Saturday, October 5, 2013

Know Your Kolkata Food Blogger : Antara Ray and Paneer & Mix-Vegetable Quiche

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    This is the 4th week of "Know Your Kolkata Food Blogger" Series and our star blogger of this week is Antara Ray, who blogs from Antypasti. She is a full-time working lady, who manages her home and her blog and she is one of the administrator of the famous foodie Group Chef At large(CAL). Even though she is a part of our KFB group, but I havn't got any opportunity to meet her personally. Hopefully we'll meet in near future. Like the name of her blog is quite interesting, she has an interesting recipe collection too. From bengali traditional food to french Quiche, she has it all. Check her blog to believe me.
     As a part of the event, we are exploring our fellow member's blogs and creating one of their recipe or recreating a recipe with our own version. I found Antara's Quiche recipe quite interesting. I had no idea about this dish before our another member Kamalika had posted her mouth watering Chicken quiche recipe few months back. From then, I wanted to try them at home, but didn't happen till date for some reason. When I saw a quiche recipe on Antara's blog, I was determined to try it for this event. And finally I made it, yay....:)



     Quiche is a savoury, open-faced pastry crust with a filling of savoury custard with cheese, meat, seafood, or vegetables. Quiche can be served hot or cold. It is part of French cuisine, but is also popular in Britain, particularly as party food. Although known as a classic French dish, the quiche originated in Germany. The word quiche means "cake" which came from the German word 'Kuchen'. Today, quiche is considered as typically French. [According to Wiki]

 I followed her recipe, but changed the filling and made the pie crust with whole-wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour, just for experiment purpose. The result was a perfect crispy pie crust with loads of veggies and paneer (Indian cottage cheese) as a filling. A yumm treat for any time and a perfect party food. So sharing my experiment here.......Click Here for the Original Recipe

You need : [makes 6 small cupcake size quiches and 2 mini pie size quiches]
For the pie crust::
Whole-wheat flour : 1 cup
Butter : 1/3 cup
Oil : 2 tblsp.
A pinch of salt
Chilled water : as needed to bind the dough

For the filling::
Paneer : chopped finely
Carrot : finely chopped
capsicum/bell pepper : finely chopped
Fresh/frozen corn kernels
Onion : 1, sliced
Milk : 2/3 cup
Egg : 1, beaten
Oil : 2 tblsp.
salt and black pepper to taste
Cheddar cheese : 1/2 cup(grated) + 1/4 cup(grated)

How To ::
  • Prepare the pie-crust first : Take flour in a bowl, add salt, mix well. Add butter and oil in there and mix everything together until you get a crumbly texture. Add just enough chilled water to make a pilable dough. Place the dough in the refrigerator until you prepare the filling.
  • Prepare the filling : heat oil in a pan, add all the vegetables along with onion, fry till veges softens a bit, add paneer pieces, stir fry with them for a minute. Add little salt to the veges. In a seperate bowl, mix milk and beaten egg, then pour the mixture into the veges. Add cheese in there. Season with black pepper. Cook till cheese melts and the whole filling gets a creamy texture. Remove from heat, cool. 
 
  • Preheat your oven to 200 degree C. Grease a muffin pan or pie shells. take out the dough from refrigerator and make small ping-pong sized balls from it. Then roll out each ball into a circle to cover your muffin pans or pie shells. The rolled out dough should not be too thick nor too thin. 
 
  • Place the rolled out dough on each muffin cup/pie shell and Fill each muffin cup/pie shell with enough filling and bake for 25 minutes or until pie crust turns light brown. Take out and add grated cheese over each quiche and bake for another 4-5 minutes or until cheese melts on top.
  • Cool on wire rack and serve them with ketchup or chilli sauce.





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