Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Easy Cheesy Vegetable Bake

I tasted this vegetable dish first time at my SIL's place in chennai. You can also call it vegetable Augratin, yeah.. that's what it is! It's very kid friendly as it has lots of cheese and vegetables in it. They can just eat it or as a side with roti's. I served it with garlic bread ( pepperidge farm.. they are awesome) and my son said" very good Amma"! It made my day! My little one also ate it without a whimp as I coarsely pureed it for her.

You don't need any measurements. Yes, I always say that as I throw in lots of things just be eyeballing it.

1- 1/2  cup Vegetables ( Cauliflower small florets, cubed carrots, diced beand, frozen corn and peas)
 Grated Cheese ( I used Montery Jack)
Bread crumbs

For the white sauce:
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
 salt to taste

Method: Please don't stop reading as it may look like a lot of steps.

  • Boil all the vegetables till they are soft. If you want a crunch don't fully cook them.
  • Drain all excess water and set aside
  • In a pan, melt butter. When it nice and bubbly add the flour and whisk. Constantly whisk it till its golden and cooked. The raw small has to go.
  • Now add milk, whisking  as you to do. Keep fire on low.
  • the sauce will start to thicken.
  • add salt, pepper according to taste
  • If the sauce is too thick add more milk till it's like dosa batter.
  • remove from fire.
  • Add this sauce to the vegetables.
  • Throw some cheese and toss the  vegetables till everything is coated white.
  • Pre heat oven to 350F
  • Grease a baking pan and spread the veggie cheese mix into it.
  • Top it with more grated cheese and bread crumbs.

Bake for 25- 30 mins till the cheese melts and all bubbly.

  • to get a crunch I broiled it on low for 5 mins.
  • Remove from the oven.
  • Indulge into the cheesy goodness.

This is what is called easy peasy cheesy...

The bread crumbs give a nice crunch on the outside.


  1. Priya, it sounds lovely and as you rightly said, kid friendly. Lovely presentation !!!

  2. priya ,its looks creamy n delicious ....very tempting ...i love to try this soon:)

  3. I loved it!!!! It tastes really awesome. You're the best cook I know!!!

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