Cooking for your housemates is a great way to get to know people and to do something nice for the house. Here are three easy meals that will impress your housemates.
A dhal at its simplest is very easy to make. The basic process involves cooking onions and lentils in a big pot and then adding spices. You can improve upon the basic dhal by adding ingredients such as spinach or carrots to add a healthy and tasty component. You can also fry the onions and garlic separately and add them at the end to provide a different texture. Or you can simply add crispy fried onions or coriander on top to give the dhal a big boost.
Homemade Pesto Pasta
Pesto pasta is a student staple, but homemade pesto is on another level. With a hand blender or food processor, it’s super easy to make and you can adjust the ratios of all the ingredients to your preference. If you want to really stand out, you could make your own pasta. It is a little bit of effort, but it does really elevate any pasta dish.
Ratatouille comes in many different forms and everyone has a different approach. One of the simplest ways to make a tasty and hearty ratatouille is to use a one-pot approach. Start by frying eggplants in olive oil and add zucchini once they are cooked. Then add onions, tomatoes, and garlic. If you need more water, you can add vegetable stock. To make it stand out even more, you can add red wine or a touch of balsamic vinegar to give it a deeper flavor.