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Monday, 29 December 2008
Mushroom Tofu and Onion Vegan Quiche
I usually make quiche with white sauce but this time I tried tofu instead and it was really super healthy and tasty as well. I could just manage to get a small bite of it, the rest of it my husband gulped. Mushrooms are rich in folic acid and are very necessary part of a vegan and vegetarian diet. I made this quiche using whole-meal pastry flour which gives lots of fibres. Its another quick recipe.
2 cups wholemeal flour 1/2 cup water a pinch of salt 2 tbsp oil (optional)
Mix everything in a bowl and knead it into a dough. i dont have a food processor so I dont know how exactly a dough is made in it. I use my hands to knead a dough. Then roll it about 2-3 inches more than the baking tin base. This recipe make the pastry crust quie tough and hard and crispy. Fit in the pastry into a greased tin and press the pastry floue against the the wall of the tin. Now fill it with any kind of dry beans and cook in in the oven at gas mark 6 for 5 - 10 mins depending on the size of the tin . Check after 5 mins , If the pastry is cooked then allow it to cool else cook it for another 2 - 3 mins. After cooling brush the pastry with oil to prevent it from becoming soggy.
10 button mushrooms ( you can use any kind of mushrooms ) chopped 350g of tofu crumbled and patted dry 1 tsp salt 1 tsp powdered black pepper 3 cloves of garlic minced 1 large onion chopped pinch of chilli flakes to garnish (optional) 1 tsp oil
Heat oil in a pan and add onions and garlic. Saute it till the onions are translucent and tender. Add salt and pepper. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 mins. To this add crumbled tofu. Arrange chopped pieces of mushrooms in the tin and pour the tofu onion mixture in the tin . Arrange the rest of the mushroom pieces on the top (try to fit it or arrange layers of mushrooms on above the other, these shrink after coking) and sprinkle chilli flakes.
For quiche with white sauce , you can skip tofu. For making white sauce you need 1 1/2 cup of soy milk (I use sweetned) 1 tbsp plain flour 1 tbsp vegan margarine a pinch of salt and a pinch of black pepper powder Melt the margarine and add flour. Pour all the milk little at a time and keep stirring to avoid lumps. Bring it to boil and simmer it and keep stirring till it thickens to a sauce consistency. If you get lumps , then don't panic , just continue to make the white sauce. At the end you can blend it smooth.
The recipes posted are "tried and tested". The quantity of salt , chilies and red chili powder given are according to my taste and to help people new to cooking. These can be altered according to your taste. Some of the recipes are my own . Some borrowed from kith and kin and some adapted from other bloggers and websites and for these credentials and reference are given . Any resemblance to these recipe are purely coincidental.
I was a "dustbin" (thats how my friends addressed me as...), I would eat everything and anything (vegetarian of-course !) that my friends didnt want to eat and eventually i would be offered their left overs. I dint complain instead i relished evrything and i wished that i would get more left overs the next day... This desire for good food led to fascination and inquisitiveness for good food and finally i m on the road to explore different cuisines to suit my taste buds......