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Thursday, 22 April 2010

The man decides to cook >>Veggie Martelli

What happens when your husband decides to cook? You end up doing dishes, tons of it. Even if it is just bread and some concoction he cooks up. OK it was nice. But still, he took like one hour to make just that. And for the want of a better name, he named his dish after the vegetable market he bought his veggies from. :D But for all the effort he put in, I think it deserves a mention on my blog. :D

 

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All that he used-

A couple of slices of Ciabatta bread

For the topping-

6 to 8 figs – chopped (MUST)

100 gms Cottage cheese cubes (paneer)

1 small can of sweet corn

1 big can of kidney beans

1 chopped red bell pepper

4 spring onions- sliced

1 big can of tomato puree

2 Zucchinis

1/2 tsp oregano

2 tsp olive oil

Tabasco sauce- lots of it (or as per your taste :-) )

 

Tzatziki Sauce (a greek sauce- exactly like mint raita!!)

Yogurt

cucumber

Garlic

mint

salt

(Just mix it all up. Be sure to use thick creamy yogurt)

Method:

In a pan, heat the olive oil . Add chopped Zucchini and bell pepper to it. Sauté for a few seconds and add the rest of the veggies  including the spring onions, figs, canned corn, kidney beans and cottage cheese. Once the zucchini is a lil soft, pour the tomato puree and mix well. Add salt, tabasco, oregano and mix for a minute. Turn off gas :D

Toast the Ciabatta bread with some olive oil or  butter, or just plain. Arrange the topping on bread and finish with the Tzatziki sauce and serve.

It was quite different in taste. The bits of figs, corn, kidney beans, cottage cheese combined with the crunch of the bell pepper and the Tabasco tang, did it for me!! I was floored. :) Thanks, ma love.

3 foodie comments:

Choco said...

Oooh! The most hopeless cook in these parts of the world says it looks yummm! :)

phish phish said...

yay R!!! that looks delicious....!

The Ketchup Girl said...

ok, the bong husband is very happy with both the non-bong bong and the bong comments :D