We are vegetarians on Tuesdays. And its something of a rule that when you are very aware that a certain thing is prohibited, you always get a pang to do it. So even if I happily eat aloo methi and arhar ki dal on a monday, I often spend Tuesdays conjuring images of Fish curry and salivating over it. I bet I get no brownie points from Lord Hanuman for being a vegetarian for a day in his honour. But one has to eat. And eat well. So one Tuesday evening I looked through books and websites searching for dishes I could make- quickly and easily (Tues is a workday people, and factor in my laziness). So this is what we had for dinner that day. Took me about 45 minutes. Most of the time was taken in chopping and grating things. So get your wife/hubby (whichever claims to not know how to cook) to do it. Thats what I do! So the Menu read thus :
French Stuffed Potatoes
Vegetable Au Gratin
served with Pesto and Herb Panini
ONION MUSHROOM ROSTI
Heat butter/oil in pan. Add potato mixture and spread in a thick pancake form. Cook for 10 minutes till edged brown. Then put a plate on top of the pan and invert the pancake on the plate. Slip the pancake carefully back into the pan. If using non stick pan then you need to add more butter/oil in the pan. Cook for another 6-7 minutes.
FRENCH STUFFED POTATOES
VEGETABLE AU GRATIN
Chop into cubes vegetables of your choice: carrots, mushrooms, beans, brocolli, baby corn, cauliflower etc. Steam the veggies together till they are almost done. Dont let them get soggy.