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Solitary splendour

You don't know what to cook just for yourself? Here it is

COOKING FOR just yourself may be tougher than cooking for 10. Try these dishes.

Pav Bhaji

Ingredients

Potatoes
(diced) - 50 Gms
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 sauté onion in butter add all the vegetables and sauté for some time.

Add the rest of the ingredients and cook it for some. Mash the vegetables while cooking. Adjust the seasoning and the bhaji.

Presentation

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

American Chopsuey

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

Method

Mix dry corn flour into the noodles and deep-fry the noodles till they are golden and crisp.

Arrange in a dish. Keep aside.

Shred all the vegetables. Heat oil and sauté all 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 the serving dish.

Garnish with shredded spring onions.

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