Monday, 15 November 2010

Tomato Souffle

Happy Eid-ul Adha to all my friends !! And Phew !!!After much procrastination, I finally managed to write this post, which was for sweetpunch-November as I had mentioned in my previous post.... I had made 2 dishes for this month and I was supposed to post this last week..but never got time to do so. But I finally managed to post it today :)

A souffle is a light and fluffy baked cake made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites combined with other ingredients and served as a savoury main dish or sweetened as a dessert. But I had always seen and tasted souffle as a dessert. So, When I saw this recipe from Maria's Menu, I really wanted to give it a try and I must say it was a very tasty savoury Souffle. And I would definitely make this again and again. so, without further ado, goes the recipe for this tasty Tomato Souffle.

TOMATO SOUFFLE
(Recipe source : Australian Woman's Weekly via Maria's Menu)

Ingredients:


1/2 cup bread crumbs – firmly packed
45 gm Butter
1 medium Onion –finely chopped
2 tbsp Plain flour (maida)
1 cup milk
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp fresh Basil –finely chopped (optional)
3 Eggs –separated
1/4 tsp pepper powder
Grated Cheese (mozzarella)– a handful

Method:

Grease 4 souffle dishes (1/2 cup capacity), sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Melt butter in small saucepan, add finely chopped onion. Stir over low heat for 2 mins ( or MW on HIGH for about 2 mins). Cook until onion is soft, it doesn’t have to become brown.
Stir in flour and stir over medium heat for a minute. (or MW on HIGH for a min). Remove from heat, gradually stir in milk, bring back to heat and stir over high heat until mixture boils & thickens & reaches a thick sauce like consistency. (or MW on HIGH for about 3 mins).

Transfer to large bowl, stir in tomato paste & basil leaves. Cover the dish & let it stand for 5 mins. Beat egg whites in a small bowl until soft peaks from. Add egg yolks to the onion & milk mixture & mix well. Fold the egg whites into the mixture in 2 batches. Pour the mixture evenly into the prepared dishes. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top. Bake in the preheated oven at 350 F/175C for 20- 25 mins or until lightly browned. Serve hot with garlic bread or soup.

Healthier version:

Use brown bread crumbs & low fat milk. Also use yolks of only 2 eggs & white of 3 eggs. Use only lesser qty of butter, I used only 20 grams of butter.

Notes:

The above qty serves 2 adults (main course) served with garlic bread or soup. Souffles can be baked in any oven proof dish or for individual serving, use ramekins. I baked them in small ramekins and some in an oval oven-proof dish.

The Souffle looks very puffed up wen comes out of the oven and it falls rather very quickly.So, its better to serve it hot ..just right out of the oven with some warm soup.

Verdict:

My Family just loved this to the core...specially my kid loved this. coz from past few weeks(after starting school) he has stopped eating spicy food and is always asking me to cook something less spicier than our usual India food. He was soo happy after eating this that I heard him telling his dad that night '' Dad.. I want to grow as tall as you (that would be 6.3'') so that I can beat some eggs and make tomato foushlle( for Souffle) with mommy in the kitchen :)

14 comments:

Rekha shoban said...

it looks so colourful and perfect dear!!

AshKuku said...

The Souffle in the last capture looks so yum with all its delicacy shown in it..... WOW!!!! & Happy Celebrations to you!!!!!! God Bless!!!

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Abhilash said...

waah! they look delicious... mouth watery dish.

Priya said...

Yumm, very tempting souffle..truly inviting..Happy Eid Ul Adha Faiza..

Maria said...

Thank you so much Faiza for making this. I'm sooo happy that you liked this especially your little one :) I loved reading his reaction :) The pics look great!

Maria said...

Thank you so much Faiza for making this. I'm sooo happy that you liked this especially your little one :) I loved reading his reaction :) The pics look great!

Yummy Team said...

I have bookmarked Marias recipe but didnt try it until now..Am tempted to try it out soon after seeing your pics..Yum!

Nitha said...

Looks delicious...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Happy Eid Ul Adha dear....
Tomato Souffle looks perfect and inviting ..

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

San said...

Eid Mubarak faiza,gorgeous tomato souffle .I cannot take my eyes off from it .Hope you a blast on your birthday .

http://sanscurryhouse.blogspot.com

R said...

i saw an update abt bhindi do pyaza recipe u posted, but somehow i am not able to see it??

Faiza Ali said...

@ rupali- oh I am sorry dear.I was still writing the post, when my naughty son had clicked the 'Publish' button :) it was still incomplete. But its posted now.

FabusRelish said...

Hi,the thought of the souffle with tomatoes is truly appreciable and the courage to make one too....Luks yumm...I think I must try it out

FabusRelish said...

The thought of such a souffle is appreciable and the courage to try it too...Luks yumm...I think I should giv it a try

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