Wednesday 16 April 2014

Quick and happy meal for two

Day before yesterday when I was home tired from work with lots spinning in my head.. naturally work related.. was least in a mood to cook. We all experience those odd days when we don't feel like cooking nor do we feel like ordering from outside because we are bored of that too!

On such occasions I settle for simple south indian food like dosa, idli, upma or grilled or baked "stuff". This stuff could be veg, non veg or mixed bag. The combinations are numerous.. will be sharing one such combo here today..

What did I have in fridge that day.. umm I had Broccoli, mushrooms, some chicken ham. You may add other vegetables that you prefer and make it more interesting.

250 gms Broccoli
250 gms mushrooms
2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp apple cider
2 Garlic cloves crushed
1 levelled tsp Oregano
1 levelled tsp chilli flakes
Some chicken ham or meat of your choice (optional)
Sea salt as per taste

Scrambled eggs
Milk (1/4 cup for 4 eggs)
Olive oil (2 tsp for 4 eggs)
Salt as per taste

Cut each mushroom into two halves.
Use your hands instead of knife to cut broccoli into pieces. This will give you neat mouthful chunks of broccoli.
Preheat microwave to 210 degrees. If you do not have a microwave, you can stir fry these vegetables in a frying pan.

In a bowl, toss broccoli and mushrooms in olive oil, apple cider, sea salt, crushed garlic, oregano and chilli flakes.

Place them in a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes at 210 degrees. Meanwhile stir fry ham in olive oil. Sprinkle salt, oregano and chilli flakes.

Whisk egg, milk and salt till they blend well. Heat olive oil in a pan and simmer the flame. Add eggs and lightly cook until no liquid is left. Turn off the gas, remember not to overcook, not even slightest of browning.

When your juicy baked vegetables are ready, put some on a plate for serving. Add ham on top and scrambled egg becomes your perfect side dish.

I bet you can't wait until all these flavours burst in your mouth. :-)

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