Pureed caramelized onions made this veggie dish tasty…
After a week long of blowing the nose and sipping chukku kaapi, cold viruses finally set me free. I feel energized, focused and hence way too many thoughts are hitting my mind. My today’s thought was about imaginary conversation. Yes, I do have imaginary conversation with people that I know and also with people that I haven’t met, I welcome all to have a talk over a cup of coffee 😛 Does this sound normal or weird??? Oh, c’mon people, now don’t tell me you have never had imaginary conversations. Well, we often see kids having imaginary conversation and it’s considered to be normal as it’s a sign of their vocabulary development and their ability to converse. But when adults have such conversation, it’s not considered that healthy. It’s said that mostly people who are lonely engage themselves in such imaginary conversations. But not necessarily! I would say if the conversation is with a person whom you know, it’s just that you haven’t talked with that person in a long time and is someone very dear to you. Now, if it’s with a person whom you don’t know, it’s out of pure admiration and craze for that person with whom you long to have a conversation in real but not quite possible. Also, sometimes we pretend to be the kind of person we want to be ( it could be celebrity, politician, leaders, chefs etc etc) and make it real true through such conversations. Just like you are starting to get worried about me, I was starting to get worried about myself. Right on time I read this: “There is no great genius without some touch of madness” by Seneca. Huge relief for me, anyone else feeling the same???
Alright, back to real conversation. I had made this dish a few days ago, it’s not a curry it’s more like potato and broccoli combined in caramelized onion gravy. Oh ya, it’s a veggie dish and when this was combined with pasta it became a one pot meal. Somehow, I was hit by the idea of pureeing the caramelized onions and I was so glad I did that. This gravy tasted so delicious, the caramelized onion sauce instantly made this dish taste incredible.
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Paste combined with potato broccoli in caramelized onions gravy
- Olive oil- 2 tbsp
- Onions, chopped- 3
- Garlic, chopped- 3 cloves
- Salt- to taste
- Italian seasoning- 2 tbsp
- Water- ¾ cup
- Potatoes, diced- 4
- Broccoli florets- 1, small
- Ground black pepper- 1 tsp
- Parsley, chopped- 1 handful
- Salt- to taste
- Place a large pan over medium heat, add olive oil.
- Add chopped onions and a little salt, saute till translucent.
- Add garlic and Italian seasoning, saute till onions start to turn caramelized. Don't over brown it.
- In a blender, puree the onions along with ¾ cup water to a smooth paste. Keep aside.
- In a saucepan cook diced potatoes along with ¼ cup till it turns fork tender.
- Add broccoli to the cooked potatoes and cook covered for a few minutes till broccoli has just cooked. Don't over cook broccoli.
- Pour the pureed caramelized onion to the cooked potatoes and broccoli, combine well.
- Add some water to thin down the gravy.
- Add ground black pepper and more salt to taste, combine well and cook for a couple of minutes.
- Sprinkle parsley over it and cook for a minute.
- Remove the pan from the heat and keep covered.
- You could serve this with chapati or roti or combine with pasta of your choice to make a one pot meal.