This recipe comes from an Australian Women’s Weekly ‘Pies without Pastry’ liftout dated August 1994. I love the first paragraph explaining what couscous is and where you can buy it. It was obviously a very new ingredient back then, quite a contrast to how easy it is to find in every supermarket now.
I don’t imagine that Mum ever made these as the spicy red curry paste wasn’t something she or Dad would have liked, but for those who don’t feel that way this recipe sounds like a great way to jazz up the humble rissole.
Did you think using chickpeas in a recipe was a new thing? This Moroccan style casserole from a 1990s, Australian Women’s Weekly supplement Clever Casseroles disproves this. This recipe is more than 20 years old and a. is Moroccan style and b. uses chickpeas – everything old is new again…….and it even includes a couscous recipe.
This is a bit more modern curry recipe than Mum originally made. Mum made curries using just curry powder and nothing as fancy as red lentils and coriander, but I think this recipe appealed to her as it had pumpkin and cauliflower in it, vegetables she really liked.