A one pot meal is the easiest method to achieve a nourishing meal loaded with fresh vegetables, beans, seasonings and dare I say it’s easy peasy! As a Gujarati, I am fully aware that we are yet to understand the concept of just one wholesome dish accompanied with rice or bread – we need many more varieties! But if this one dish has your carbs, proteins and fibre in one go – do we really need more?
I recommend, if you’re kids are young, start training them now!! It is not always necessary to have a full plate with a ton of varieties in order to get your nutrition – it’s about balancing them and filling up your stomach the right way.
This Moroccan inspired stew is a wonderful recipe that is extremely flexible – you can add whatever veggies you have in the fridge, leftover boiled beans, fresh or dried herbs – whatever takes your fancy.
This is also a substantial bowl for those on diets and the amount of oil can be well controlled.
The key to good flavoured food is very simple but requires much patience – low heat and long slow cooking. Add more garlic and herbs for an extra flavoured boost.
I also add a lemony-garlic yogurt sauce on top of the stew for a citrus cool flavour. The garlic cooked in ghee provides for the perfect amount of warmth.
Broccoli, mushrooms, potatoes, sweet potatoes, zucchini, corn, baby corn… use any of the vegetables that you have stocked up. If you must cook the veggies beforehand, I suggest sautéing them in a non-stick pan, on high heat, with no oil for 10-15 minutes, stirring and covering alternatingly. The veggies should be semi cooked but crunchy and perhaps slightly grilled. This way, you still keep some of the nutrition