Monday, January 17, 2011

Veggie Bake

This dish is a favourite of my kids and hubby too . This is the only way I can get my kids especially my son to eat his vegetables . This is quite a flavourful dish and very easy to make too . I make this very often due to popular demand and by this you can imagine how good it is as kids are asking for it . It is just a handful of veggies sauteed in oil and baked in a creamy white sauce so here goes..........


1 medium broccoli cut into florets
1 medium potato diced
500 gms button mushrooms quartered
2-3 cloves garlic minced
1 tbsp of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

for the sauce

2 tbsp butter
1and 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 medium sized onion
1 bayleaf
2 cloves
2 cups milk
a pinch of nutmeg
2 cheese slices


In a pan heat the oil and add the garlic along with the vegetables and saute it for a couple of min
Season them with salt and pepper.
Transfer the contents to a baking dish .
Peel the onion , wrap a bayleaf around it studding it with cloves .
Bring the milk to boil with the studded onion and discard it once the milk has been boiling for a min.
In a saucepan melt the butter , add the flour and cook it on low heat .
Now add the milk and stir it continuously so as not to get lumps in it .
Simmer gently for a couple of min.
Add the nutmeg and turn off the heat.
Now add the cheese slices and stir it .
Pour this mixture onto the vegetables and bake in a preheated 180 c oven for about 30-40 min.


  1. Yes, simple and delicious. I'm sure my fussy eaters will give this a try. Thanks!

  2. I will surely try this...looks very inviting.
    thanks, asha