Monday, 21 April 2014

Veg Au Gratin

A simple veg baked dish which needs very less effort. 

Green peas (frozen or fresh) 1 cup. If you take fresh peas you will have to half boil it before using it
Beans- 50 gms (cut into small pieces)
carrots - 2 small (Peeled & cut into cubes)
baby corn - 100 gms (pressure cooked & cut into small pieces)
american corn 100 gms (boiled)
cauliflower- cut into small florets (boiled)
Potatoes 2 medium size (boiled & peeled)
cheddar cheese for top layer 100 gms (grated)

For white sauce
wheat flour 1 cup
milk 2 cups
cheddar cheese 100 gms (grated) 
pepper 1 tbs
salt as per taste

  1. Prepare white sauce- Heat a pan and add the butter. After the butter melts add the wheat flour and stir for a while till the color changes to light brown. Add milk and stir continuously. See to it that no lumps are formed in this process. Add salt, pepper powder and grated cheese. The sauce will start thickening after sometime. Keep stirring continuously so that the sauce is not burnt from the bottom. If any lumps are formed you can use a hand mixer or blend the sauce by using a mixer. The white sauce is ready.
  2. Half boil carrots, peas, beans, cauliflower. Mix all the above vegetables & add to the white sauce.Add salt & pepper if required. Take a baking dish and pour all the white sauce with vegetables in the dish. Grate the potato as the top layer and add grated cheddar cheese.
  3. Pre heat the oven at 180, and bake for 20-25 minutes till the above layer is light brown in colour