I got tired of buying it, so I thought I'd make some.
Sort through a cupful of the dried beans, looking for stones, debris and shriveled beans. Discard these and add the remaining beans to a saucepan. Cover the beans with 3 cups of water, place a lid on the pan and let the beans soak overnight.
- Step 2 Drain and rinse the beans. Add 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil to a large saute pan and heat over medium high heat. Add chopped onion and the garlic to the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then, add 1/2 tsp. of cumin and turmeric and 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon and cook for another minute. If you prefer, you can substitute these spices for a garam masala spice mix. Garam masala is widely used in Indian cooking, and is a wonderfully fragrant combination of spices (see link below for a recipe).
- Step 3 Add the rinsed beans to the pan along with 2 cups of vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Turn down to a simmer, cover and cook for 45 to 50 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in the couscous, cover the pan and remove from the heat. Let the pan sit for 5 to 10 minutes until the liquid has been absorbed.