Vegetable Loaf

1 loaf, serves 2-4 Conversion Chart Print

Ingredients

4 potatoes, medium size
1 cup of carrot, finely chopped
2 cups of cabbage, finely chopped
cups of cauliflower, finely chopped
1 cup peas, finely chopped
1 cup of french beans, finely chopped
2 onions, medium size
2 tomatoes, medium size
1 inch ginger, finely chopped
3-4 green chillies
½ tablespoon olive oil
200 grams of fresh paneer or cottage cheese
1 cup of cornflakes
½ cup of cheese, grated (optional)
1 teaspoon of dried mint leaves
black pepper and salt to taste

Preparation

1. Boil potatoes & grate them. Steam carrot, cabbage, cauliflower, peas & beans. Mix together and set aside. In a ziplock bag, lightly crush cornflakes & keep aside.
2. Pre-heat the oven at 170 C. Prepare a loaf tin by lining and greasing it.
3. In a thick bottom pan, fry onions in olive oil, add tomato, ginger & green chilli. Mix all steamed vegetables, grated potato & seasoning together.
4. Now spread half of the crushed cornflakes in the base of the tin. Place strips of paneer on top of cornflakes so that the base of the tin is completely and evenly covered. Spread half the quantity of vegetable filling on top of it & press it down with the back of a spoon. This is required to firm up the loaf so that it doesn't fall apart upon de-moulding.
5. Now place the second layer of paneer and spread the remaining vegetable filling and press it again. Cover on top with remaining crushed cornflakes.
6. Bake for 20 mins or till done. The loaf should brown slightly & start to leave the sides of the tin. Flip over the tin carefully onto the serving platter. Gently cut into slices & serve hot with garlic bread or toast and butter.

Notes

My mother’s recipe from the repertoire of family recipe.

You can chop vegetables and grate potatoes a day in advance to make it easy to assemble on the day of serving the loaf.

A very healthy and nutritious snack or a side dish for kids and adults alike.

You can add or remove any vegetable of your choice. I also added grated cheese to make it more interesting for the young ones, but you can easily skip it.