It’s amazing how simple certain tasty dishes can be. Somehow, we associate great taste with hours of work. It was the mushroom dish that we had at Chianti last week that inspired this. Olive oil, red chillies and garlic. That’s it. All the flavour you need. Find it hard to believe? Go on, try this out. Anyone can do it. Honestly. Olive oil – 2-3 tsp
5-6 red chillies and 7-8 cloves of garlic – crushed together
200 g mushrooms, cleaned and drained
200-250 g prawns – deveined, cleaned and cooked for 10-15 minutes with just salt added to it
a small head of broccoli , broken into florets – boil some water, dump the florets into it, continue to boil for 5 minutes and drain a handful of walnuts
1. Heat a kadai.
2. Add the crushed chillies and garlic, sauté till the garlic turns slightly brown.
3. Add mushrooms and a pinch of salt. Close the lid and cook for about 7-8 minutes. Open the lid, let the water dry up completely and continue to stir in between till the mushrooms appear shrunk, oily and browned.
4. Add the cooked prawns.. Stir till well coated with the masala and the prawns have turned brown. 5. Add broccoli and walnuts. Toss for 1-2 minutes.
That’s it. And it tastes perfect. Ideal for a mid work snack.
(Note : You can cook the prawns and boil and drain the broccoli florets in advance. Refrigerate till you use it. )