Recipe: Sweet couscous with Pumpkin

The end of Ramadan is approaching. Time to get inspired by some party recipes! None other than the Healthy Sisters Rachida and Najima, share a recipe for the delicious traditional Moroccan dish ‘sweet couscous with pumpkin’!


We are Rachida and Najima, also known as Healthy Sisters. When Yusra approached us to share a recipe with you, we immediately thought of the sweet couscous with pumpkin. We are halfway through Ramadan. That means that we are getting closer to al-Eid. And couscous is a party dish, right?

What do you need?

  • 500 gram speltcouscous (mag ook de volkoren gebruiken
  • 1 pumpkin
  • 200 gram almonds
  • 100 gram raisins
  • 50 ml rose water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 100 grams of butter


  • Steam the couscous in the traditional manner. Steam the couscous 2x 20 minutes.
  • Steam the pumpkin.
  • When the couscous is almost finished steaming, add the raisins in. Let these steam for a little while as well.
  • Meanwhile you are going to make the pumpkin porridge. Mix the pumpkin, rose water, cinnamon and butter in a separate pan on a low heat until you have a fine paste.
  • In a round or oblong baking pan apply a first layer of couscous.
  • Next is a pumpkin layer and then another layer of couscous.
  • Finish with almonds, honey and cinnamon

A nice, sweet and responsible meal for Eid, and of course for every occasion ;-).



Check out this recipe on our YouTube channel.


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