Chilli 2 Cheese Soufflé
You might be wondering , oh ! what is this dish. Well, Soufflé first originated in France. Usually, eggs are used in a Soufflé. I have made a savoury version which is Eggless. I have used a combi of 2 types of Cheese, hence the name. I have made this Soufflé little thick, you can scoop it and enjoy piping hot. The first time I tried this dish, the mix became little runny. Then I changed the recipe and the taste was just fab. A puffy, crunchy top crust with a very creamy, succulent Spinach and Corn mix inside, baked to a golden colour is certainly a winner. Tastes good when served with warm Garlic Bread and a bowl of smoking hot Soup. Happy Soufflé Making and Happy Soufflé tasting.
Boiled Sweet Corn – 2 cups
Cleaned and chopped Spinach – 3 cups
Very finely chopped Onion – 1/4 cup
Very finely minced Garlic – 6 flakes
Very finely minced Green Chillies – 2
Maida ( refined flour ) – 2 tablespoons
Butter – 3 tablespoons + 1 tablespoon to grease the Soufflé Ramekins
Boiled, cooled Milk – 1/4 cup
Coarsely crushed black pepper powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Nutmeg powder – 2 pinches
Salt to taste
Grated Cheddar Cheese – 3 tablespoons
Bread slices – 3 ( tear it with the corners and put in a blender. Use the whipper button and pulse it to a little coarse powder. )
Grated Mozarella Cheese – 1 handful
Heat a nonstick pan. Add the 3 tablespoons of butter. When the butter starts to melt, sim the flame. Add the chopped onions. Cook on sim flame till the onions turn transparent. Add the chopped garlic and the green chillies. Sauté for 3 minutes. Add the chopped spinach. Sauté for 3 minutes on sim flame. Next add the salt, nutmeg powder, pepper powder . Add the maida. Add the boiled corn. Sauté on sim flame for 2 minutes. Now,add the milk. Cook on sim flame till the mix becomes really thick. Switch off the stove. Mix in the grated Cheddar Cheese. Mix well.
Grease the Soufflé ramekins with the balance 1 tablespoon of butter. Fill the spinach and corn mix gently into the ramekin till the top.
Take a big plate. Add the grated Mozarella Cheese and the bread crumbs. Mix well wth your hands. Keep it aside till the time of use.
Now, top the spinach corn mix with the bread and cheese topping.
Grill in a preheated microwave oven till the crust turns golden. Serve hot with Hot Garlic bread and a cup of hot hot Soup.
Chef s Tips
1) Strain the boiled corn very well. Even a little bit of extra water will make the Soufflé mixture runny.