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Meat Free Moussaka (served with Crostinis, béchamel & salad) another one of my award winning dishes:-)

Another one of my award winning dishes.

Another one of my award winning dishes.

1 Large Brinjal

1 medium potato

50ml Olive oil

¼ tsp mustard seeds

¼ tsp cumin seeds

1 cinnamon stick

2-3 bay leaves

1 medium onion finely chopped

2-3 green chillies

1 tbsp 15 ml freshly ground garlic/ginger

1 tbsp 15 ml coriander powder

½ tbsp 7 ml cumin powder

1-2 tbsp 15-30 ml mix masala

½ cup (125 ml) red pepper finely chopped

½ cup (125 ml) yellow pepper finely chopped

2 cups Fry’s Soya Mince

½ cup 125 ml frozen peas

½ (200ml) can tomatoes

1 tsp 15 ml salt

40 ml fresh coriander finely chopped (add more if you like)

40 ml flat leave parsley finely chopped (add more if you like)

1 knob butter

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Pinch of nutmeg

50 ml white flour

400ml fresh milk

80 ml grated cheddar cheese

Let’s Cook 🙂 

  • Cut brinjals lengthwise, scoop out flesh, chop and set aside. Lightly salt brinjal shells.
  • Peel, cube and boil potato until tender. Roughly mash. Season with salt, pepper and a knob of butter.  Keep aside
  • Heat oil in a sauce pan. Add mustard seeds; once it splatters add cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, bay leaves chillies and onions.  Fry until onions are translucent.
  • Add garlic/ginger – fry for a few seconds. Spoon in coriander powder, cumin powder and mix masala.
  • Toss in chopped brinjal, peppers and salt – cook for 5-8minutes. Add soya mince, peas.  Cook for 5 minutes
  • Throw in tomatoes and cook on medium heat for 10 – 15 minutes. Add parsley and coriander leaves
  • Preheat oven at 180 o C. Wipe out brinjal shells with paper towel and lightly oil. Layer mash potato and top with filling.
  • Bake for 30 – 40 Minutes. (adjust timing – ovens differ) 15-20 mins
  • béchamel – In a saucepan melt butter, stir in flour.  Cook for a few seconds.  Add milk stirring constantly until thickened.  Add cheese, nutmeg and salt.
  • Serve with Crostinis, sauce and salad.

Suggestions:  You can either pour white sauce on brinjals and bake or just serve in on the side.


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This entry was posted on May 12, 2015 by in Vegetarian.
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