This dish was never one of our favourite when growing up, but gradually we have acquired the taste and the dish has become a staple one in our household. It’s a dish which many call in different ways – kusksu, kuksu, kisksu…

Whatever your version, a dish like this is something you would want on a gloomy day like today, all grayish outside without a glimpse of sun! So here it goes in both English and Maltese…

kusksu

INGREDIENTS (INGREDJENTI):

  • onion (basla)
  • salt and pepper (melħ u bżar)
  • water (ilma)
  • carrots (karrotti)
  • potatoes (patata)
  • broad beans (ful)
  • tomato pure (kunserva)
  • eggs (bajd)
  • kusksu pasta beads (għaġin boċċi tal-kusksu)
  • cheeselets (ġbejniet)
  • chicken stock cube (dada tal-istokk tat-tiġieġa)

METHOD (METODU):

  • Fry the onion with some salt and pepper. Qalli l-basla bi ftit bżar u melħ.
  • Add in the water and leave to boil. Żid l-ilma u ħallih jagħli.
  • Add carrots, potatoes, broad beans, and chicken cube. Żid il-karrotti, il-patata, il-ful u d-dada tat-tiġieġa.
  • When the vegetables are ready, add the kusksu pasta and the cheeselets. Meta l-ħaxix ikun sar, żid l-għaġin boċċi tal-kusksu u l-ġbejniet. 
  • When the pasta is done, add in raw eggs and serve when cooked.  Meta l-għaġin ikun sar,  żid il-bajd nej u meta jsir tista’ sservi. 

platt kusksu