I had a few colourful Bell peppers,Eggplant and tender Pink Radishes so…Thought of preparing this easy and enjoyable tasty colourful dish.I feel there is no rule here for this dish to use these veggies only…you can try any combinations you wish…like
1.Beets,Turnips,Carrots,Potatoes or Parsnips
2.Asparagus,Green Beans,Broccoli,Brussels sprouts,Cauliflower or Cabbage….
3.Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash…And so on….in any desired combinations…but keep in mind the soft veggies cook in less time and hard veggies take longer time..so choose your veggie combinations accordingly to get everything right and evenly cooked.
Roasted Vegetables make a great accompaniment to main dish or meat dish.Roasting brings out the natural flavours of the veggies.They are appealing to the eye ,to touch or taste…They turn brown on edges and crisp in texture…Just by using olive oil or vegetable oil ,salt,pepper and fresh herbs like (Cilantro or mint or thyme or Basil or Oregano or Dill or Rosemary…..so on) as you wish fresh or dried…Try and Experiment.
Things I used for this Dish are
Eggplant – 1 med Wash cut into cubes and place in salted water.
Red,yellow,green and orange bell peppers – 1 each Remove stem,deseed and cut into 1″ dices
Onion – 1 large chop into large chunks and seperate petals.
Pink radishes – 10 remove edges and cut into quarters.
Olive oil – 2 tbsps
Salt and Pepper for taste
Fresh Herbs – I used Cilantro/Coriander
Mix all the four ingredients in a small bowl and keep.
After preparing the vegetables place them all together in a large bowl of salt water for 15 mins to hydrate them so that they don’t turn so dry when roasted.
Now drain and Place in the roasting pan or baking tray in a single layer.
Pour the dressing over and toss well.
Pre-heat oven to 240 degrees c and place the tray in the lower rack to roast in the oven.
Turn them once in 5-10 mins to get cooked and browned all over. it takes about 20-30 mins to finish.
If using root veggies it may take another 10 more mins.
Serve with cilantro garlic mayo and pita bread for a great dinner.
Roasting and Grilling is not limited to one region or area but everybody enjoys this by preparing on the open charcoal grill in summers and roasting in the ovens indoor in winters.