I guess Ratatouille became really popular because of the animated movie by Pixar, but do you know what this dish actually is? For those who does not know it is a vegetable stew that originated in Nice, France.  This is usually served as a side dish but can be consumed also as a mains, it is traditionally composed of tomatoes, garlic, onions, courgettes, aubergine, capsicums and different herbs and spices. There are some similar recipes outside of France like the “Pisto Manchego” from Spain and “Pinakbet” from the Philippines which I guess both would have been inspired from Ratatouille.

I know there will be a lot more of the similar kind of recipe out there where different vegetables are mixed in a tomato based stew, do you know some of them?

Provençal ratatouille

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Serves: 4-5
  • 2 pcs courgettes, sliced
  • 2 pcs eggplant, sliced
  • 8 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, sliced
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 large white onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped oregano 1 tsp sugar
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • grated parmesan cheese
  1. In a pot add oil and saute garlic and onions in medium heat until onions turn soft and transparent.
  2. Add tomatoes and continue to stir until tomatoes are soft.
  3. Add courgettes, eggplant and red capsicum cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add stock, oregano, basil and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add sugar and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Serve with grated parmesan cheese.



20 Responses

  1. nors says:

    bro…parang kilala ko nagluto nyan ha,(baka my secreto kang daga ha)..hehehee.. ..favorite ni ginger yang movie…

  2. My kind of food Raymund with all that veg you have added inside. Just this alone with do without the rice.

  3. Sissi says:

    I see I am not the only one craving ratatouille now! Yours looks completely different from mine even though made with the same vegetables. And of course the parmesan makes it French-Italian 🙂

  4. Love the colors in this dish- looks so good!

  5. peachkins says:

    you know, i was thinking of making this dish the other day…

  6. Judy says:

    This looks great, I like the composition of vegetables, and you probably didn’t need a rat in your hat to make it 😉

  7. Such a classic! Great looking recipe.

  8. It looks tasty. What is it commonly served with?

  9. we sure do love this meal! It’s perfect for summer, and it’s so good for us too! 🙂

  10. Meri says:

    This vegetarian sure knows her ratatouille 🙂 But I’d love to try yours, it looks delicious!

  11. What bright and delicious looking veggies! What a hearty vegetarian meal!

  12. I haven’t eaten Ratatouille in such a long time but this dish is definitely a hearty but decadent dish

  13. I still haven’t had Ratatouille despite such a delicious looking dish! Yours look delicious Raymund! On side note, I just realized you cook so many kinds of dishes from all over the world. Amazing! You are great cook Raymund!

  14. nice to know that it’s a vegetable.. i thought you are cooking rat…

  15. OK brilliant timing – I am detoxing this week and am in need of yummy vegetarian dishes – thanks !

  16. PolaM says:

    That ratatouille looks delicious. And is very beautiful. Would dig right in!

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