Mixed Veg Quiche in Phylo Shells

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Are you bored with routine breakfast? In my house the routines are Bread and Butter or Waffles or Cereal with Milk! Sometimes I really get bored with these, I will try to make something special on the weekends ( will try to incorporate the Indian Breakfast like Idli, Dosa, Upma), but on the weekdays it becomes hard to come up with new ideas and try them esp in the early morning.  But if you have Phyllo ( pronounced as filo) Shells or Cups handy, you can make these Mixed Veg Miniature Quiches in no time to surprise your family. They are One-Bite Wonders, very crispy, irresistible, fast to make, made with simple ingredients, very healthy and finally not your routine breakfast! Wat else you want, We found the Complete Winner on the Breakfast List which is not so routine! 



Quiche is a savory, pastry crust with a filling of cheese, eggs, meat and vegetables. It is part of the French Cuisine and popular as party food. But in USA, this is mostly known as a fancy breakfast when it is especially made with Eggs and Vegetables. Spinach Quiche is very popular on the Americans Breakfast Table. So here is the miniature quiche recipe, make your own!



Ingredients:
Phyllo Shells - 1 package ( count of 15)
Egg - 1 large
Olive Oil - 1 tsp
Minced Onion - 1 Tbsp
Red Bell Pepper - 1 Tbsp
Zucchini - 1 Tbsp
Spinach - 4 to 5 Leaves
Parsley - 1 tsp ( or Chives)
Thyme - 1/4 tsp ( Optional)
Salt - 1/2 tsp ( according to taste)
Black Pepper - 1/4 tsp
Mixed Cheese - 1/3 cup ( I have used four cheese)

Preparatory Steps:
  1. Remove the Shells from Package and arrange them on the Baking Sheet and allow them to thaw for 15 min. 
  2. Preheat the Oven at 375 F .
  3. In a small bowl whisk the egg along with salt and black pepper and set aside.  
Method:
  1. In a small non stick frying pan, heat the olive oil. Add minced Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Zucchini, chopped Spinach and saute for 2 minutes until vegetables are tender and becomes soft. Remove from heat and allow it to cool for 1 minute and stir in the Herbs ( Parsley, Thyme, Chives). Now add this vegetable mixture to egg and mix it well.
  2. Fill the Shells with this egg mixture. ( You can spoon in this mixture into shells carefully, do not fill up to top, leave some room on top so that the egg mixture will puff up when you bake these). Now top each shell with some shredded cheese.
  3. Bake these for 12 to 15 minutes until egg is set and cheese is melted. Once shells are done, take them out of the oven and serve warm! 

These One-Bite Quiches are so irresistible, very easy to make with less fuss, makes your morning special with no effort needed. These are loved by kiddos and cherished by grown-ups and party appetizers to please the crowd as well. Njoy!

OneBite Quiche Served with some fruit cut-up for complete Breakfast!
Notes:
  • You can use any variety of vegetables  like Green Bell Peppers, Asparagus, Shredded Carrot, Mushrooms.
  • I have used Cheese to give more cheesy flavor, if you don't like it you can skip it. 
  • You can add some crushed red pepper or Paprika to make this little bit spicy.  

Check out Some more Few Minute Wonders also!


Hope you have enjoyed this One-Bite Wholesomeness,
Will be back with another quick recipe
Until Then Take Care
-Mythreyi



Basil Pesto Naan Pizza ~ Under 15 Minutes

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Today I am bringing a super duper easy recipe that will be winner on your kids plate. That is Basil Pesto Pizza, to make this pizza all you need is just 4 ingredients and 8 minutes to prepare. But all the ingredients that are used in this recipe are very critical so no excuses to skip or replace any ingredients, other wise you won't get the same taste and flavor. Today I gave a little Indian Twist for this recipe by using Tandoori Naan as the Pizza base. If you want to use regular pizza base, you can do that by all means. Okay, that's the only thing you can replace, everything else is must for this recipe. In this recipe, I am using freshly made Basil Pesto Sauce, that is the secret sauce for this recipe,you can find that recipe on my blog as well.  Find Here : Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe



Today I made this pizza by the time kids returned from school, and guess what? it's all gone in minutes, they have absolutely enjoyed it. So with out a fuss they ate all these Greens (Cherry Tomatoes, Basil, Pine Nuts) that are included in this Pizza. Only you and I know that, so keep it that way, Shhhhh! :-). I have made this Pizza half a dozen times this weekend, because Grown-ups are also enjoying  this!

With out any due here is the easy recipe, and even better you can watch a video of this preparation as well! Njoy!



