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Tunisian Couscous

Couscous is a tradition dish in Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, and Libya. there are many variations of couscous recipes in each country. This is one of the Tunisian Couscous recipes. Enjoy Tunisian yummy couscous!

  • ½ kilo meat “cut into cubes”
  • ½ kilo couscous “you can get this at the super store”
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions “cut into small cubes”
  • 2 green peppers
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • Pumpkin “cut into cubes”
  • 1 can chickpeas “ready for cooking”
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder or harissa
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • ½ tablespoon paprika
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ tablespoon cumin

  • Season the meat with the spices and put it into a pot with the olive oil and onions, fry it for a bit, then add the tomato paste, chickpeas and a cup of water, and let it boil for 15 minutes.
  • Cut the vegetables and throw them in the pot, add 1 liter of water and let boil.
  • To prepare the couscous, put it into a colander or sifter, over the big pot, wet the couscous and put it into the sifter and steam it for 30 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes to the sauce, and rewet the couscous in the sifter with a bit of the sauce “which will give it the red color”, continue cooking for another 20 minutes.
  • Put the couscous in a big bowl, pour some sauce over it and stir it, then arrange the vegetables and meat over it, and you’ve got yourself a beautiful, yummy Tunisian dish!
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