Thursday, December 6, 2007
Vegetable Stir Fry
Continuing the vegan mood, here is a simple vegie stir fry. Accompanied by any meat or seafood, this is one fresh, healthy and handy vegie dish.
Coming from a Land of Spices, I have never come across people in our country who would make a simple vegie dish like this. Cause we always try to add, some spices or the other to give flavour to our vegie food.
So this can't be an Indian dish. Well though western and simple, it has all the benefits from the vegetables and ease to make.
I don't know how many of my Indian foodies like raw vegetables, but I'm not a fan of raw vegies. Back home the only raw vegetables, that we ate where Carrot, Cucumber & Tomatoe. ( I can't remember more at this time) and off course raw onion.
In this part of the world people are so used to eating any vegetable raw. And to help them eat we have these range of "dips" readily available in all the grocery stores. Well, thanks to these dips, I am able to include all kinds of peppers now, in my list because of them.
So to strike a balance bewteen the raw vegetables and the Indian fries (where we cook our vegies so much that I doubt the nutritional value of them after cooking) a simple and quick Stir Fry Vegies come into rescue. Here the vegies are not overcooked at the same time they don't carry the raw smell in them but still be crunchy to give us that full feeling. Yea, replacing the carbs from rice and bread with the healthy vegie is a good way for a balanced diet. All that you need is some good portion of protien to go with it. And the best thing is, since you've cut down on those carbs in your meal, you can treat yourself with a dessert. Sneaky Uhh!!!
Now lets make this dish.
You can have the choice of your vegetables here. I used
Beans can to included to
To Stir fry:
1 Tbsp of Butter.(No magarine please)
Salt to taste.
A good sprinke of Black pepper
A few drops of Soy Sauce( Optional)
You can add any vegetable seasonings like Mrs Dash, if you want to spice it up.(Optional)
Heat up a wok add the butter,
Add the vegies once the butter melts.
Add salt mix well. (If adding soy sauce add very little or no salt)
Saute for 5 - 7 minutes
Add Soy Sauce, Balck Pepper, any Seasoning.
Toss a little and remove from heat, ready to be serve hot with your fav seafood or meat.