Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Stir fried veggies

So it has been a while since the last post. Not due to inactivity in the kitchen, but simply because of our laziness. Since we broke from the humdrum and tried something new today, we realised that it should go up in the blog!
After stocking and overloading the fridge with veggies from our shopping trip yesterday, we were spoilt for choice for dinner. So decided to stir up a dish with all possible veggies. It looks really colorful, is healthy and is really easy to make once you do all the chopping ;). So here is the recipe:
What you'd need:

2 carrots, a bunch of beans, 4-6 babycorns, one capsicum - all chopped lengthwise.

One onion, finely sliced
A couple of pods of garlic, crushed
Some salt, pepper and oregano for seasoning

How to go about it:
First, wash and chop all the vegetables. Your job is almost done by now.
All you need to do is blanch the carrots and the babycorn for a couple of minutes along with some salt. Then run it under cold water.
In a skillet, heat 2-3 spoons of olive oil ( its the good kind of oil, nothing wrong in being generous with it :))
Add the crushed garlic and onion and saute it for a minute or two. Add in the capsicum to this. Toss and stir for a minute.
The beans can be added directly in case it is tender. Else, that also goes into the boiling water along with the other vegetables.
Now add in the boiled vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir well until all the vegetables are coated with the spices. Top it with a dash of oregano.

Can be eaten directly or along with some rice. We seasoned the rice with saffron and pepper and called it "saffron rice". So dinner for the day- saffron rice with the stir fried vegetables.