What do you do when you cook something for a challenge, click the pictures, think that they look good and then finish off the whole plate, only to find that the pictures did not turn out the way you wanted them to be? That's what exactly happened with this picture - I thought they looked perfect on the camera screen but they just weren't when they popped up on the laptop screen. With the shifting work that I am neck deep in, I knew that I wouldn't be able to cook and re-shoot again. So here I am in this post, with a blurred image, which InShaAllah will be replaced when I cook it again.
For this month Sshhh.... Cooking Secretly Challenge
, I was paired with Priya from Priya's Menu
and she gave me potato and cheese as my ingredients. In fact, I must say that she was such a sweetheart, when I told her that I would be shifting soon and would love to get easy ingredients so that I don't have to break my head over deciding the recipe. First, I thought I would make some potato tikkis with cheese inside it. But then, during the last challenge, I had made tikkis
and didn't want to repeat them. While I was flickering through my cut-out book while I discovered the no-yeast pizza
, I saw a recipe which was a cheese frittata served with potato wedges. That got me thinking about why I couldn't merge the potato and cheese into one frittata? OK, for people who are new to the word "Frittata", it is nothing but an Italian word for a dish similar to an omelette but filled with other ingredients like meat, vegetable, etc. Such a cute name, right? Hehe... OK, so I made this frittata.. err, omelette as a part of a lazy lunch with some rice and moru curry. Rasha eats her eggs only as a half-fry or a bull's eye and in no other form, so she didn't touch it. The egg crazy, who takes from her abba, Azza ate up almost 40% of it and didn't touch any rice at all! It is definitely going to be a favorite with the kids, especially with the cheese, so do try it!
Potato Cheese Frittata
|I feel like crying looking at the pic... :(|
1 small potato (weighed 150 gm)
1 tbsp oil
1 small onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, pounded
Salt to taste
1 tbsp chilli flakes
3 large eggs, beaten
3 tbsp mozzarella cheese, shredded (add as much as required!)
Chop the potato into small and thin pieces. Boil them in water for five minutes - not necessary that they get completely cooked. Drain them and set aside.
In a fry pan, heat the oil. Fry the onions and garlic till wilted. Add the potatoes, salt and chilli flakes and cook for a couple of minutes. Now add the beaten egg on top. Spread the potatoes to cover the whole pan. Cook on low flame till half done. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top and cook on closed lid till the top portion is done.
Slowly take out from the pan. Serve warm!
There was hardly any spice. You can sprinkle in some black pepper or chop in some green chillies for an extra kick. Also, you can add in some oregano or thyme if you like the flavors... would give it a very pizza like flavor!
Oh yes, the secret ingredients I gave her was raagi and jaggery. Wouldn't you like to see what she cooked up with that? Do check out her post here