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Chilli 2 Cheese Soufflé

Chilli 2  Cheese  Soufflé

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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.

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Ingredients

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

Topping

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

Method

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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.

Topping

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.

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