Dinesh and Bawa

Dinesh and Bawa


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Stir fry Veggies

A very yummy continental flavoured stir fry, quite quick to make...

1/3 a broccoli (or a full small one) chopped into medium sized florets
1 medium (green) zucchini thinly sliced
2 carrots peeled and cut into thin strips
a generous handful of french beans cut thinly
300 gms frozen peas soaked in water (or fresh ones that have been boiled and ready to eat)
A handful of snow peas roughly cut
Button and/or oyster mushrooms (you could use portabello as well) washed and cut into chunky pieces
a small bunch of spinach finely chopped
2 pods of garlic finely chopped or squashed
10-15 leaves of fresh basil chopped coarsely

Heat 3-5 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan. Add garlic (you may optionally add 2-3 dried red chillies as well) and cook till it turns golden brown. Add salt to taste. Add the basil leaves and stir a bit.

Next the french beans go in and cook them for about 5 minutes or so. Then the carrots snow peas and broccoli get cooked for another 5ish minutes. Next add the mushrooms, zucchini and spinach and cook for 3-4 minutes more. Last add the spinach. Let the whole thing sizzle for 2 minutes.

You may stir in some butter, or tomato puree or pesto...

Feel free to add any other veggies you fancy... bell peppers, squash, cauliflower, potatoes... whatever, don't add too much of any veggie coz otherwise that veggie overpowers the delicate basil garlic taste.

Serve piping hot with toasted wholewheat or multigrain bread. You may garnish with some shredded cheddar cheese! :)  

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Trinaa said...

from now on i'll check ur blog first n then eat my breakfast/lunch/dinner... :)

Dilkhush Singh Kohli said...

Simple yet yummy :P

Thank you !!!

Anonymous said...

Yummy ! Sounds nice 'n' nutritious !!

Anonymous said...

Great recipe bawa, specially for a new cook like me.

Rits said...

these recipes sure look very appealing on ur blog...but i just dont have the patience to try them out...each time i read a recipe..i wonder, do u really cook?

Bawa said...


Every single recipe thats on this blog is cooked at least 3-5 times in my Ashram kitchen... not just by me, but by other people too...
Every single photo has been taken of the food just before we ate it... This part is the tough part, coz everyone wants to eat as soon as its cooked :)
So, yes, i cook all these recipes, most of them are my own, others maybe heavy modifications from people i have learned (they are usually credited in the recipe) and very very few maybe something i got from a book or online and again is heavily modified to suit my style of cooking :)

Jai Gurudeva!

komal said...

jai gurudev bau,
sounds yummm... but theres another many versions in chinese and thai cuisine which i loveee..
foe chinese or thai replace olive with sesame/ groundnut oil, add soy or sweet chilli sauce, salt and white pepper and a pinch of jaggery with a drop of lime juice to the same veggies and the rest of the procedure is same.. ill try it when am in the lan d down under....

exodus said...

Simple yet elegant recipe.

I usually parboil the carrots/beans and the peas. (parboiling is just throwing them into boiling water and then turning the gas off). This way the stir fry time is reduced to like 5 minutes. Also I add red crushed chillies along with the garlic and make sure the garlic turns a little brown (For that burnt chilly garlic taste, yummy !). I also add black pepper and a little soya sauce if I do not want it dry. Garnishing with coriander/mint leaves is another option.

Vikram Hazra said...

aaahhh yummm! Longing to be back in your cozy kitchen, followed by some board games?
Jai Gurudev, and Happy Guru Poornima to the Yes+ team

Bawa said...

I don't usually analyze by taste... somehow i am able to "hear" and "see" food... it's difficult to explain... cooking for me is like conducting a highly skilled orchestra or painting a very beautiful portrait...
Taste just happens :)

Jai Gurudeva!

MaMo said...

what a mouthwatering recipe!!!
i wish i was there when u prepared this...
that reminds me!!!
this time when you come to Pune, we'll go to The Gordon House. My pending treat, remember...?!
Will change the reason for the treat though... ;-)

sunil said...

bawa ur simply great ....it is nw i realized cooking the foodie of my taste is so simple...this one is again a delicacie to cook and to eat...alwyz keenly watin 4 ur stumptuous recipies ...knowledge...and humor..
ps : after my recent passion for cooking my wife has started lovin me all the more..and so do the yes+ indore team.afterall way to a person's heart goes from the stomach....:)

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