Quiche has a pastry crust and a filling of eggs and milk or cream which, when baked, become a custard. Though the crust base is similar in tarts,pies and Quiches, the Quiche is a savory, open-faced pastry crust dish with a savory filling. I wanted to try quiche for quite some time now but was never sure how it would turn out to be. So one fine day just out of whim I decided now was the time and just went for it. And believe me it is piece of cake!!!!!
For the crust: Add the butter and salt to the maida and mix till they resemble breadcrumbs. Make a well in the center and add the egg. Knead the dough adding a little chilled water if required. Roll the dough in a cling wrap and keep in the fridge fo
Remove from fridge and roll the dough into a roti but thicker. Gently transfer the rolled dough into a pie dish and press it into the dish just ensure that the whole area is covered. Remove the excess dough by trimming the edges. Now prick the pie wi
For the filling: Finely chop the garlic and the spinach. Also chop the mushrooms.
In a pan. Add the oil and saute the garlic and the mushrooms now add the spinach, salt, pepper powder and saute till all the water evaporates. Keep aside to cool. Generally the quiche is not spicy at all but if you need more spice just add finely cho
In a bowl, take the eggs and whisk. Add the spinach mushrooms mixture, grated cheese, milk or cream and the nutmeg powder and mix.
Fill the pie crust with the custard filling. Bake at 180 degrees for 25 to 30 mins till the custard becomes firm and the toothpick comes out clean.
Serve warm. You can make a variety of filling like chicken and spinach combo, or fried golden onions and mushrooms combo. The possibilities are endless and it totally depends on your palette. So go ahead and make your own quiche.....
Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a fast growing teenager and a homemaker.I love to cook, read and travel ( and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.
I’m Harshada Sandhan and welcome to NamakShamak.com..my little world of culinary adventure ,where I pour my successful kitchen experiments,rustic learnings and travelogues into systematic ,easy to follow recipes and fun to read blogs.
I hope you find my recipes helpful and my blogs as interesting as much as I ve enjoyed Cooking ,Clicking and Writing them.
Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog NamakShamak.com, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family, and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). Namakshamak.com and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.
Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and fmaily. She also retails her Baking ,Gourmet Chocolates and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.
Harshada also likes developing fusion recipes with nutritious Indian ingredients in her kitchen.
She’s a kitchen gadget freak, and loves working with modern kitchen tools and gadgets. She’s always on a look out for online websites offering gourmet food ingredients and learning newer kitchen trends. An avid reader, Harshada also loves writing about food and culinary travel. Harshada is currently based in Thane ,Mumbai with her husband and two Sons.
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A place outside the boundaries of your home or workplace where you can be alone or with your friends and not be bothered with the hovering staff to take your order, execute and slap a bill and wait for you to empty space. I love my personal space and I’m very protective about it. So when the saturation sets in, ( being a mom to two naughty boys, I need to reset myself very often) I head to a nearby cafe just alone or with my bestie to spend next few hours in peace.