 to 45 minutes again.
  • Step 8 - Moroccan couscous - Video recipe !
    Then, add the zucchini, unpeeled, cut in 5. Then, leave 30 to 45 minutes on heat.
  • Step 9 - Moroccan couscous - Video recipe !
    Serve in a really big plate, forming a circle of couscous first.
  • Step 10 - Moroccan couscous - Video recipe !
    Then, put the vegetables and the meat in the center.
  • Step 11 - Moroccan couscous - Video recipe !
    Finally, pour one or two ladles of sauce on the couscous. There you are, your Moroccan couscous is ready.




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