• 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 onions chopped finely ½ tablespoon ginger-garlic paste 2 cups boiled veggies (French beans, carrots, cauliflower, peas) 2 cups white sauce 1 seasoning cube 2 tablespoons grated cheese 1 teaspoon black pepper powder

Vegetable au gratin is originally a French dish and is a baked veggie preparation. My simpler variation of this gives you option that does not need baking. It is a dish low on spice and high on cheesy sauce.

A perfect weekender item to introduce a flavor of French cuisine into your home.

METHOD:

  1. Heat a mixture of 1 tablespoon butter+ 1 tablespoon olive oil (or any other oil of your choice) and fry the onions till golden.
  2. Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the boiled vegetables and fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Finally add the white sauce and mix well. (link to white sauce recipe given below)
  5. Sprinkle black pepper powder and cheese.
  6. You can serve the au gratin as is or you can transfer to a baking tray and bake it. Both ways it tastes delicious.
  7. Serve the vegetable au gratin hot with regular loaf bread or garlic bread or bread buns. You could also try it with toasted breads or rusks if you prefer.

TIPS:

  1. You can check my recipe for white sauce used in this recipe.
  2. You can add mushrooms, boneless chicken, macaroni etc to the vegetables to make it more interesting.
  3. You can make it more exciting for kids by adding a table spoon of tomato sauce, baby corns or regular corns etc.

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