Wednesday, 22 January 2014

355. spinach corn quiche

made in a jiffy

  Usually, making lunch is not a problem as I stick to dal, sabzi, roti 4 times a week with something different twice a week and Sunday lunch is usually out. So the whole week is sorted out but dinners can become a bit of a problem when I am not making soup and salad. Recently I landed up with loads of spinach (went mad at the veggie market last Tuesday) and so it was a week of spinach with practically everything. I had made crustless quiche when I was in Montreal. Made it again several times, but this time instead of baking it in a big dish, I made individual portions by using muffin cups and my, they turned out cute. I found that unlike the one baked in a big dish, where sometimes the middle is slightly soggy, these little beauties baked well all around. Just out of the oven, they make a perfect light meal with salad or as perfect party food or to carry away for picnics or even for breakfast. I like to make the quiche without the crust. If you like, you can use shortcrust pastry to make it.




SPINACH CORN QUICHE 
Makes 12

3 cups chopped fresh spinach
½ cup finely chopped onion
½ cup cooked sweet corn
¼ cup grated cheese of your choice
4 eggs
½ tsp garlic paste
½ tsp ginger paste
½-1 tsp green chilli paste
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp milk
¾ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper powder


  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic, ginger and chilli and stir fry for 30 seconds or less.
  2. Add chopped onion and spinach and stir fry till the spinach wilts.
  3. Take the pan off the heat and let the spinach mixture cool down a bit.
  4. Add ¼ tsp salt, cheese, and sweet corn to it and mix well.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  6. Whisk the eggs with milk, remaining salt and pepper.
  7. Add it to the spinach mixture and mix well.
  8. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cups three quarter full.
  9. Put it in the oven to bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  10. The quiche is done when you insert a toothpick or fork in the middle of the baked quiche and it comes out clean. 
  11. Serve with salad , garlic bread, soup etc.
Tips:
  • Instead of sweet corn, use steamed or cooked mixed vegetables, mushroom, meat etc.
  • Can add chopped olives.
  • Use fresh herbs.
  • Can use cheddar, mozzarella or paneer (cottage cheese).
  • Bake in an oven proof dish if you do not have muffin cups.
You may want to check the following:

spinach cheddar  bread
spinach rice
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http://abowlofcurry.blogspot.in/2013/12/dish-it-out-light-dinners.html
http://cooksjoy.com/blog/dish-it-out-schedule


Simply Tadka's 2nd Blogiversary Event & Giveaway

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2 comments:

  1. Love these individual mini portions.Thanyou for sending them to lets cook with green veg event at simply.food

    ReplyDelete
  2. wow.. thats such an inviting dish....kids will be surprised... Thanks so much for linking to my event.Looking for more..

    ReplyDelete

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

355. spinach corn quiche

made in a jiffy

  Usually, making lunch is not a problem as I stick to dal, sabzi, roti 4 times a week with something different twice a week and Sunday lunch is usually out. So the whole week is sorted out but dinners can become a bit of a problem when I am not making soup and salad. Recently I landed up with loads of spinach (went mad at the veggie market last Tuesday) and so it was a week of spinach with practically everything. I had made crustless quiche when I was in Montreal. Made it again several times, but this time instead of baking it in a big dish, I made individual portions by using muffin cups and my, they turned out cute. I found that unlike the one baked in a big dish, where sometimes the middle is slightly soggy, these little beauties baked well all around. Just out of the oven, they make a perfect light meal with salad or as perfect party food or to carry away for picnics or even for breakfast. I like to make the quiche without the crust. If you like, you can use shortcrust pastry to make it.




SPINACH CORN QUICHE 
Makes 12

3 cups chopped fresh spinach
½ cup finely chopped onion
½ cup cooked sweet corn
¼ cup grated cheese of your choice
4 eggs
½ tsp garlic paste
½ tsp ginger paste
½-1 tsp green chilli paste
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp milk
¾ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper powder


  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic, ginger and chilli and stir fry for 30 seconds or less.
  2. Add chopped onion and spinach and stir fry till the spinach wilts.
  3. Take the pan off the heat and let the spinach mixture cool down a bit.
  4. Add ¼ tsp salt, cheese, and sweet corn to it and mix well.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  6. Whisk the eggs with milk, remaining salt and pepper.
  7. Add it to the spinach mixture and mix well.
  8. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cups three quarter full.
  9. Put it in the oven to bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  10. The quiche is done when you insert a toothpick or fork in the middle of the baked quiche and it comes out clean. 
  11. Serve with salad , garlic bread, soup etc.
Tips:
  • Instead of sweet corn, use steamed or cooked mixed vegetables, mushroom, meat etc.
  • Can add chopped olives.
  • Use fresh herbs.
  • Can use cheddar, mozzarella or paneer (cottage cheese).
  • Bake in an oven proof dish if you do not have muffin cups.
You may want to check the following:

spinach cheddar  bread
spinach rice
Sending this recipe for the following events:



Anitha's Kitchen Diary
Priya's Versatile Recipes



Citrus spice and all things nice






http://www.simplysensationalfood.com/2013/12/announcing-event-lets-cook-with-green.html


http://abowlofcurry.blogspot.in/2013/12/dish-it-out-light-dinners.html
http://cooksjoy.com/blog/dish-it-out-schedule


Simply Tadka's 2nd Blogiversary Event & Giveaway

http://www.simplytadka.com/2013/12/simply-tadkas-2nd-blog-iversary.html



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2 comments:

  1. Love these individual mini portions.Thanyou for sending them to lets cook with green veg event at simply.food

    ReplyDelete
  2. wow.. thats such an inviting dish....kids will be surprised... Thanks so much for linking to my event.Looking for more..

    ReplyDelete

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