Thursday, January 14, 2010

Vegetable Sizzler

Sunday Supper: Vegetable Sizzler and Fruits in Custard Sauce

Recently some of my friends who don't live in India now, were discussing about Kobe sizzlers on our virtual adda. It brought back memories of going all the way to Opera House to eat at Kobe. I used to love the Veg Shashlik, found the name very fancy.

Then about couple of years ago we enjoyed a veg sizzler at Total Mall in Blr. This recipe is the recreation at home. I would have loved to own a sizzler plate. Right now I don't have it so served it straight from the frying pan. It did not keep sizzling all through the eat.

The recipe requires elaborate preparations. The steak in the sizzler is a large vegetable cutlet. Once that is ready putting together a sizzler is easy n quick. Sizzlers are actually simple food just roasted and served with a interesting sauce yet they are one of the expensive fast foods. The reason for this is that the cooking creates a lot of smoke and in the cities due to the unavailability of good open spaces for these specialty restaurants they are set up in congested area that require a hitech ventilation system. Besides this since it is trendy food the hype value. At home it cost only a third to prepare a sizzler.


For the vegetable roast
2 carrots
4 small eggplants
2 capsicums
8 button mushrooms

For the fresh Salad
2 large onions
2 large tomatoes
4 leaves of cabbage

For the sauce
1 cups tomato ketchup
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce (optional)

For the vegetable steak
Follow the Suran Cutlets recipe. You can also add potatoes and peas to the cutlet dough. Else if you have your own cutlet recipe follow that.

Once the cutlet dough is ready. Shape the vegetable steak like seen here. Shallow fry in Olive oil.

You can either shred them or slice them on the V-slicer. Roast them on high heat in a frying pan with olive oil till carrot are slightly caramelized and the eggplants are soft.

Now place the Cabbage leaves in the serving plate. On the bed of cabbage leaves place the onion and tomato slices. Put roasted vegetables on it divide them in the two platters. Heat the vegetable steak again and place it on the roasted veggies, one in each plate. Use salt sprinkler to add as much salt as you like.

Meanwhile in a bowl mix together the items in the sauce list and heat. In the microwave you can do it quickly. Pour it over the platters you have made ready.

Enjoy the Sizzlers at home!

I had frozen some fruits (Orange, apple, grapes, chickoo) in custard sauce for dessert. So this meal was definitely a special treat for us.


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