Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Potato Peperonata

Peperonata is an Italian dish made of peppers,tomatoes and onion.It can be served warm as a stew or a soup ,used as a pasta sauce and is also an excellent dip or sandwich filling.The basic recipe has various peppers sauted with onion and garlic in a tomato base.I searched for a potato version and found one by Mario Batali.I followed the basic recipe with little adjustments as always and it turned out delicious and comforting.

Ingredients:

Potato: 1 medium
Peppers :3(1 green,1 red,1 orange)
Red Onion: 1
Garlic: 2 cloves
Marinara Sauce: 1/4 cup + store bought or homemade
Tomato juice/paste/puree :optional or as per taste
Olive Oil: 2-3 tbsp

Spices as per taste
Pepper
Red Chilli Flakes
Fresh Thyme Leaves

Salt

Preparation:
Chop all the veggies into bite size pieces.Chop onions finely and mince/crush the garlic.Potatoes can be dipped in water to prevent oxidation.


Heat olive oil in a large pan.Add crushed garlic and onion and saute for about 5 minutes till transparent.Add the chopped peppers and potatoes and little salt and saute till they start to cook.Add the spices and tomato sauce and bring to boil.Reduce the heat and let it simmer till the potatoes are cooked and the liquid is reduced to a medium thick or not too thin gravy.

Serve as a side dish with rice,bread or can be served as a soup as well.It can be used as dip or pasta sauce.Else continue cooking on low heat to make a dry dish to be used as a sandwich filling.

I used store bought marinara sauce along with little tomato juice and tomato paste I had.This is completely optional.You can use 1/2 cup + of sauce as well depending on the thickness of gravy and also add stock/water/canned tomatoes with juice along with marinara.The base is tomato,which is a must.I did not follow the tomato sauce recipe given along in the original as I had store bought marinara,which makes this dish quicker .I used fresh thyme leaves and these are not as pungent as dried thyme.Dried thyme can be used in lesser quantities instead.The measurements yield 3 big bowls.

27 Comments:

sowmya said...

looks yumm..nice colour..

Navita said...

YUM YUM !

Anonymous said...

oops ! you are torturing me ?

Sanghi said...

Potato with pepper, new one for me.. Will surely try out..! Do check my new blog 'World Food treat' and leave ur comments..!

Sunshinemom said...

The new look rocks, Sweatha!! Great dish and pretty garnish!

Pavithra Kodical said...

Interesting recipe!!Nice click too...

Ashwini Kenchanna said...

My first time here. It really looks yummy..mouth watering..

Trupti said...

looks delicious

rekhas kitchen said...

looks so yummy bookmarked hey you change the look to your blog i thind looks good yaar

Cham said...

Very simple and delicious!

Yasmeen said...

Looks very appetizing,never used thyme,must be flavofful in soups and stews.

Anonymous said...

So hearty and comforting! What a meal for the winter.

Madhu said...

Very colourful and delicious...

Uma said...

looks so mouth-watering.

anudivya said...

Ah! you changed your blog look, didn't you? Looks good.

Suma Rajesh said...

hmm..what a nice potato peperonata...its inviting me to have tht full bowl..its very attrative and ncie presentation..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow.. you amaze me with new kinda dishes every time! looks very good.

soma said...

This is new to me, I do like the use of sauce...

I posted a soup too... for the past few posts we have been kind of together... aren't we?

Have the layout of your space changed? nice look.
Soma(www.ecurry.com)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow spicy and yummy recipe. Garnish increases the flavour of the recipe i think. New spacy blog makeover looks gr8.

Rachel said...

Scrumptious.

Madhuram said...

I have not made this before. I think bread and hot peppronata would be a lovely combination for this winter.

Paru ... said...

Love the colors..Looks very delicious

Simran said...

For someone who eats potatoes with everything, this is divine. And potatoes in pasta, what a wonderful thought!

Nithya Praveen said...

Ahhh! Yummy:-)

Adlak's tiny world said...

color itself says the taste, spicyness and pic sounds marvelous...

DEESHA said...

wow girl, this looks delicious

Priya said...

Looks great n colourful dish..Blog looks prefect with new look..

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