Monday, December 6, 2010

Broccoli,Mushroom and Corn Bake



It has been a very uneventful weekend.Chennai didn't look like Chennai at all,continuous rains,the definitive chill in the air and...the darkness.Perfect climate for a hot cup of tea and a plate full of snack items like deep fried Bajji and Bonda.We just sat with the windows open,on the bean bags reading all day and solving sudoku and crosswords.I just did not have the mood to cook since the thought of even getting up from the couch was unappealing!!

For lunch,Ajay wanted to have something simple and I managed with whatever leftovers I had plus a bowl of salad and then again back to the lazy routine.By evening,we were famished and wanted to have something which didn't take much trouble to make but delicious nevertheless.One-bowl dinners are perfect for that and I chose this cheesy vegetable bake which perfectly satisfied our craving.



I've not been very successful with making white sauce but after following this method,I've been consistently getting good results.I chose the recipe from one of my favorite blogs and as with all her recipes,this one too is a no-fail recipe!!I did add more vegetables than the ones named but thought this name was perfect!!




Broccoli,Mushroom and Corn Bake [Plus Cauliflower,Carrot and Baby corn]
Recipe minimally adapted from Raaga


Ingredients


Broccoli florets - 1/2 cup
Cauliflower florets - 1/2 cup
Sweet corn - 1/4 cup
Baby corn - 1/4 cup,chopped
Carrot - 1,chopped
Mushroom - 4-5,sliced


Butter - 1 tbsp
Flour - 1 tbsp
Milk - 2-3 cups
Cheese - 4-5 tbsp,grated[I used Mozarella]
Oregano - 1 tsp
Salt and pepper to taste
Bread crumbs - 2 tbsp
Butter to grease the pans

Method

Cook the vegetables[except mushroom] till soft-we like it a bit crunchy,so cook according to your preference.
In a saucepan,add the butter and oregano and stir well.
Mix in the sliced mushrooms and saute for a few seconds.
Add the flour and stir well,without browning the flour-simmer and add the milk stirring continuously till the mixture comes to a boil and the sauce starts to thicken.
This method ensures that no lumps are formed while adding the milk.
Add half of the grated cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
Mix in the cooked vegetables and stir well so that the sauce coats the vegetables evenly.
Grease a baking dish with butter and pour in the vegetables-white sauce mix.
Sprinkle the rest of the cheese and breadcrumbs over it.
Bake in a preheated oven at 200C for 10 minutes.
Serve hot with Garlic bread [ used store bought]

 Chennai at 2 pm - Adyar Thiru-vi-ka bridge

21 comments :

  1. Interesting bake...luv all those veggies so will def give a try

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  2. Yummmmmy,nice bake,sure should be a treat for kids and for us too!

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  3. This kind of baked dish is right up my alley! We rarely don't order this dish called "baked Mushroom with Spinach' when we go to this small restaurant, its super yumn...

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  4. White sauce with veggies - love love it! My sis and I still ask my mom to make this for us everytime we get to eat her food - one of our childhood specialties that's always welcome!

    And right now I'm super nostalgic about Chennai - I can almost smell the mann vasaanai...the smell of wet land and the chill from the rains..aaahh

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  5. White sauce with veggies - love love it! My sis and I still ask my mom to make this for us everytime we get to eat her food - one of our childhood specialties that's always welcome!

    And right now I'm super nostalgic about Chennai - I can almost smell the mann vasaanai...the smell of wet land and the chill from the rains..aaahh

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  6. The baked dish looks so rich, comforting and warm. Perfect for this weather.

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  7. A welcome dish, perfect for the rainy weather. Was in Chennai last week and enjoyed the rains as much as u did, lazying around with bajjis and bondas too :):)Missing Chennai though :(:(

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  8. I love veggies in white sauce..Ur baked veg looks to tempting..It is perfect for this cool weather with some warm garlic bread...yummm...

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  9. When I saw the title in my reader, I thought "That is familiar". :) Glad you liked it. I have everything for this except corn... should make it soon.

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  10. A delicious bake dish and is perfect for the weather.

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  11. Perfect dish for a rainy cloudy day.

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  12. Wowww i dont bother to have some rite now, very prefect bake to enjoy during this chilled weather..

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  13. loved it .
    kind of thing which i used to eat at eden. loved those chennai days.
    and cant beleive that is adyar by 2 Pm.
    anyways enjoy your climate
    missing my chennai days

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  14. loved it .
    kind of thing which i used to eat at eden. loved those chennai days.
    and cant beleive that is adyar by 2 Pm.
    anyways enjoy your climate
    missing my chennai days

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  15. loved it .
    kind of thing which i used to eat at eden. loved those chennai days.
    and cant beleive that is adyar by 2 Pm.
    anyways enjoy your climate
    missing my chennai days

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  16. loved it .
    kind of thing which i used to eat at eden. loved those chennai days.
    and cant beleive that is adyar by 2 Pm.
    anyways enjoy your climate
    missing my chennai days

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  17. Yumm!! Bake looks so comforting!!

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  18. Love the veggies you chose to bake in the gorgeous recipe. Corn, mushrooms and broccoli, all wonderful and healthy veggies. Creamy and delicious bake.

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  19. Am a random cook...but just made ur bake...turned out real good.....my 3 yr old daughter just enjoyed it......

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