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TOMATO SOUFFLE

This month Sweet Punch challenge was either sweet or savory.  So I opted for Savory punch because there was so many sweets flowing around my kitchen. The few changes I made to the recipe was, I added shredded Zucchini, Salt & Red chilli flakes.   The souffle was so delicious and we relished with Tomato Corn Relish.  Hope you all enjoy my visual treat.



Tomato Souffle 

Recipe source : Australian Woman's Weekely via Maria's Menu




Ingredients :

Bread crumbs – 1/2 cup, firmly packed
Butter – 45 gm (refer healthier version)
Onion – 1 medium, finely chopped
Plain flour (maida) – 2 tbsp
Milk – 1 cup
Tomato paste – 3 tbsp
Basil – 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Eggs – 3, separated
Grated Cheese – a handful ( I used mozzarella)
Zucchini - 1/4 cup Shredded
Red chilli Flakes - 1/2 tsp
Salt - little

 


 





Method :

1.Grease 4 souffle dishes (1/2 cup capacity), sprinkle with breadcrumbs. 
2. Melt butter in small saucepan, add finely chopped onion. Stir over low heat for 2 mins ( or MW on HIGH for about 2 mins).
3. 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). 
4.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).
5.Transfer to large bowl, stir in tomato paste, Shredded zucchini and Basil Leaves.  Cover the dish & let it stand for 5 mins. 6.Beat egg whites in a small bowl until soft peaks from. 
7.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. 
8.Sprinkle the grated cheese on top. Bake in the preheated oven (350 f) for 20- 25 mins or until lightly browned. Serves 4.




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 15 gms of butter.




Notes: 

1.The above qty serves 2 adults (main course) served with garlic bread or soup. You can use any oven safe dish to prepare this. The consistency  of this dish is more like a pudding.

Tomato Corn Relish 




Ingredients :

Cherry Tomato - 1/2 cup
Corn kernels - 1/2 cup 
Lemon juice - 1/4 tsp
Olive oil - 1/2 tsp
Salt - As required
Black pepper or Crushed red pepper
Basil leaves - few chopped

Method :

1.  Mix the olive oil, lemon juice,Black or Red pepper in a bowl.  Whisk together.
2. Add the chopped cherry tomato, corn & Basil and give a toss.  

Serve with Tomato Souffle !!!

jeyashrisuresh  – (November 8, 2010 at 7:22 AM)  

absolutely a visual treat pavi, love the bright colour of the tomatoes and the recipes sounds nice

Smita Srivastava  – (November 8, 2010 at 7:26 AM)  

The pics are truly fantastic n so is the recipe ...

RAKS KITCHEN  – (November 8, 2010 at 7:28 AM)  

I think this is one of the best photography here in ur space,great job pavi all the pics are just mind blowing!

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (November 8, 2010 at 7:31 AM)  

Wow - it looks so yum! Would love some...

USA Trip  – (November 8, 2010 at 8:01 AM)  

Oh wow... Lovely anni.. Your pics are dragging me into it... I definitely want to taste this one. I cant even imagine the taste of it. Hats off!

Santosh Bangar  – (November 8, 2010 at 8:07 AM)  

amazing tomatoes ic are looking natural every pic make dish so tempting ki just grab it. wonderful

Sharmilee! :)  – (November 8, 2010 at 9:21 AM)  

So tempting it looks...looks super fluffy n yum. Lovely clicks as usual Pavi

Pushpa  – (November 8, 2010 at 11:23 AM)  

Superb clicks and a delicious dish...

Ananda Rajashekar  – (November 8, 2010 at 12:05 PM)  

wow what a colour post, tomato soufflé is something very interesting :)

Panchpakwan  – (November 8, 2010 at 12:16 PM)  

Wow so delicious n colorful...Lovely clicks.

Susan and Abraham  – (November 8, 2010 at 12:48 PM)  

absolutely great stuff and brilliant photography....

aipi  – (November 8, 2010 at 12:53 PM)  

Absolutely delicious..so light and airy!

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swapna  – (November 8, 2010 at 2:19 PM)  

sure is a visual treat....so colorful and yummy!!

Priya  – (November 8, 2010 at 2:35 PM)  

Woww wat a fabulous looking souffle..absolutely tempting..Gorgeous clicks..

Rachana  – (November 8, 2010 at 3:48 PM)  

What a beautiful post. Loved both the recipe and the photos.

Sathya Sankar  – (November 8, 2010 at 6:11 PM)  

Wonderful Post ! Love the photography !

Barbara Bakes  – (November 8, 2010 at 8:50 PM)  

Definitely a visual treat. Gorgeous!

