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Couscous in the Thermomix- the simpler yet delicious version that our family really enjoyed.


Couscous in the Thermomix- the simpler yet delicious version that our family really enjoyed.



Serves 6

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 30 minutes


  • 1/2 small bunch fresh coriander
  • 1/2 small bunch fresh parsley
  • 3 onions, peeled and halved
  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 6 merguez sausages (make your own from scratch following our recipe here)
  • 20g olive oil
  • 400g carrots
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp cumin seeds
  • 1tbsp paprika
  • 500g water
  • 400g courgettes
  • 70g raisins
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 300g couscous
  • 1 tbsp harissa paste (optional)

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat your oven to 200C.
  2. Mix 1tsp cumin seeds, 1 tbsp paprika, 2tbsp olive oil with a bit of salt. Rub the chicken drumsticks in the spice mixture.
  3. Add 3 onions, halved, 1/2 bunch fresh coriander and 1/2 bunch fresh parsley to the mixing bowl. Chop for 10 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides.
  4. Add 20g olive oil and cook for 3 minutes / 100C / speed 1.
  5. In the meantime, cook the sausages and chicken drumsticks in the oven. Alternatively you can cook both in the Varoma by putting the Varoma dish in place at step 7
  6. Peel and chop 400g carrots. Set aside. Chop 400g courgettes and place in the Varoma dish.
  7. Add the carrots to the mixing bowl, with 1tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground ginger, salt and pepper to taste and 500g water. Cook for 10 minutes / 100C / Reverse Speed low.
  8. Put the Varoma dish in place. Cook for a further 10 minutes / Varoma / Reverse speed low.
  9. In the meantime, cook the couscous as per packet instructions.
  10. Remove Varoma dish and set aside. Add 70g raisins 1 tbsp Harissa paste (if using – careful if you’re feeding children – Harissa is pure chilli!) and 1 can chickpeas to the mixing bowl. Cook for 5 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low.
  11. Add the courgettes to the vegetable mix and serve with the couscous and the sausages.

Delicious. Bon appetit x


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  1. Oh my goodness! This scrumptious-looking recipe has me salivating. I would love to have a giant bite of this gorgeous dish. That chicken and sausage are calling my name. Thank you so much for sharing your special recipe. I look forward to making it for my family.

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