Vegetable Loaf – My Favorite from Mom’s Recipe

This summer at my mom’s place I was busy dishing out (rather baking out) goodies. Everytime I would tell my mom about my food misadventures :), she would say ‘jungle mein mor nacha kisne dekha!‘ which literally means, who has seen the peacock dancing in a jungle! She said if you want me to believe that you are learning to bake and getting better at it, prove it. She said I will take care of your son, you be busy in the OVEN!!

This gave me a chance, apart from recipes which I baked for them (mostly googled), to re-visit her secret recipes :) and enjoy some more tasty treat!

Vegetable Loaf

Vegetable Loaf

When V was visiting my place some time ago, she had served him this vegetable loaf & he being a foodie had loved it. And since then he has always been asking me to learn and make it. I finally did it!

Vegetable LoafRecipe source – My Mother

Ingredients

  • 4 medium – Potato
  • 1 cup – finely chopped Carrot
  • 2 cup – finely chopped Cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cup – finely chopped Cauliflower
  • 1 cup – finely chopped Peas
  • 1 cup – Beans
  • 2 – medium Onions
  • 2 – Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp – Ginger
  • 3-4 – green chilli
  • 1/2 Tbsp – Olive Oil
  • 100 gms – Fresh Paneer
  • 1 cup – Cornflakes
  • 1 tsp – dried mint leaves (you can use fresh)
  • to taste – Black Pepper
  • to taste – Salt

Recipe –

Vegetable Loaf

Vegetable Loaf

  1. Boil potatoes & grate them.
  2. Steam carrot, cabbage, cauliflower, peas & beans. Mix together.
  3. Lightly crush cornflakes & keep aside.
  4. Pre-heat the oven at 175 C.
  5. Prepare a loaf tin by greasing it.
  6. Fry onions in olive oil, add tomato, ginger & green chilli.
  7. Mix all vegetables & seasonings together.
  8. Now spread crushed cornflakes in the base of the tin.
  9. Place strips of paneer on top of cornflakes so that the base of the tin is completely and evenly covered.
  10. Now spread half the quantity of vegtable filling on top of it & press it down with hand. This is required to firm up the loaf so that it doesn’t fall apart upon de-moulding.
  11. Now place the second layer of paneer.
  12. Spread the remaining vegetable filling and press it again.
  13. Now cover with crushed cornflakes.
  14. Bake for 15-20 mins or till done. The loaf should brown slightly & start to leave the sides of the tin.
  15. De-mould. Carefully cut into slices & serve hot
    Vegetable Loaf

    Vegetable Loaf

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I had some leftover batter, so i placed them in tarts shell & baked along with loaf. While the loaf baked, I happily gorged on them.

Vegetable Loaf

Vegetable Loaf