After being energized by the leftovers dinner ;), we started thinking of the Less Is More event. A came up with the idea of a stuffed capsicum. We rummaged in our fridge and found a capsicum. Yes, ONE capsicum. Less Is More no? :D So, we went about changing the basic recipe given by my mom and a recipe from Aayi's recipes (sniff, sniff) to this one! We later realized that it is super healthy too. Check it out yourself!
ONE capsicum ;) (keeping in line with the theme!)
1/2 cup Moong Dal - boiled in the microwave for 10 mins, so that it is cooked and the grains remain separate
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 cup onion
1 tsp Garam Masala
1. Heat oil in a pan, add jeera and hope it splutters (like I always do!)
2. Just when you are about to lose patience, add those onions and saute them, stir them quickly around the pan hoping that quick movements of hand over the onions make them cook faster ;)
3. Add salt and Garam Masala. Mix well.
4. Add Moong Dal, mix and allow to cook (this 'allowing to cook' is easy on your nerves, because you can do these things then - switch on the oven to preheat it on broil mode, and cut the top of the capsicum off and deseed it. You can even clean after your husband if he is helping you with this. :) So, you do not have to hover over the gas and wait and watch the onions get brown!) :D
5. Use this mixture to fill up the capsicum and put this on a greased baking tray. Take pictures, if possible ;)
6. Then pop in the tray and broil it for 15-20 minutes or until the capsicum is cooked. Then, do not dig into it. Take pictures, and rush to post your recipe :P
Note: Be careful and do not burn your hands like I do, everytime. I look like an abused woman with the burns on my hand. But I swear, A is really, really nice to me ;)
Oh yes, let me repeat, that was made with 5 ingredients and we are sending this to Nupur's Less Is More event. This was inspired by our enthusiasm :D and this recipe from Aayi's recipes. This recipe is the same as my mom's and my mom's mom's! :D
Thanks for this event, Nupur! I figured out how to cook a second dinner after my first :), all in 20 minutes flat, and that 'with enthusiasm.' Is there a healthy food event, or a cook in less time event, that we can send this to? :)
P.S - We are linking this post to Coffee too! (Thank God I read the rules this time around :P)