Many of us don’t have time to cook during weekdays. Weekend offers us time to cook if we enjoy it and why not? Cooking makes most of us feel happy and relaxed, giving fresh energy to do other activities. If you like experimenting with new and creative flavours, try this ‘Vegetable Mousse’ recipe.

Serves: 4 – 5, Preparation time: 15 minutes, Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients for Vegetable Mousse

Zucchini                       150 grams

Red bell peppers        3

Brinjal                            150 grams

Onions                           150 grams (chopped)

Garlic cloves                  6 (crushed)

Tomato puree               1 ½ cups

Lettuce                           2 leaves

Eggs                                 3 (large)

Sugar                               2/3 tsp

Salt                                   2/3 tsp

Vinegar                            25 ml

Olive oil                            1 tbsp

How to make Vegetable Mousse

Peel brinjal and chop them into small cubes.

Wash red bell peppers and zucchini, dice them.

Saute garlic in a pan for few seconds adding olive oil. Add onions and saute for a minute.

Add chopped vegetables and cook covered on low flame till tender.

Puree all the cooked vegetables in a food processor.

Mix all the remaining ingredients well.

Grease a microwave-proof glass container.

Pour the mixture in it.

Preheat oven at 200 degree C, set on convection mode.

Place the container into the oven and bake on high for five to seven minutes.

Leave to stand for a few seconds before turning out onto a serving dish.

Place lettuce on the bottom of the serving dish and then turn out the mousse.

Serve it hot. This rich mousse rises in the oven. Make it just before serving.