I know, what you guys are thinking… another vegetable dish!? Yea, I love my veggies… I was a good kid. For me, anything tastes better when combined with sauteed veggies(Desserts are excluded of course!;))
Exotic vegetables in a light creamy milky sauce, mildly flavored with herbs, topped with cheese and bread crumbs, baked to golden brown perfection — enjoyed with garlic bread and something cold to sip on!
So here’s the recipe:
- 1 cup assorted exotic veggies, diced and parboiled — I used carrot, broccoli, beans, corn, baby corn and peas.
- 1 small onion, cubed
- 1/4 cup assorted colored bell peppers, cubed
- 1 tbsp whole wheat flour or refined flour
- 2-3 cups of milk
- 1 tbsp thick cream
- 1 spoon olive oil
- 2 tsp italian seasoning or mixed herbs
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
- 4 tbsp grated cheese
- 2-3 tbsp bread crumbs
In a large pan, heat olive oil. Lightly saute the onions and bell peppers. Once 3/4th done, add the flour(whole wheat or refined). Allow the flour to coat the veggies, after a minute, pour the milk, stirring all the time, to make a white creamy sauce. Stir in the cream. When the sauce is slightly thicker, add the parboiled veggies and season with herbs, salt and pepper powder.
Now transfer the contents to a baking dish, spread cheese and bread crumbs over the saucy mix. Bake at 150 degree centigrade till the cheese melts and turns a golden brown hue.
Once done, digg in along with toasted bread….. haha, like it needs to be specified..;)
PS: garlic lovers can throw in a pod or two before the onions while sautéing. Garlic lends this beautiful aroma, which reminds every foodie…that its ultimate italian that you’re indulging in!
Make, Bake and Let me know — one last loving look :