I managed to lay my hands on some fennel – not very usual in India. So I decided to build dinner today around it. So there was fried fennel, roasted corn, grilled paneer (cottage cheese), capsicum and onion and a salad.
Fennel: Slice the fennel into fairly thick slices and boil in salted water till just soft. Drain, dip in beaten egg, roll in breadcrumbs and fry till golden. For the breadcrumbs, I ground fresh bread with cheese and some celery and a pinch of salt.
Corn: I roasted it on the stove and rubbed it with some lime juice, salt and chilli powder.
Grilled Stuff: Cut the capsicum, onion and paneer into large cubes and marinate in a mixture of yogurt, garlic, mint and olive oil for half an hour. Skewer and grill till done.
Salad: Tear up salad leaves, mix with cherry tomatoes and cucumber slices. I prefer to serve the dressing separate. I used vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt and chilli flakes.