Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ratatouille~Anyone Can Cook!

The recipe 'Ratatouille' is known to me only after I watched the movie 'Ratatouille' a few years ago.The movie became my favourite and my love for cooking increased after watching the movie.The animated character 'Remy'(the rat) prepares the lovely french dish Ratatouille in a unconventional way which is originally created by Thomas Keller,a Chef from The French Laundry Restaurant.I wanted to recreate Remy's recipe at home.Remy's recipe calls for layering the roundels of vegetables in a spiral fashion in a baking tray and it is baked to perfection with tomato based sauce.I don't own a proper mandoline so I couldn't attempt it.But today ,I tried the traditional Ratatouille recipe.Fresh vegetables simmered in tomato paste with Herbes de provence..hmm..Its more than satisfying..

You will need:
1 zucchini
1 small Red bell pepper
1 small yellow bell pepper
1 big onion
1 small Eggplant
2 Large tomatoes
2 cloves garlic,finely chopped
150 ml of tomato puree
1 bay leaf
1 tsp of Herbes de provence
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp Olive oil

Roughly chop the vegetables.Heat oil in a pan,add the bay leaf and onion.Saute for a min.Add the garlic.Fry for a min.

Add the peppers,zucchini and eggplant.Fry for a couple of min.Add the tomatoes and tomato puree.

Sprinkle salt and pepper.Add the herbes de provence.Mix well.Simmer and cook covered for 30 mins or until tender.

Have this as main course or as a side dish ..I had it with buns.Loved it..

Sending this lovely recipe to DK's A.W.E.D France


  1. First time to your blog.Ratatouille looks wonderful,am tempted to make some.I might jes sprinkle some parmesan cheese and have with buns:-)

  2. Simple and colorful and tasty. What more could you want? Great entry! :)

  3. thx Madhu for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment. Ratatouille looks nice :) I have watched that movie too :)

  4. Hi Madhu, i just went thro' your recipes and you have a very nice blog with great collection.

  5. Nithya-Thanks a lot for dropping by..As you say,it tastes much more great with parmesan cheese..

    Asha-Thanks a lot ,Asha

    Vibaas-Thanks for coming n commenting,Vibaas.

  6. Wonderfully illustrated!..gotta try this for sure! :)..thnx for sharing this lovely recipe..:)

  7. That lovable rat really won me over...and so is your ratatouille...looks abs delish :)

    Thanks for sending this over to AWED French