Baked Veg

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Baked vegetables is one of the most popular continental delicacies in India. At my place continental delicacies are always relished by my Indian as well as non-Indian guests. It is very easy to make baked vegetables. To please Indian pallet I have added a hint of garam masala in this dish. The selection of vegetables can be done as per taste and availability. The amount of cheese can be reduced or increased as per taste. You can also make this dish without cheese. Try this continental preparation and please do share your comments. Happy cooking, Shuchi....

Baked veg
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 35 minutes
Approximately 1000 calories all together

(serves 4-6)

  • Carrot 1 big/ 110 gms
  • Freanch beans 120 gms
  • Cauliflower about 120 gms
  • Mushrooms 4-5
  • Paneer 100 gms
  • Corn kernels ½ cup
  • reen peas (optional) ½ cup
  • Cashew nuts 10-12
  • Butter 1 tbsp
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Garam masala ¼ tsp (optional)

For White Sauce:

  • All purpose flour 2 tbsp
  • Unsalted butter 2 tbsp
  • Milk 2 cups ( I have used 2% milk), Lukewarm
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Garam masala ¼ tsp (optional)

To Bake:

  • Mozzarella cheese ½ cup, grated
  • Bread Crumbs ½ cups

Method of preparation

  1. Pre heat oven at 350 F.
  2. Grease a 1.5 lt ( 9 inch baking) baking dish with little butter. Keep aside.
  3. Wash and cut the mushrooms into about half inch pieces. Cut the paneer into half inch squares.
  4. Peel, wash, and cut the carrots into about half inch squares.
  5. Remove the sides of the French beans. Wash and cut the beans into half inch pieces.
  6. Wash and cut the cauliflower into small florets.
  7. Wash corn kernels and peas. Keep aside.
Baked veg ingredients
carrots, cauliflower, beans, mushrooms, and paneer
  1. Boil 2 cups water. Add half tea spoon salt and a little bit of sugar in boiling water. Add cauliflower florets, carrots, and French beans pieces. Boil for a a couple of minutes. Starin the water, keep vegetables aside.
  2. In a non stick wok/ skillet heat 1 tbsp butter. Add cashews and sauté for a minute. Add mushrooms and sauté on medium heat for about a minutes.
  3. Add paneer and sauté paneer for about a minutes or until paneer gets light color. Add vegetables, corn, and peas. Mix gentely. Add salt, black pepper and a hint of garam masala. Mix gently. Keep aside.

Method of Preparation For White Sauce:

  1. In the wok melt two tbsp butter on medium heat. Add all purpose flour and fry on medium heat for a couple of minutes or until aromatic but the the color of mixture does not change.
Baked veg
  1. Add lukewarm milk a little by little and continuously stir the mixture. The sauce shouldn't get lumps . Add all the milk by pouring a little at a time.
  2. After the boil cook the sauce for another minute and turn off the heat. Add seasoning. Mix well. White sauce is ready.
Baked veg
White sauce making
  1. Add sautéed mushrooms, paneer and veggie mix in the white sauce. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
Baked veg
veggies, mushrooms, and paneer in the white sauce.
  1. Pour the white sauce veggie mixture in the greased baking dish.
  2. Spread grated Mozzarella cheese evenly on top of the veggies.Sprinkle a fine layer of bread crumbs on top of the cheese layer.
Baked veg
After spreading Mozzarella chesse
  1. Bake until the the top is nicely cooked and pinkis-red in color. It takes about 30 minutes to bake the vegetables.
  2. Delicious baked veg is ready to serve. You can serve baked veg with Indian menu like dal, baked veg, rice and Indian bread, or serve baked veg with rice and dinner rolls.
Baked veg

Tips/ Suggestions

  1. You can assemble the dish , keep it in the refrigerator after covering the dish with an aluminium foil, and bake it later when you need it.
  2. You can make white sauce and keep it in the fridge for a couple of days for a later use.
  3. You can add some more stuff to your baked vegetables as per taste.
Baked veg