November 28, 2008

Crispy Vegetable Casserole

There's something about one dish meals that appeals to lazy human beings like myself. They're not always simple or easy, but at least the effort doesn't need to be multiplied over several dishes. And over the years, my reliance on these one dish meals has only increased. A day has only so many hours and I'm willing to spend only so much of that time cooking meals. I made this casserole quite a while ago and it took me many many months to post it. But I am certain that I will make this often in winter when a hot meal is needed on the table as quickly as possible.

1/2 cup Flour

2 Eggs, beaten

3/4 cup Milk

2 tsp Mustard

2 tbsp Oil

For the topping:

2 tbsp Butter

2 -3 Garlic Pods, crushed

1 Onion, cut into eighths

2 Carrots, cut into 2-3" pieces

1/2 cup Beans, cut into 2-3" pieces

1/4 cup Sweet Corn

1/4 cup Broccoli florets

1/4 cup Mushroom, sliced

2 Tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1 tsp Mustard

1 tbsp Mixed Herbs

1 tsp Chilli Flakes

Salt and Pepper to Taste

Sift the flour and salt together. Add the beaten eggs, mustard and milk and make a smooth batter. Keep aside.

Pour the oil into a baking dish and place the dish in a preheated oven at 400F for 10 minutes.

Cook the carrots, beans, and broccoli in the microwave on high for 2-3 minutes.

In the meanwhile, melt the butter in a pan and saute the onion and garlic. Add the mushroom, corn, and tomatoes along with the mustard, herbs and chilli flakes. Add the carrots, beans and broccoli and mix well.

Remove the dish from the oven and pour in the batter. Top with the vegetable mixture and place he dish back in the oven for another 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

This is like a large vegetable pancake and makes for a light dinner for two. A one dish meal is what I have today. What do my friends have? Check out: DK , Siri, Srivalli, Ranji, PJ, Curry Leaf, Medha, Priya, Bhawna, Raaji, Ruchii, Anu, Kamala, Roopa, Divya Kudua, Rekha, Divya M, Lakshmi, Lakshmi Venkatesh , Sripriya, Viji, Kamalika, DK, and Pavani to find out for yourselves.


CurryLeaf said...

Yummy and tasty.I was waiting for this after the brocooli corn bake.Lovely

anudivya said...

This does not spell lazy to me! Looks delicious.

lubnakarim06 said...

Wow looks gr8.

Miri said...

Perfect with the weather being the way it is! will be making this soon - I love one dish meals too!