A Non-spicy Mouthwatering Stew Recipe

A Mouthwatering Dish

Eating is a necessity, but cooking is an art

A Thought So Rare

Today after a long thought I’ve decided to pen down a recipe. Sharing a recipe is very common and quite interesting too. Thus, I am sure it cannot sound strange to you readers but it sounds strange to me. Well, I feel sharing a recipe is simply unexpected of me. It is not because that I consider sharing a recipe a mean act but it’s only because I always tried to refrain myself from cooking.

Appreciation Worked As Magic

In my pre-married life I rarely entered kitchen. I stepped into the kitchen only when there was a need to help others or else cooking was not my cup of tea. Gradually, it changed with the change in my marital status. Post- married life taught me the urgency to cook. I never felt like cooking. Then, it’s without saying I never took interest in remembering the ingredients and the process of cooking a particular dish. I usually pained others to prompt and guide me through the whole cooking process. Everyday it was a juggle in the kitchen and a strong irritation within my mind. It continued like this for some months but one day to my utmost surprise I cooked without any guide and supervision. Wait a minute that does not mean I felt no irritation. It was as it is, but, it vanished in one go when I served the food to the family. There smile and appreciation did a magic. My thought process changed and I made some special tips for myself to have pleasure in cooking. These self made tips really worked for me and so I shared it in another hub Make Cooking a Pleasure for those people who never likes to cook.

I love spending time with my friends and family. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: cooking a good meal, enjoying my friends.

— Cindy Morgan

Happy Cooking!

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Pleasure in Cooking

As I learnt to take pleasure in cooking I eventually started to experiment a bit in it. My experiments are always within the available ingredients at home. I never go for such changes for which I have to rush to the market. One of my experimental recipes I would love to share but before that I want to make it very clear that this particular recipe is not for the spicy food lovers. It is non- spicy and very light dish which one can take with bread, Indian chapattis (made of coarse flour) or steamed rice. I mentioned steamed rice because being a Bengali I am fond of rice which is the staple food of West Bengal, India and also most of the Bengali speaking people. Well, rice is loved in Eastern India as well as Southern India.

An innovative experiment in cooking has to pass the taste buds of the food eating members. If it's appreciated by them then the experiment becomes successful and becomes an achievement for the cook like me. So, that's how a success story gets scripted.

Recipe

This dish is even named by me according to my own understanding but feel free to suggest a new name if you have any. The recipe is given below:

Vegetables and Scrambled Egg Stew

Ingredients:

Potato, Capsicum, Onion and Tomato

Eggs

Refined oil, Black Pepper, Salt and Sugar according to taste, 2 or 3 green chilies, Few pinches of Turmeric, 3 or4 tsp Dark Soya Sauce and 2 or 3 tsp milk.

The measurement of the required ingredients depend upon the quantity required.

Method:

Peel potatoes and cut it into small dices. Deseed the capsicums and cut them into small dices and cut onions in small dices too. Cut tomatoes also in small pieces.

Whip the eggs with milk (quantity mentioned above), salt to taste, a pinch of turmeric and a little black pepper and keep aside.

Heat little oil in a frying pan and then add diced potatoes, put a pinch of turmeric and a very little salt. Sauté a little in medium flame and then cover it for a while. When the potatoes are almost done then take them out in a plate.

Now, if a little oil is required then add so and heat it well. Put the sliced onions in it, fry it a little and then add capsicums and green chilies with a small fine cut in it.

After a little while add the tomatoes and put a little salt in it. Now, cover the pan with a lid for a while. Let the vegetables get cooked in its own water vapours created due to the covering while cooking. Take off the lid after some time and you will get to see the vegetables are almost done.

Now, add the potatoes which were kept aside in a plate. Mix the vegetables well and keep it covered on a low flame for a little while after adding a little hot water in it.

Heat some oil in another frying pan. When the oil gets properly heated then you add the whipped egg. Stir it continuously and it will take the form of small lumps. Fry it a little more and scrambled egg is ready.

In the meantime, the vegetables get properly done in the first frying pan. Now, add to it the scrambled eggs. Mix it well.

Add some hot water according to the quantity required. Let it boil for some time with a lid; meanwhile add salt to taste and a little bit of sugar.

When the water mixes well with the vegetables and its juice then add dark soya sauce which will add a Chinese flavor to the dish. Bring to a boil once again so that the soya sauce mixes well with the liquid.

The whole dish takes a little brownish tinge which makes the stew look nice and trust me it tastes very good too. Serve this vegetable and scrambled egg stew with bread or chapattis. Even it can be served with hot steamed rice. I am sure whose staple food is rice they would love this stew with it. Those who prefer non- spicy food they would also love this dish.

Give this Recipe a Try

This is a hot favourite recipe of my family. Especially they love this dish during summers because it is very light due to its non- spicy ingredients which make it easily digestible.

I think it is an amazing dish for the children too. Those children who run away from vegetables, now, they too eat it happily because of the eggs in it and the Chinese flavor. Just try it once and you will love it too. It’s guaranteed.

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Comments 34 comments

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Hello Shampa,

I enjoyed reading your stew and made me go back to my old days when cooking used to be in a jiffy 'cause was studying as well...used to put cauliflower, potatoes in a pressure cooker with cut onions, ginger, garlic, tomotoes and some water and lots of spices and pressure cook it. eat with plain yogurt and rice...those were days when i used to eat to survive 'cause had other agenda in mind.

