8 simple, savoury eggless bakes

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Baking doesn’t necessarily mean only cakes, muffins and sweet treats and neither does it have to have meat. If you are a vegetarian or a catering to people who are, these recipes will come in handy. Right from baked versions of deep fried treats to vegetarian versions of baked classics. Take a look at these 8 simple savoury bakes that are a sure shot hit!

Desi Baked Pasta

Pasta is an all-time favourite and this one has a delicious desi twist to it too. Sheets of lasagna and layers of a spicy onion tomato masala, cheesy white sauce, veggies, stacked in a baking dish, finished with gooey cheese and baked to perfection. Indo Italian fusion at its best.

Saffron and Basil Breadsticks

Breadsticks are usually a mere accompaniment to dips and soup, but not this one. A batch of these freshly made crisp, aromatic and flavourful Saffron basil breadsticks, takes things a notch higher and definitely deserves the center spot at your dining table.

Baked Vada Pav

You don’t have to kill your vada pav craving because of the calories that come with the deep fried vada. Try out this baked contemporary version where you make your own multigrain pav stuffed with a delicious and healthy raw banana and sweet potato mixture. Have these with spicy vadapav chutney or just salted green chillies. Lives up to the deliciousness of the original and is much healthier!

Mushroom and Spinach Calzones

Calzones are a traditional Italian snack (like a pizza pocket) which can be stuffed with an assortment of filling. In this version we used a delectable combination of spinach, mushrooms and cheese as a filling before shaping and baking these crescent shaped delights.

Cheesy Jacket Potato

If we do a listicle telling you about delicious baked dishes, it is bound to incomplete without a delicious jacket potato recipe. This recipe potato shells filled with a creamy corn and potato mixture topped with a good dose of cheese and baked. If you want to try out a less creamy version made with baked beans you can check it out here.

Baked Broccoli with Almonds

This dish has great potential to become your favourite healthy snack or side dish with a main meal. Florets of blanched broccoli tossed with a mixture made of coarsely ground almonds, garlic, butter and bulghur wheat. The nutty crunch of the crumble on the broccoli florets is so good, hard to believe it is super healthy too!

Baked Matar Paneer Bread Rolls

If the mention of bread rolls make your mouth water but your mind worry about the calories, this recipe is perfect for you. Slices of bread stuffed with a creamy matar paneer mixture and baked till golden brown and crisp, Serve these with some tomato ketchup as an after school snack and you are sure to see smiling faces at the table.

Soya Flour Baked Chakli

These crunchy spirals are literally the best thing you can have with your evening chai. With this super healthy recipe you don’t even need to keep a count of how many you munch on. You can use your chakli press to pipe the spiced soya flour dough directly onto the baking tray and make large batches at once!

 

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.