Hello friends I am back from a sabbatical. We were in Beijing China for 6 months and unfortunately I couldn’t access my blog from there ! But it was great culinary adventure for me. I will try to put some chinese recipes as well, for now here is a mediterranean dish which my sister-in-law makes and its simply yummy!
For the Moussaka you will need-
250 gm of ground meat ( beef or turkey or chicken)
1 big onion chopped and fried till its brown.
1 big spoon ketchup
1 tbsp worcestshire sauce
1tbsp chilli powder or cayenne pepper
1 small chopped capsicum
salt as required.
Heat up some oil in a pan and fry the onions till they turn brown. Then add the capsicum , ground meat and the other ingredients. Cook the meat till its well done.
In a Baking dish, put some fried potatoes ( cut in circles ) as the bottom layer, then fried eggplant as the 2nd layer, the meat as the 3rd layer and white sauce as the top layer. Sprinkle some bread crumbs and grated cheese. One can use parmesan or any similar kind of cheese for this dish. Heat in the oven at 350F till the cheese melts and turns golden brown.
For the calorie conscious people, the potatoes & eggplant can be baked in the oven instead of fried. The flavour remains the same nevertheless. Also for the vegeterians you can substitute Cottage cheese ( paneer) for the meat. The rest of the ingredients remain the same.
This dish can me prepared well in advance and kept in the freezer. All you need to do is put in the oven when you are ready to eat. Its a one dish meal served with rice and salad.