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Eating alone need not be boring with these quick fix recipes

Eating alone need not be boring with these quick fix recipes  

Here are some easy to prepare `meals for one'

COOKING FOR just yourself is as soul sapping as eating alone. Help, however, is at hand with these easy-to-prepare dishes.

Ingredients Potatoes (diced) - 50 gm Beans (diced) - 30 gm Carrots (diced) - 40 gm Cabbage (diced) - 40 gm Salt - to taste Red chilly powder - to taste Turmeric powder - � tsp Tomato puree - 3 tbsp Pav bhaji masala - 1 tbsp Onions (chopped) - 2 tbsp Butter - 2 tbsp

Method

Boil all the vegetables. In a pan saut� onion in butter, add all the vegetables and saut� for some time.

Add the rest of the ingredients and cook it for some time. Mash the vegetables while cooking and season.

Presentation

To be served hot accompanied by buttered hot pav and garnished with a dollop of butter and chopped coriander.

Ingredients

Beans - 3 Carrot - 2 Cabbage - 50 gm Onion - 1 Capsicum - 1 Cucumber - 10 gm Tomato - 10 gm Tomato sauce - 5 tbsp Noodles (boiled) - 60 gm Oil - for frying Corn flour - 40 gm Sugar - 20 gm Salt - to taste Vinegar - 2 tbsp

Method

Mix dry corn flour with the boiled noodles and deep-fry them till they are golden in colour and crisp. Arrange in a dish. Keep aside. Shred all the vegetables. Heat oil and saut� the vegetables and add tomato sauce and water. Add sugar and salt, and thicken it with corn flour and vinegar.

Pour this sauce over the noodles into a serving dish. Garnish with shredded spring onions.

IngredientsBurger bun - 1Cottage cheese (grated) - 80 gm

Salt/pepper - to taste Thyme - � tsp Butter - 1 tbsp Lettuce leaf - 2Potato (mashed) - 20 gm Tomato roundels - 2 Cucumber roundels - 2Bread crumbs - 2 tbsp Oil - for frying

Method

Cut the burger bun into three slices. Spread butter on all the three slices. Heat the bun on a griddle. Make a smooth mixture of cottage cheese, potato, salt, pepper and thyme. Shape them into patties and crumb fry them.

Arrange a lettuce leaf on the lower base and then place the fried patties on it.

Then put the middle slice and arrange cucumber and tomato on it. Then cover it with the third slice.

Presentation:

To be served hot accompanied with French fries, cole slaw and pickled vegetables.

Ingredients Red capsicum (juliennes) - 80 gm Black olives (stoned) - 10 Capers - 1 tbsp Olive oil - 50 ml Salt - to taste Spaghetti - 450 gm Butter - 50 gm Cheese - 100 gm Milk - 1 tbsp

Method

Saut� red capsicum in olive oil till it becomes tender, adding chopped olives and capers half way through the cooking time. Add salt to taste and strain off the excess oil.

Boil the spaghetti in water and salt solution until it becomes just tender. Transfer the spaghetti to a serving dish and pour the sauce on top. Add the butter, cheese and milk and mix it thoroughly.

Presentation

To be served hot garnished with grated cheese.

O. P. KHANTWAL

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