Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Vegetable Gateau


The vegetable gateau is layered with vegetables, savoury custard and cheese which after baking becomes soft, fluffy and creamy in texture. 
This dish can be served for breakfast or dinner with bread...
It is made with vegetables, cheese, egg and sour cream. 

For the Sautéed Vegetables 
Ingredients 
2 small size Potatoes cut into cubes 
4 tsp of Garlic finely minced 
1 Carrot cut into cubes
1 medium size Egg plant cut into small cubes
1 medium Broccoli cut into small florets  
1 medium bunch of Spinach chopped 
1/2 cup of Green peas 
1 of each colour ( yellow, red and green ) medium size Capsicum cut into cubes 
Salt to taste 
1 tsp Pepper powder
2 cubes / 2 tbsp of Butter


Method
Take a pan, add a cube of butter, let it melt, add 2 tsp of garlic, sauté it for few seconds. Add the 1/2 of the onion chopped, potato, carrot, broccoli, egg plant and green peas. Stir and sauté it for 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of water, stir and cover the pan with a lid. Let it cook for 5 minute on low flame. After 5 minuets, open the lid. Season the vegetables with salt and 1/2 tsp pepper powder and stir it. Add the capsicum and stir it again. Remove it in a bowl and keep it aside. 
In the same pan, add the remaining butter and melt it. Add the remaining garlic and onions, sauté it till the onions are light pink in colour. Add the spinach and stir it for a minute. Sprinkle salt and remaining pepper powder. Stir and cook it till the water from the spinach evaporates. Remove and keep it in a bowl. 
P. S. You can also  add cauliflower, mushrooms, French beans too... 

For the Savoury Custard
Ingredients 
1 packet of Sour Cream
4 Egg Whites
4 Egg yolks
Salt to taste 
1/2 tsp Black Pepper powder

Method 
Beat the egg whites till stiff. Separately beat the cream cheese till fluffy. Add salt, pepper and egg yolks. Beat it well. Fold in the egg white and that goes with the vegetables for baking. 

To Assemble 
Ingredients 
Savoury Custard 
Sautéed Vegetables 
1 cup Cheddar cheese grated

Method 
Take a greased baking pan,  pour in 3 to 4 ladles of the custard and spread it. Now add 1/2 of the sautéed mix vegetables and spread it. Pour 2 to 3 ladles of custard over the vegetables and spread it. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the cheese on the vegetables. Bake it in a preheated oven for 10 minutes at 180 degree celsius. Remove the baking pan from the oven. Add the sautéed spinach and spread it. Pour 2 ladles of the custard over the spinach. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese. Bake for 10 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 degree celsius. Remove the baking pan from the oven. Now add the remaining vegetables and spread it. Pour the remaining custard over the vegetables. Sprinkle the remaining cheese. Now bake it for 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 degree celsius. Serve and enjoy this dish with garlic bread...