Cous cous “Caffè Babilonia”


In the last days I’ve been reading two lovely books, written by Meheran Marsha, and they inspired me this recipe. It’s a story of three iranian sisters, who leave Teheran during the revolution and settle in a small town in Ireland. Here they start running a cafè. I  warmly recommend this book! These books contain also some recipes, not vegan of course. I’d like to veganize them all…for the time being, I tried out this seitan.



– 250gr cous cous

– 300gr seitan

– 3 red onions

– 200gr walnuts

– cinnamon

– turmeric

– black pepper, freshly ground

– salt

– extra virgin oilve oil

– water


Chop seitan and reduce the onion in thin slices. Sautè both of them in a pan with some oil, and leave them become tasty. In the meantime, process the walnuts and add some warm water (as needed) to form a cream. Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon in some water. Add this cream to the seitan, plus turmeric (1/2 teaspoon), salt and pepper. Add some more water and let it cook for twenty-ish minutes.

In the meantime, prepare the cous cous as you usually do. When done, serve it in the plate with seitan, still warm.

Chef: Edera from Veganblog

  1. EleonoraNW3 20 July 2010 at 19:23

    I can’t wait to make some homemade seitan to try this recipe! It really smells of middle-east…I’m sure I’ll love it!

  2. Chicca66 14 August 2010 at 18:07

    I adore the couscous 🙂

  3. Cassandra78 14 October 2010 at 14:06

    The idea of th inspiration comng from a book is great

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