Cookbook:Nigerian Dambun Couscous

Nigerian Dambun Couscous
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Dambun couscous is a northern Nigerian dish, and it is special because it always steamed. It is really enjoyable and delicious because it is well-garnished with veggies. It is highly nutritious, rich in mineral and vitamin content. Dambun couscous preparation is simple, and the dish is normally served on its own.




  1. Wash meat thoroughly, then boil and set aside.
  2. Combine couscous, salt, vegetable oil, and a dash of water. Transfer the mixture to a steamer basket or colander.
  3. Boil a few inches of water in a pot. Add the couscous in the steamer basket, and cover the pot. Steam for a few minutes.
  4. Add the moringa leaves to the couscous. Cover the pot, and steam for some time.
  5. Heat a thin layer of vegetable oil in a saucepan. Add the chopped onion, and fry until golden brown. Add the peppers, peas, spring onion, and carrots.
  6. Season the vegetables with seasoning cube and salt. Add the cooked meat, and cook together.
  7. Gradually mix the couscous into the vegetables and meat. Allow to steam for about 5 minutes.
  8. Remove from the heat, and transfer to a platter. Garnish with cucumber slices.
  9. Serve hot.