Monday, May 14, 2012

Grilled Aubergine & Cheese Sandwich

I know aubergine or eggplant or brinjal  or baingan is not everyone’s favorite… even I hated it in my childhood but now-a-dayss I really like it specially the grilled one.. It tastes so very good in pizzas, pastas… and sandwiches… if you have any more ideas to use grilled eggplant then plzzzz lemme know…. I would just love to try that…..but as of now plzz try this s/w its really gud…



Aubergine (Brinjal): 2 nos. Long ones
Tomato: 1/2 Big
Chesse Slices: 2 Nos.
Bread : 2 Slices
Mixed Herbs: 1 Tbsp
Salt & Pepper: to taste
Butter/oil: 2-3 Tbsp
Tomato Ketchup: to serve


  • Slice the aubergine thinly, apply salt and keep side for 10 mins.


  • Wash it nicely after that…
  • Apply butter/oil, salt, pepper, herbs and rub nicely all over.


  • Keep aside for 5 mins…
  • Heat a pan and grill the slices nicely till done.. ( one can do it in oven also)


  • Meanwhile cut the corners of the bread and toast it till crisp.


  • Also deseed & slice the tomatoes as shown in pic.


  • Take toasted bread and place grilled aubergine over it.


  • Then place the cheese slice, tomato strips and sprinkle seasoning & herbs over it.


  • Grill it in preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10 mins or till the cheese melts..


  • Serve hot with tomato ketchup…


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fried Egg in Bread

What to do when you are hungry n have just one egg & a slice of bread left in your fridge… this is what happened with me today… so I made this easy fried egg in bread… its as simple and easy  as a fried egg but just a li’l different in appearance that doesn't make it boring…



Egg: 1 No.
Bread: 1 Slice
Oil: 1/2 Tsp
Salt: to taste
Pepper: to taste
Tomato Ketchup for garnish


  • Cut circle from bread with the help of a cookie cutter or lid of a round box.


  • Heat oil in a pan.


  • Put bread slice in the pan and crack an egg in the center.


  • Cover with lid and cook till its set.


  • If you like can serve it at this stage also but I like to cook a little from the other side as well… so I flipped it very carefully…


  • Take out carefully from the pan, sprinkle salt an pepper over it and eat… if you like, add ketchup also… .. I don’t …did just for the pic.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Vegetarian Pasta Bolognese

This was my first attempt to cook Pasta Bolognese and the result was quite descent… except for the colour mine had a reddish colour where as I have seen brown coloured Pasta Bolognese in pics… may be I had added more tomatoes but still it tasted gud to me.. If you want you can reduce the quantity of tomatoes in yours..

Also I substituted minced meat with soya granules to make it vegetarian….

This quantity will serve 1-2 ppl…



Penne Pasta: 1 Cup (uncooked)
Soya Granules: 3/4 Cup
Olive Oil: 1-2 Tbsp
Garlic: 2 Cloves Chopped
Onion: 1 Small Chopped
*Capsicum: 1 Small Chopped
Tomatoes: 2 Small pureed
Mixed Herbs: 2 Tbsp
Salt: to taste
Pepper: 1/4 tsp
Red Chilly Powder: to taste
Water: 1/4 Cup8

*I was running short of capsicum so didn’t add but one should add it to enhance the taste.


  • Soak soya granules in water till soft.


  • Boil pasta in salted water till Al-Dante, apply some oil and keep aside .


  • Heat oil in a pan add garlic & onion fry for 2 mins.
  • Drain soya granules squeeze out the water nicely add to the onions, add chopped capsicum & fry till they turn brown.


  • Add mixed herbs, spices, tomato puree & 1/4 cup water.


  • Cook on moderate heat till oil separates.


  • Add boiled pasta, mix well with the sauce and cook in slow flame for 1 min.


  • Transfer this to serving plate, top it with grated cheese & serve hot…