Ingredients:
Tandoori Naan - 1
Basil Pesto Sauce - 2 Tbsp
Cherry Tomatoes - 6
Mozzarella Cheese - 1/3 cup ( Finely shredded)
Sweet Basil leaves - 3 ( optional)

Method:

  1. Take a Cookie Sheet, place the Naan on the sheet. Spread the Basil Pesto sauce on all over the Naan. 
  2. Cut the Cherry Tomatoes into halves, and arrange these on the Naan on top of the sauce. Then sprinkle Mozzarella Cheese on top so that Tomatoes are covered completely. 
  3. Heat the Oven at 400 F and once the Oven is ready, place the cookie sheet with prepared Naan in the Oven and bake it for 7 to 8 minutes. 
  4. Around 5 minutes, Open the Oven door and add basil leaves on top of it. After 7 minutes, take it out, cut them into slices and serve hot immediately. 

Notes:

  • As we are keeping Oven at 400 F it can burn easily so keep monitoring around 6 to 7 minutes. 
  • You need to take it away once all the cheese is melt, that's all. 
  • I have used StoneFire brand Tandoori Naan, they are so good and you can buy them in bulk at Costco, if you want several flavors and need small portions, you can find these at Sprouts as well. 




Basil Pesto Pizza Video Recipe:



will back with another easy recipe, stay tuned until then!
-Mythreyi

Spicy Thai Red Curry

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Hello All, It's true that I have given a break to some of Thai Recipes these days. Today I am excited to bring this easy peasy Spicy Thai Red Curry to the table. Vj and I used to go to Thai Restaurant a lot in those newly weds days. There used to be place called Thai Garden in Plano, it is one of a kind for Thai Dishes known best in the town. After trying several dishes there I have started cooking some of the Signature Thai Recipes at home, I haven't mastered their Spicy Southern Thai Fried Rice yet ( hmm, my mouth waters now) but I have mastered several Thai Dishes including Thai Curries.

Spicy Thai Red Curry
The preparation of these curries is so easy if you have Red Curry or Yellow curry pastes at hand. I always use Thai Kitchen brand pastes and sauces for my Thai Cooking. And another critical ingredient is Coconut milk, there is always plenty of coconut milk in my pantry. So putting these two ingredients along withe some vegetables and meat, will bring this Spicy Thai Dish to the table in no time, that is comforting for this cold weather. Why late, make it your own, Here is the recipe, Njoy!

Ingredients:
Oil - 1 Tbsp
Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste - 3 Tbsp
Onion ( shallots) - 1/4 of medium size
Thai Red Chili - 2
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
salt - 1 tsp ( or as per taste)
Tofu or Chicken  cubes - 1/2 cup
Vegetable Blend - 1 cup  ( used Fresh Baby Corn, Bell Pepper, Peas, Broccoli)
Coconut Milk - 1 cup
Thai Basil Leaves - 5

Method:

  1. Heat oil in Nonstick pan ( or heavy bottomed pan). Add Onion Slices, Thai Chili, once they sauteed well add Coriander and Cumin powder. Now add Red Curry paste and mix it well and saute for 3 min. 
  2. Add Tofu pieces and toss them well with red curry paste and seasonings. Once the Tofu becomes tender and browns outside then add rest of the vegetables mix well. Add slat and saute for 3 min. 
  3. Add coconut milk to the pan and cook for 5 min bringing it to boil. Taste and adjust any salt or other seasonings. ( if it is too spicy for you, add 1 tsp brown sugar to soften the flavors). 
  4. Now switch off the stove and transfer Red Curry to serving bowl and top with Fresh Thai Basil leaves and serve hot with white rice.



I always love serving Thai Curries with this nice Rice Mold setting, that gives a lot of restaurantish touch and I am sure it blows away your hubby's mind. And a candle lit up on the side makes it even more romantic...! Did you hear me? :-)



If you want to serve this in traditional Thai style try serving along with some Jasmine Rice or Sticky Rice.

Notes:

  • I haven't used chicken in my recipe here, I have used Tofu. 
  • If you are using chicken use chicken breast meat that cooks fast. Cook or 5 to 7 min so that the chicken cooks properly and becomes tender in step #2.
  • For Red Curry I always use lot of green and yellow colored vegetables ( Broccoli, Green Bell Pepper, Peas, Yellow Bell Pepper, Baby Corn) to make it contrast to this Red Color Curry. 
  • You can add variety of other vegetables like Green Beans, Cauliflower, Carrot etc.
  • The vegetables needs to be added towards the end. These should not be overcooked. These should be semi cooked so that the color and crunch of vegetables is persisted in this curry.
Other Thai Dishes you might like:

Hope you have enjoyed this Thai Spicy Dish for today!
Will back with another international recipe, 
until then take care
-Mythreyi