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South Asian Israeli Couscous With Garam Masala and Pine Nuts Indian Style

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30 mins
Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 20 mins | Servings: 4 Servings



  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, peeled and minced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and coarsely shredded
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 1⁄4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup M’hammes ( israeli couscous )


  1. Heat a medium skillet over med-high heat and add pine nuts. Swirl in pan until they begin to brown. BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN.
  2. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium heat and saute shallot and carrot for 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice and garam masala.
  4. Add broth to pan and bring to a boil. Stir in couscous. Reduce heat and cover pan. Simmer 8-10 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.
  6. Put in serving bowl and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts.
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