Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Baked Vegetable in White Sauce

This is an elegant side dish is slowly becoming more mainstream in traditional Indian dinner menus. It is easy to make and can be assembled a day in advance, wrapped in cling film and baked on the day of the dinner. This can also be made region specific by altering the spices. If you add oregano, roasted vegetables and feta cheese, this becomes a Mediterranean dish. Basil, Italian seasoning with mozzarella and Parmesan make it Italian. And a seasoning of chili-ginger paste makes it Indian. If you like it to have a sweetish hint, add pineapple chunks as well without microwaving. 

Ingredients:

2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed small or thin slices
1 cup cauliflower florets
1 cup mixed carrots, French beans, small dice (peas and corn optional)
8-10 mushrooms, quartered
3 cups thin white sauce
2 tablespoons grated cheese to mix in sauce
1/2 cup grated cheese to sprinkle on top (I used Amul)
Salt
Pepper

In a bowl, put all the vegetables except mushrooms and microwave them for about 7-8 minutes. Keep aside.
Pour about 1/2 cup white sauce on the bottom of a 9x9 glass baking pan. Then layer the cauliflowers on it. Pour 1/2 cup sauce, sprinkle salt and pepper followed by mushrooms, then carrots, french beans and finally potatoes. Pour 1/2 cup sauce after every layer sprinkling salt and pepper. Pour all remaining sauce on top and sprinkle cheese. 
In a preheated oven at 400 F or 200 C, bake for 30-40 minutes or till the cheese is melted and has golden spots.
Serve hot with side of toasted baguette or garlic bread.      

I am sending this to Pari's event Only baked hosted by Tamalapaku

19 comments:

Archana said...

Yummy Yummy! Love this one especially the way the sauce coats the veggies.

Mina Joshi said...

I love this recipe. very similar to cauliflower cheese.

Welcome said...

i agree a good accompaniment to a pure desi indian khana too.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Ohhh yummmmm, its so comforting and creamy..my kids love this given in any meal of the day..

Prathibha said...

I love this..all I need is garlic bread to finish off..:)

Padhu said...

Looks absolutely delicious!

Lyndsey said...

Mmmm...this looks so good. I want this for lunch!

Sayantani said...

thats my quick fix weekday dinner.

Arundhuti said...

Wow, this is so easy and yummy..

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

Looks delish! My SIL makes the best baked veg in white sauce. This was a reminder of her :)

BTW, thanks for dropping into my blog :)

Mélange said...

Nice recipe..Tempting and drool worthy ! Easy too !

thekitchenaffaire said...

Woww.. the white sauce looks so creamy and yummy :D

Mandira said...

Looks like a nice summer dish.

aipi said...

Love it n looks very very delicious :)
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Tadka Pasta said...

This is a favorite! Your version looks so good, esp with the Amul cheese. It would go great with the garlic bread that you have on your site.

harini-jaya said...

sounds easy and looks interesting! thanks for sending to 'Only - Baked' event.

urvie said...

What would you recommend if I want a tomato gravy instead of the white sauce?

urvie said...

What would you suggest for tomato based gravy?

Cooking Foodie said...

Try a marinara style sauce... Add a little cream to offset the tanginess of the sauce...
Hope this helps!

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