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Couscous Kesari (foolproof method)

Lined up festivals, bored with same sweets, try this decadent couscous kesari, which is simple to make. Its sugar free and most of all its hard to screw up. Diabetic and baby friendly.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 Minutes
Serves: 2-4

As I dived into the couscous world I was able to make many Indian recipes out of it. One such is couscous kesari. When there are many festive days coming up, many sweets and dishes to make, one can make couscous kesari in a jiffy and have a healthy sweet once in a while. This could be consumed from babies to diabetics since it has no sugar yet its sweet. My little toddler will ask for another serving of couscous kesari if made.

Get the benefits of couscous without compromising your tastebuds. I have many tried and tested couscous recipes like couscous puttu, couscous idly and many more to come in future. Stay tuned and enjoy the festive season.

Note: do not add salt if serving to a baby less than a year. Consult your doctor before introducing anything new.

Hope you will give this a try and enjoy this festive season by sharing joy & health.

Watch the video recipe here

Ingredients Required:

Couscous 1/4 cup
Water 1/2 cup
Cardamom 1/2 tsp
Jaggery 2-3 Tbsp
Ghee As needed
Salt Pinch


1. Firstly grind your couscous slightly to get the desired texture.

2. Pulse it few times in the mixer.

3. In a pan add water, jaggery and bring it to a rolling boil. Make sure the jaggery is melted completely.

4. Once boiling, add the ground couscous, cardamom powder, salt and cook on low flame for 3-4 minutes. By this time couscous must have soaked up most of the liquid.

5. Then remove from the heat, cover and rest for 10 minutes.

6. Finally add in the ghee and garnish with almonds or nuts of your choice.


1. I have used whole wheat couscous you could use just regular couscous too.
2. The water to couscous ratio must be more than 2:1. that is more than 2 cups of water to every cup of couscous.
3. You can use milk instead of water, if using milk add 3 :1 ratio of milk to couscous.

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Posted by Surekha on Aug. 20, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

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