Hamaree Rasoi  – (November 8, 2010 at 9:09 PM)  

Awesome pictures !!! Looking like a food magazine's cover pic....Wonderful recipe

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Rekha shoban  – (November 9, 2010 at 2:51 AM)  

the ultimate treat dear....yummy dish!!gud job!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥  – (November 9, 2010 at 3:56 AM)  

Oh am glad u chose sav, these look so deliciously yummy!!
Love the pics of the really good freshhhh toms, so so pretty!!
Thannnk u for the hop and hope to see u again soonn:-)

myspicykitchen  – (November 9, 2010 at 9:41 AM)  

Lovely clicks! I made the sweet, instant eggless chocolate mousse and wanted to bake tomato souffle too... couldn't bake it before the deadline though.

Pam  – (November 9, 2010 at 10:08 AM)  

Beautiful and delicious! Great photos.

belesaaru  – (November 9, 2010 at 11:38 AM)  

Wonderful and detailed presentation!

San  – (November 9, 2010 at 2:18 PM)  

Oh Pavi ,no doubt that everyone will enjoy your visual treat for the eyes .Love the exquisite tomato souffle ,so bright n inviting .

http://sanscurryhouse.blogspot.com

Srimathi  – (November 9, 2010 at 2:39 PM)  

amazing clicks. Takes the food to a higher level.

Kalyani  – (November 9, 2010 at 4:40 PM)  

lovely pictures ..... & looks yummy ........

Vandana Rajesh  – (November 9, 2010 at 11:30 PM)  

Amazing pic and a tempting looking dish...love ur blog pavi..u come up with such amazing dishes each time.

Abhilash  – (November 9, 2010 at 11:31 PM)  

New recipe and lovely pictures.

Sometimes I think whether the chefs choose recipes like what happened to Newton. They tend to prepare sambar and it ends in something different and call it a new recipe Samo-ka-Bar ;)

I am sure that I cant trust their recipes. However, I can trust your's as these are the tested dishes from your kitchen :)

Speaking about the chefs I remember when we had a new dish called chicken aliqueue from a nearby hotel called NM food court. The chicken was stuffed with vegetables and sealed. It had many decorations using vegetables. The chef prepared it for the first time and came to know our opinion being the first to taste it.

We all replied that it is fine. However, Jk in the group said to the chef "Please for god sake, don't prepare such recipes in future". We all started laughing like anything. We never saw that recipe in their menu list after that. :)

Sanjeeta kk  – (November 10, 2010 at 6:34 AM)  

Lovely clicks, Pavithra. And a beautiful souffle.

Sarah Naveen  – (November 10, 2010 at 9:27 AM)  

oh wow!!! beautiful clicks...yummy preparation...

Yummy Team  – (November 10, 2010 at 2:59 PM)  

Stunning photography, Pavithra..Am drooling over your tempting clicks!

Viki's Kitchen  – (November 10, 2010 at 5:31 PM)  

Amazing clicks dear. Souffle looks inviting.

Sujana  – (November 10, 2010 at 10:57 PM)  

Amazing pictures.... great recipe...
great blog... falling short of adjectives to describe the photography...

Sujana
http://worldofsujana.blogspot.com/

Sandhya Hariharan  – (November 11, 2010 at 12:11 PM)  

Rocking Pics Pavi!!!
Wish I lived next door to join u for lunch..

Madhavi  – (November 11, 2010 at 3:41 PM)  

Love this Souffle, looks divine!!!

Padma  – (November 11, 2010 at 5:46 PM)  

Colors looks simply superb Pavithra. Nice clicks, loved each one of them. Hope you had a nice Diwali. Ours was good, first time no crackers :)

Hari Chandana  – (November 12, 2010 at 7:00 AM)  

Amazing shots Pavithra.. Awesome job !!

suma  – (November 12, 2010 at 10:50 AM)  

This is seriously fab Pavithra!! Devoured the souffle with my eyes greedily!! Savory souffle and a low fat version at that sounds super.

You must consider photography as your vocation very seriously!

Deeba PAB  – (November 12, 2010 at 10:54 AM)  

Absolutely yum Pavithra... it's beautiful too!

♥LOVE2COOK♥  – (November 13, 2010 at 8:11 PM)  

I simply adore ur photography dear! Gorgeous! Lovely souffle! :D

Mano Saminathan  – (November 14, 2010 at 12:22 PM)  

Superb recipe with beautiful snaps! Looks great and delicious!

Ushnish Ghosh  – (November 15, 2010 at 4:24 AM)  

Dear pavithra
How are you? I am off blog these days.
WOnderful clicks as usual..I like the recipe too...feel like trying soon..
Have a nice week.
PS
Can you please increase the contrast , on the comments..I am finding it difficult to read..

Prerna@IndianSimmer  – (November 15, 2010 at 10:18 AM)  

This looks SO good Pavithra! And you photographs are GORGEOUS with some really cool styling! Love it :-)

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