Its getting pretty cold in ahmedabad these days and gets dark fairly early in the evenings. Was not in a mood to go out to buy vegetables and the only ones I had at home were yellow bell peppers, celery, tomatoes and of course the inevitable potatoes and onions.
Wanted to make something hot and nice but had to make do with what I had at home.
Looked thru my books and found this one by Tarla Dalal called 'TV meals' which listed easy to make quick meals.
It had one on 'Rosti with thai inspired vegetables' - I adapted that to make a rosti with fridge inspired vegetables...
Also made a soup with it and it turned out to be a nice hot comforting meal.
What you need -
For the Rosti
3-4 medium sized potatoes
2 tsps butter
For the topping
(you can use any combi of vegetables here, just listing what i used)
2 bell peppers
1 meduim sized onion chopped
red chilli flakes, tabasco sauce, olive oil
What you do with it -
In a pan, saute the onions in olive oil till they turn a little brown.
Add chopped peppers and tomatoes.
Sprinkle red chilli flakes and add a dash of tabasco sauce.
Garnish with chopped celery.
Parboil the potatoes with the skin on.
Peel and grate.
Mix lightly with a little salt (Dont mash it up)
In a flat pan, spread a little butter on the pan.
Take a big handful of the grated potato and make a pancake and place in the pan.
Roast on both sides with a little butter till it turns slightly brown.
Add the topping on this and serve hot.