Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Corn and Broccoli Bake

 I know... its not the best picture, but it was late and had to serve dinner and didnt have much time to do photography... This continental recipe I made for the first time actually and it turned out so well that I thought of sharing with you guys..

When I left my job few years back, my friends gave me some 4 to 5 recipes books. I didnt know cooking back then and these books helped me a lot to learn different style of cooking.. Even now whenever I feel lost and dont know what to cook , I browse through these books and come up with something amazing... just like this one..


1 cup Sweet Corn
1 small bunch of Broccoli
1 small Onion chopped
2 Garlic crushed
1/2 tsp Red chilly flakes
2 1/2 cups Milk
2 tbsp Olive oil
2 1/2 tbsp Cornflour
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Pepper powder
3 tbsp grated cheese(cheddar and mozzarella mix)
small bunch of coriander with stalks chopped


4 slices of Bread (break the slices and grind in the mixer to get bread crumbs)
2 tbsp butter
1/4 tsp chilly flakes
2-3 tbsp grated cheese (cheddar and mozzarella mix)

Preheat the oven at 200 degrees Celcius.

Clean and cut broccoli in thin florets and keep it in salty warm water for 10 minutes. Wash the florets and boil it with corn in 3 cups of water, pinch of turmeric and little salt for 5 minutes drain the water if any and keep it aside.

For the base layer, melt 2 tbsp of butter in a pan, add the fresh bread crumbs, salt and chilly flakes. Saute for 5 minutes or till bread turns crisp. Remove from fire.
Spread this mixture at the base of the greased oven proof dish. Sprinkle grated cheese on the top of it and keep it aside.

For the sauce, heat olive oil. Add chopped onion and crushed garlic and cook till onion turn golden brown. Add cornflour. Cook on low heat for 1 minute. Dont let it change colour.. Now add the milk slowly, stirring continuously. Add salt, pepper and chilly flakes and stir till it comes to a boil. When the sauce is thick, add grated cheese and mix well. Mix in corn and broccoli and chopped coriander. Remove from fire and pour this mixture over the breadcrumbs in the dish.

Bake it in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

(This recipe is taken from "Nita Mehta - Learn to cook" - the best book for any beginner).. Enjoy cooking!!!

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