Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Golden Onion and Corn Quiche,Tarts actually!!

When Ria announced the Savory September challenge for A Sweet Punch,I was elated and sad at the same time.Elated because,a Quiche is something I've been wanting to try since long.I'd had a Cheesy Corn Quiche[now I am guessing it was a tart]sometime back and was looking forward to recreate the taste.But when I went through the ingredients,I was sad that it not only contained eggs and in Ria's words,couldn't be substituted because "a Quiche isn't a Quiche if it doesn't contain eggs"!!

I searched high and dry for Eggless Quiches and I did find many recipes--all vegan and I am not sure I wanted to introduce myself to Tofu--the main substitute for eggs in Vegan Quiches.

I am a vegetarian but I do use eggs in baking.I wasn't sure how I am going to taste the Quiches with eggs and was really in a dilemma till I came across this recipe.This is technically not a Quiche but uses similar ingredients.Something is better than nothing and I decided to go ahead with the recipe after all.

I have to admit,what started off as an apprehensive mission is mission successful.But next time I am adding some flavoring to the tart base.Both Ajay and me felt that the tart was quite bland compared to the filling,so maybe some more salt and chilli flakes,perhaps??Let me try it!!

Golden Onion & Corn Quiche


For the pastry
Maida -200g
Butter (frozen) -100g (preferably unsalted)
Baking powder-1/4 tsp
Salt-to taste
Beaten egg-1 [ I did not add ]
Ice cold water-as required ( which will be a few drops)
Sieve maida ,salt and baking powder together. Grate in the butter and mix it with the flour with your fingertips till it resembles coarse sand.
Add in the beaten egg and water and gather it into a soft dough.[I just added 2-3 tbsp water].
Roll it out on a lightly floured surface and lift it up carefully and line the tin that you will be baking it in.If it breaks up and you need to do a patch work, big deal! It wouldn't be seen outside! ;)
Which ever tin you are using, make sure the dough comes a little way up the sides, so that it can hold the filling in. 

For the filling

Boiled and shredded chicken-1/2 c[I used equal amount of corn kernels]
Onion-250 g ,chopped
Cheese-100g [ I used Mozarella and used very less quantity--about 3 tbsp for the filling and then I grated a little bit on top of the quiches before baking]
Milk-1 cup,Beaten eggs-3 ,Instead of these,I used 300 ml cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil- as needed
Heat oil and slightly fry the corn till it is golden brown. Add in the onions and fry till onions have caramelised.
Add milk,beaten eggs, cream,cheese,salt and pepper and mix well,let it thicken for a while[about 5 minutes].
Switch off the flame.
Pour into the pastry case and bake for 25 mins or till golden brown.


  1. i thought i'll be the odd one out baking them up in tart pans when i put up the query to ria ..
    I am happy to see lovely cute tarts here as well...corn tarts sound awesome!! :)

  2. Tempting clicks....luv those cute mini tarts/quiches. Luved the addition of cream...am sure it wud taste yum

  3. It really does look golden Divya! Am not much of a tofu fan either and an egg-less version is welcome as I am searching and trying out egg less bakes these days.

  4. Oh super.. this will be my choice too :) I dont like eggs in anything other than cakes and biscuits. So as you have given the warning, I will add the spices to the base and try it out soon :) Looks so tempting dear :)

  5. There you go girl! :) They look perfect!

    I am sorry that you both didn't like the crust that much. Maybe when you add your magical touch, you will, next time :D

  6. they look Delicious Divya. wish I could grab some from the picture right away.

  7. Wish I could have one with my cuppa tea now :-) Yumm!

  8. Divya - the little tartlets look wonderful and I like your modified recipe - will refer to it the next time I make these babies!

  9. They have come very beautifully dear, lovely !!!

  10. thats a lovely tart divya :) i have never tasted quiche, but would love to one day...hoping to see more of savory dishes from sweet punch event :)

  11. Such an elegant and cute looking quiche..

  12. it is pretty rich, the crust, but very pliable to variations :) we preferred the mini version, actually. i made both :)

  13. hey the quiche-tarts looks gorgeous :) Spicing up the crust sounds great!

  14. The middle picture is looking like a pretty flower! Lovely clicks and tarts too !

  15. I wandered to you blog at the wrong time...
    I was hungry already.. and after seeing these pics.. the hunger started to grow exponentially :(

  16. Quiche luks awesome without eggs..Liked the clicks....

  17. quiche looks sooo cute n perfect ..beautiful clicks too ..yummy


  18. Wow!! A treat to the corn lover, beautiful clicks, makes me try it soon.

  19. They look so cute.Would love to have them with tea rite now :)

  20. Hey,
    Can you please tell me if the tart base and the quiche filling should be baked together or should they be baked separately? As in the base first and then the filling?

    For a beginner baker like me, you gotta specify all that!



  21. Unknown-Yes,the tart base and the filling can be baked together!

  22. Heya hi....luvly variation. ..can u pls let me know how many tarts does this recipe yield....a little urgent...TIA

    1. Depends on the size of your tart shell,but yes anywhere between 10-12 tarts.


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