Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Saffron Caressed Vegetable Pouch (Saffron flavoured baked vegetable in filo pastry)

I have been getting requests for cooking and writing something healthy, quick and super stylish. So here we are with all such kind of recipes coming on my blog for next couple of posts. Keep following to know the secret. For all the superwoman, this is the time to impress your family and friend over lunch or dinner.

Today’s recipe is a "Saffron Caressed Vegetable Pouch". It is a saffron flavoured baked vegetable with pesto sauce in filo pastry. This recipe will be a showstopper on your lunch/dinner table.

Serve:            2

Preparation time:              30 minutes

Olive Oil:                 1 1/2 teaspoon
Onion:                     1 teaspoon (chopped)
Garlic:                     2 cloves (chopped)
Peppers:                 30 grams (diced)
Asparagus:              25 grams (diced)
Zucchini:                 30 grams (diced)
Mushroom:              4-5 (diced)
Baby Corn:              3 (diced)
Pesto Sauce:            30 grams
A pinch of saffron
Parmesan Cheese:   10 grams
Filo pastry sheet:      4 sheets
Green onion leaves
Salad leaves and tomato salsa to serve


1) Heat olive oil, sauté onion and garlic
2) Add the vegetables, pesto, saffron and parmesan.
3) Season and simmer for 5 minutes.
4) Wrap the vegetable in the filo pastry sheet to resemble money pouches and tie it up with green onion leaf around the neck.
5) Grease a baking tray and bake at 180 degree C for 12 minutes. And cook it at grill fan mode for another 1-2 minutes to get that crunchy taste.
6) Serve it hot with salad leaves and tomato salsa.


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