Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sweet potatoes and cheese pie

I was in no mood to make the usual dinner today. I wanted a shortcut, because Yashi has a cold and would cry for attention any minute. Thought of baking something easy.
Here is my recipe for sweet potato cheese pie-

200 gms of sweet potatoes cleaned and boiled
(I had them boiled, you can also clean and use raw, they will take longer to bake, that's all)
1 medium chopped onion
1 chopped tomato
1 soup packet- I used Knorr Corn soup (Mast masala)- mixed with lukewarm water / milk as directed on the packet with no lumps
1/2 tsp each of Oregano and parsley
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese cubed
Can use pepper too
salt to taste (I skipped both salt and pepper, because the soup has enough salt)
olive oil- 1 tbsp
Use a deep baking dish. I didn't have one, so I used my regular one.

Combine potatoes, onion, tomato, olive oil and herbs. Mix well. Add the soup to this mix and combine. Top this mix with the cheese cubes. Micro for about 8 mins till the soup is bubbly. 
If you have a microwave that you can set to convection, bake for 20 mins if using boiled sweet potatoes and about 40 mins if using raw. Stir in between to combine the cheese.
If using a simple micro, once the soup is hot and bubbly, micro for a couple of mins more, till the soup is cooked. Cover and keep for about 15-20 mins and reheat before serving.
Goes well with plain rice. I served it with organic scented rice which I cooked in the rice cooker. Made my dinner in minutes today. Needless to say, we overate! and sat on vajrasana for a complete 10 mins!

Next time, I have to try it with tomato soup :)

I am sending this to MEC- Potato feast (afterall it is sweet potato!) hosted at Sinamontales. Check Valli's announcement page here.

Edit- 11th July 2011

I tried this with a mix of raw banana and boiled potato, and I used tangy tomato soup from Maggi this time. It turned out well too. This looks like an easy subb for our daily sabzi! I am going to experiment more :-)