Couscous is a festive dish, prepared with a delicate mix of cooked dry fruits, which symbolizes a sweet new year. It is often made during the “henna”, a traditional pre-wedding party. During the holidays, the couscous is usually accompanied by a special type of meat like lamb or veal. The natural sweetness of the dry fruits is enhanced by mixing cinnamon and ginger which results in a unique taste.
Heat up oil in a large pan. Saute onions on a low flame until they become translucent.
Add water, sugar, cinnamon, honey, ginger. Mix with a wooden spoon and add raisins, prunes and cinnamon stick. Cover and cook for about 45 minutes on a low flame stirring from time to time. When it’s ready, discard the cinnamon stick.
Prepare the couscous according to the package direction.
Arrange couscous on a large plate and add the cooked dried fruits on top. Sprinkle some silvered almonds and a pinch of cinnamon.