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Vegetable au Gratin

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To make Vegetable au Gratin

Ingredients:

  • 400 gms diced mixed vegetables — carrots, beans, cauliflower, diced
  • 500 ml Milk
  • ½ tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp wheat flour
  • ½ tsp mixed Italian dried herbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ tsp or more chilli flakes (optional)
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • ½ tbsp bread crumbs
  • 50 gms or 2 cubes of cheese

Method:

  1. Lightly steam the vegetables in salt water (about a minute or so).
  2. Take care not to over boil them, the veggies should have a crunch.
  3. Drain and keep aside.
  4. Heat butter in a heavy bottom pan.
  5. Add flour and mix well.
  6. Take the pan off the stove and add milk, a little bit at a time, to avoid lumps.
  7. Mix well, until it becomes a smooth sauce.
  8. Put the pan back on the stove and allow it to simmer on a low flame for about 15-20 minutes.
  9. The sauce should be thick and creamy. Turn the stove off.
  10. Add the veggies, nutmeg, herbs, salt, and pepper and mix well. Allow it to cool.
  11. Ladle the mixture into a baking dish.
  12. Sprinkle grated cheese and breadcrumbs on top.
  13. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees centigrade on the grill mode for 10-15 minutes or till the cheese has melted and browned.
  14. Serve hot with garlic bread.

– Megha Deokule

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