Eggs are the easiest you can cook when you run out of ideas. I don’t know how many of you agree with me on that, but I would definitely say so. Unfortunately, Rasha hates eggs so I have to divert my attention to making something that everybody would eat. It is really frustrating at times, when you try to cook taking into consideration what “all” would eat. It is not easy, but sometimes you have to do make something and give them an ultimatum – you eat or you starve. I remember reading this hilarious quote somewhere: “My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take It or Leave It.” (Mark Twain) Umma was exactly the same. Even if we would not like what she made, we would still eat it. But today’s kids are so apart – they are not willing to take our threats of starving them. 😕 The other day, I had made some puttu along with this chicken curry. Azza likes her puttu with banana, but since it was dinner time, I purposely put curry into it without asking her. For the next 30 minutes, she cried her lungs out demanding that she gets puttu with the banana. I didn’t budge at all and went ahead with my work, even though my ears were getting ready to explode. Finally once she understood that nothing is going to happen, she quietly finished off her food. I was wondering what all those tantrums were for…
Anyway, coming back to the eggy business, that is how this frittata was made. I have haters of mushroom, spinach and eggs at home, just that it is all different people. But since that was what I had in my pantry, I went ahead and made it and served it with bread. I was expecting one or another plate to come back untouched, but surprise, surprise, it was wiped off! I still didn’t get it how, but yes, it did happen. I was pleasantly happy at how this dish became a hit. Definitely the start to many more frittatas to come… OK, frittata is nothing but an Italian dish similar to an omelette, which includes a variety of ingredients like vegetables, meat, cheese and flavorings and is usually baked or cooked on low flame till done, and looks like a crust-less quiche. I realised I had already posted a frittata with potatoes and cheese! Do check that out and right now, hoping off to the recipe…
Mushroom Spinach Frittata
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic pounded
- 1 onion minced
- 250 gm mushroom sliced
- 1 bunch spinach chopped
- 1/2 tsp paprika powder
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 6 small eggs
- 2 tbsp milk
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease an 8 inch square pan ready.
- In a saucepan, heat oil. Fry the garlic briefly.
- Add the onion and saute till wilted.
- Add the mushroom and spinach, along with the dry spices, salt and pepper and mix well. Cook for a couple of minutes and switch off. Allow to cool slightly.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and milk till well combined.
- Add the sauteed mixture and mix well. Pour into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes or till done.
- Serve warm with salad or with toast.