We love to work with seasonal vegetables in the kitchen. You know the vegetables have not travelled thousands of kilometres to reach you and you can spend more money on quality and can save on transportation cost.
These days you can find broccoli almost everywhere. It has a full flavour and is very nutritious.
Today we want to share a casserole recipe with you: Broccoli Potato Cheddar Casserole. The casserole can be served as a side dish with chicken or as a main course with a salad of your choice.
What you need (serves 3 as a side dish or 1,5 as a main course)
Salt, pepper, oregano to taste
Seperate the florets of the broccoli and boil firm to the bite, boil potatoes and cut in thick slices, crush the garlic, cut onions in small cubes, and grate the cheese.
Mix sourcream, onion, salt, pepper, garlic and oregano.
Fold the sauce in the potatoes and broccoli seperately.
Stack the potatoes and broccoli alternately into the tray.
Top with the cheddar and bake in the oven at 180◦C for about 30 minutes or till golden brown.
Today I would like to share my dadi’s (my father’s mother’s) recipe with you: Kichidi with Aloo Chokha. Here it is:
A Kichidi and Aloo Chokha lunch at my parent’s home in Millstatt comes side-by-side with a full-on drama: from deciding the lunch menu, to finding all the ingredients, till the time the Kichidi is served and our stomachs slightly over-stretched due to over-eating.
My mother gets subjected to my father’s and my non-stop chatter about how to prepare the perfect Kichidi, my father would tell me how his mother cooked it, I listen in awe and try to remember the details of an intricate meal, such as Kichidi.
Alright, I accept, Kichidi and Aloo Chokha does make us go a bit (actually completely) over the top – and I understand my mother’s rather cold reaction: yes, the rice and dal mash is nice.
By the time the most amazing lunch is finished my father wonders: what makes Kichidi such an amazing, super-fabulous, delicious, aromatic, perfectly spiced lunch?
It’s all about memories, the ultimate experience!
I assume that you do not need my list of ingredients anymore and truly hope you have your own perfect recipe.
Enjoy your Monday and have a good week ahead!
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