Thursday, 13 January 2011

Healthy Baked Vegetable With Broccoli & Cauliflower

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Hi!
Blogging has made me quite a passionate baker, whether it’s baking bread, cake or a vegetable, I surely get hooked. With winter hitting our bones in this part of India, cooking can be torturous at times especially when the tap water is at the freezing point, one does not feel like touching it.
I indulge in quick cooking using a lot of vegetables these days as I am surely overwhelmed looking at the variety available and one such vegetable surely is broccoli which has finally come to a rate where common man can buy it easily and use in abundance.
It was quite some time that my family had a baked vegetable so thought of making a baked vegetable using broccoli. A soup, garlic bread and baked vegetable was on the menu. I just loved the idea that my kids would eat so many vegetables.
I made a healthy white sauce to make my baked vegetable, I call this sauce healthy as I used low fat butter, whole wheat flour to make it. Believe me one does not miss out using APF here, I find this sauce quite tasty. I personally love the white sauce less thick, one can make a thicker version. So here goes the recipe..
Ingredients
1/2 large cauliflower separated into florets
1/2 large broccoli separated into florets
a handful of peas
handful of corn
2 tomatoes sliced
mozzarella + cheddar cheese grated
1/2 tsp mustard pwd
1/2 tsp white pepper pwd
1 tbsp chili flakes
1 tsp mixed herbs
4-6 tbsp whole wheat flour
6 tbsp low fat butter
about 2-1/2 cups toned milk
salt to taste
Method
Blanch both the florets in salted water for 2-3 minutes, drain.
Melt the butter and roast the flour without letting the colour change and then gradually add the milk, stirring continuously. Add the mustard powder, mixed herbs, pepper powder and chili flakes. Season with salt. Let the sauce thicken.
Mix the florets into the sauce and also add the peas and corn.
Transfer the contents into a baking dish and layer the top with tomato slices.
Spread the cheese on the top.
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Bake it on 220C for 10-15 minutes or till the cheese melts.
Serve immediately.
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28 comments:

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Yummy veggies..

Pavithra said...

Mmmmmmmm mmmm mmm looks cheesy and yummy pari !!!

Spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe !!! said...

So cheesy .... Makin me drool

Kairali sisters said...

wow..rich and creamy...

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks so cheesy and yummy.

Manju said...

yummy! its like a creamy casserole!!

Rachana said...

Mmmm this cheesy veggie bake looks yummm!!!!

Pushpa said...

Looks so cheesy and yummy.

Fathima said...

Great way to add veggies into your diet!

Preeti Kashyap said...

I make something similar as well :) Looks Lovely!

swapna said...

Creamy and yummy....

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

say cheese..its looks so sinful pari...tempting me grab tht whole platter.........yummlicious

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - yummy...

Smitha said...

Looks yumm..creamy and rich...healthy too

Spice said...

Lovethe bake...

Prathibha said...

Looks cheesy cheesy...yuummmy...
Even I do white sauce wid whole wheat flour and I even cut off the butter with olive oil..it tastes good too

Priya said...

Very tempting,creamy and absolutely inviting dish..

G.Pavani said...

healthy n delicious baked veggies.Wishing u n your family a happy pongal.

kaustubh Restaurant said...

nice article, I love to read such articles. Thanks admin I follow with pleasure.

Prathima Rao said...

Exactly the kind of recipes i was looking for..Looks perfect!!

chaitrali pathak said...

Happy Makarsankranti....my fav. looks super delicious and yummy.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice & delicious way to eat all the vegetables...looks very nice..

Roshan said...

hi Pari....thanks for notifying me of the Goan food fest....i couldnt find any details from the event page.....can i just mail the details to you...

regarding the eggplant & potato vindaloo...you can substitute vinegar with lime juice....

cheers n warm regards

roshan

Sanjeeta kk said...

Love the healthy bake!

Sayantani said...

Ahh love winter for such fresh colourful veggies. looks so delicious Pari.

Raina said...

Yum! This is just the kind of dish that I love. I love broccoli and your cream sauces sounds so flavorful and delicious:)

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Jus replied to ur comment on where to get stuff:-))
Ur supposed to get the reply thru email too , hope u did:-)
Sure blogging makes us love baking even more:-))))
Baked vegetable sound lovely!

Deeba PAB said...

Looks interesting and delicious indeed. Great use of winter veggies!

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