Saturday, August 16, 2014

Ratatouille....the way Deepti likes it

I had heard about the Ratatouille but it was only in the movie. And when she said I make it, I couldn't resist exclaiming,"Really ? how?!'

And here's how...
Ingredients :
1 zucchini diced
1 red and 1 small bell pepper diced
1 aubergine (bharta baingan works just fine) diced
Cheese (if you are not too worried about calories)
1 big onion diced
Tomato (1 cup puree, and 1 coarsely chopped)
Herbs - thyme, oregano, basil, parsley...I also like mine with Rosemary

Its extremely simple 

1.       1 zucchini, stir fry in olive oil (3/4 tsp) for 5mins. Add salt and pepper. Don’t cover when cooking. Keep it aside
2.       Then repeat the same with eggplant only.
3.       Then capsicum (1 red 1 yellow for colour)
4.       Then in olive oil, put cut 2 garlic pods. Add 2 diced onions
5.       When they turn brown add 1 tomato puree and 1 diced tomato
6.       Then add the zucchini, eggplant and pepper. Cook and cover for 20-25mins till its all well cooked. Keep stirring in between.
7.       Add oregano, basil, thyme and parsley towards the last 5mins.
8.       Grated cheese if needed

While some sites say you can do all veggies together upfront, Step 1,2,3 help retain some original taste in each. And like I said, it is how Deepti likes hers, she adds an extra tomato and onion

I tried it and we all loved it....its all about change is it not?!

No comments: