Stir fried mushroom and bell peppers with mixed herbs

Who doesn’t like the subtle aroma of mixed Italian herbs especially when you are only interested to eat something which is flavorsome? I just love mixing herbs in dishes which are stir fried and served mostly as starters. The best part of herbs is they don’t overpower the real flavors of the main ingredients like vegetables or chicken or any other kind of meat. In fact herbs enhance the taste of any dish by adding their sheer magic to it.

Bell peppers and mushroom is a really good combination I ever came across in my entire cooking journey so far. So let’s begin with the recipe and see how you can also prepare the same and share the joy with others.

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Ingredients:

  • Bell peppers 1 yellow and 1 red
  • Button Mushrooms 6
  • Mixed herbs 1 table spoon (Thyme, Rosemary, and Oregano)
  • Garlic 4 cloves
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper 1 tea spoon
  • Lime juice of half lime
  • Butter 2 table spoons
  • Olive oil 1 table spoon
  • Spring onion ½ cup
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

Method:

Wash the mushrooms thoroughly under running water.

Chop the mushrooms, bell peppers, spring onions, and garlic.

In a skillet, put butter and olive oil and heat it. Now add garlic and sauté till it become a little bit soft.

Now add mushrooms in the butter and garlic and stir properly. Add a little salt so that mushroom will leave water and gets cooked in the same moisture.

Now add bell peppers and spring onions, salt, black pepper and yes most importantly mixed Italian herbs.

Cover the skillet with a lid for 5 minutes till the vegetables are cooked.

After five minutes, open the skillet and serve the dish but yes before serving don’t forget to adding dash of lime juice and garnishing the dish with coriander leaves.

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Egg Shakshuka

The best part of being a foodie is that you try different kind of cuisines and dishes from different continents which are popular among various ethnic groups. Middle East is one such region in the world where dishes combine the flavors from countries like Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and Egypt. This region also gave the world the best ingredient and that is Olive. Believe me dishes made in the olive oil are considered the most nutritious and delicious as well.

I know one such recipe which I make quite usually when I am bored of eating the normal Indian food. Egg Shakshuka! This dish stole my heart when I tried it in one of the restaurants which serves food from Middle East region. I did little research on the internet and found the perfect recipe to make Egg Shakshuka. Sharing the same below.

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Ingredients:

  • Eggs 2
  • Onion 1
  • Garlic 2 cloves
  • Tomatoes 2
  • Tomato puree ½ cup
  • Red bell peppers ½ half cup
  • Olive oil 2 table spoons
  • Red chili powder ½ tea spoon
  • Sugar 1 tea spoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped spring onion leaves for garnishing

Method:

First in a thick bottom skillet heat olive oil.

Now add chopped onion and garlic and let them turn translucent.

Now add chopped tomatoes and add salt, sugar and red chili powder. Stir everything and cover the skillet with a lid.

After five minutes, remove the lid and add tomato puree. Stir well and after 2 minutes add finely chopped bell peppers. Cover the skillet with lid again for 2 mins.

Now make two wells in the gravy and crack two eggs in each. Without disturbing the curry let the eggs cook. You can cover the skillet with lid to let the cook bit faster.

After 5 minutes remove the lid and Shakshuka is ready to be served.

Before serving the dish garnish it with spring onion leaves.

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