Couscous North African Style

I first tasted this delicious North African goodness for the first time in Paris in an Algerian restaurant during my daughters baptism. I really enjoyed it especially with the multi delicious vegetables included in it, giving it all together a very delicious taste with a good nutritive value.

I learned Algeria has 40 provinces and each province has it’s own different recipe for this dish. Amazing ! Isn’t it ?

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Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook time: 1 hr

Ready : 1h 30 mins


  • 375 g of couscous
  • Olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Onion
  • Water
  • Turmeric
  • 3 large carrots
  • Tomato paste
  • 400 g of chickpeas skinless
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoon harissa (optional )
  • Lamb chops
  • Garlic cloves
  • 2 medium size zucchini ( Couegettes)
  • Celery
  • Large Potatoes
  • Punpkin


  1. Pour oil in a pot and heat . Add onion and fry . Stir occasionally until done add tomato and fry . Add salt , white pepper, harissa, tumetic , celery and allow to simmer.
  2. Steam your lanb in a different pot. Marinate with bouillon cubes and salt and pepper (optional)
  3. Allow to simmer for 25 mins
  4. Add carrots , capsicum, pumpkin, potatoes, Zuchini, and the rest of the spices . Allow to simmer again for 30 mins.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cold dowm before you serve


  • Bring water to a boiling point add butter abd salt
  • Stir into the water your coscous abd cover. Make sure you allow to rest ir sit for 7 mins.
  • You will have a soft and fluffy couscous.
  • You can add some salt but its iprional .
  • Serve couscous with your vegetable lamb broth stew .


2 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Nice recipe


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