These days as I am getting older...I look for minute details and eat to live...lol

I might turn out to be a tough MIL :)

Loved your hub as usual and you always make me go back to my simple days :) Thank you!!


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instantlyfamily 4 years ago

I find pleasure in cooking for my family, also. This looks like a wonderful dish. I am going to give it a try.However I am not familiar with Capsicum. Is Capsicum a pepper or a spice? Thanks for sharing.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Ruchira,

As always your appreciation means a lot. If I make you remember your simple days through my writing then it is really a happy moment for me. Every writer has an intention to touch the reader's heart. Thanks a lot.

Turning out to be a tough MIL will be a great challenge, right. Best of luck!


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello instantlyfamily,

I am happy to receive your appreciation. Thanks a lot. Do give it a try, I am sure you will like this dish.

Capsicum is a pepper. It is also known as Bell Pepper. It is found in red, green or yellow colour. I used the green capsicum. Hope this information will help you.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello mahua,

Extremely happy to know that you tried it and liked the same. Thanks a lot. I badly need some praise for cooking. Being the youngest daughter of a big joint family I always enjoyed some extra liberty and naturally no kitchen work for me. I also entered it when there was a dire need for the family but it all change with the change in marital status. Now, it is compulsory. Well now, I always try to have some pleasure in cooking.

Thanks again and Enjoy more and more cooking!


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Brinafr3sh 4 years ago from West Coast, United States

I agree, having a spouse or husband will make a woman want to learn to cook more. Nice stew recipe, great for the winter seasons. Thanks.


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

Your dish can be prepared very easily. Ingredients are easily available.

I will give it a try.

I think it will be good with rotis.

Voted up and sharing:)


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

thumbi7,

Thanks for sharing this hub. It is really very easy to cook and above all, the ingredients are easily available. It is a stew recipe so it will be great with rotis and breads.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Rightly said, after reading this recipe made my mouth water! I will try this recipe soon. I like Chinese food with a balanced ratio of vegetables to meat in them. I also prefer Non-spicy food as I am not used to spicy food myself.

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & vote up. Socially shared.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello ishwaryaa22,

Thanks for liking it and sharing it socially. I am not very fond of cooking but when I do so I try to do it with love. This recipe is totally my own innovation and when I receive praise for this it makes me extremely happy.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Sounds like a tasty vegetarian dish. Voting this Up and Useful.


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Swetankraj 4 years ago from India

Yummy yummy and yummyyy! that's really gonna fills my mouth with water.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Shampa, this is an interesting combination of vegetables and eggs. I've never tasted such a combination before and would be asking my wife to make this soon. It sure does look enticing.

Voted up and interesting.

Thanks for SHARING.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Mr. rajan jolly,

I and my whole family loved it. I am sure you will love it if you prefer non-spicy food at least sometimes. Let me know if you liked it. Thanks for voting up.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Swetankraj,

If you love egg, veggies I mentioned and non-spicy food then I am confident you will love it and Chinese flavour will be an added punch. Try it, you will not repent. Thanks for the yummy comment.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello alocsin,

In India, egg is considered as non-veg item. If you take eggs then do try it. Thanks for voting up.


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M K Paul 4 years ago from India

Hi Shampa,

never try this recipe before, but after reading your recipe, i really want to tray it soon.Thanks for sharing


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello M K Paul,

Thanks for reading. Try it once, you will like it.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Looks like a very healthy, yummy stews. I have not tried this combination but it looks like a good one. Eggs are a staple for us around here and a good filler, may have to try this soon.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello teaches12345,

This stew is definitely healthy and tasty. I and my family love eggs and naturally we like this stew very much. Try it once I am sure you will like it because every spoonful will contain egg.

Thanks for the read and your positive comment.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Looks so delicious and what a lovely idea to share with us thanks for this mouthwatering recipe.


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shampa sadhya 3 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello DDE,

This is a simple recipe but a tasty one. Thanks for liking it.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

It is fun creating recipes such as this one you made with ingredients on hand. It sounds healthy and tasty. Voting it up and useful. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

It sounds yummy to me. I have to try it one day. Thanks for SHARING. Have a lovely weekend;-)


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Darknlovely3436 3 years ago from NewYork

I have to try this recipe...


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shampa sadhya 3 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Peggy W,

I enjoyed the fact that simple and regular ingredients made the dish so very tasty. Thanks for the praise and your vote up.


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shampa sadhya 3 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Thelma Alberts,

Thanks for reading and finding it yummy. Enjoy the dish some day.


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shampa sadhya 3 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Darknlovely3436,

Try it one day and I am sure you won't be disappoiunted. Thanks for visiting.


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

This looks spectacular, and unique. I also like the story you told beforehand. I have always loved cooking, but there have been times in my life when having to cook every day can become unpleasant, so I can understand how you must have felt in years past.

I have most of these ingredients, so I will try it with what I have. I have never put scrambled egg in my soup before, but it sounds very good! I look forward to trying it.

Voted up, and sharing.


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Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

Shampa this is very good recipe, easy to make and atleast where I live I can get all the ingredients.. Voting it up , interesting and useful.


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shampa sadhya 3 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Indian Chef,

Thanks for finding this recipe interesting and useful.


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shampa sadhya 3 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Kathryn Stratford,

Thank you so much for your support, praise, vote and share.


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poetryman6969 22 months ago

Don't think I have ever seen eggs in a soup that way. I think I shall have to try it.


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ChitrangadaSharan 5 months ago from New Delhi, India

This sounds like a delicious recipe and innovative too! I want to try this . Thanks for sharing the details and instructions!

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