Onion Pepper Short Cake

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Maida - 1.5 cups
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4th tsp black pepper
  • 1/4th cup chilled butter
  • Cold milk - as needed
  • For the filling:
  • 3 medium onions, sliced
  • 3 medium capsicums, sliced
  • 3 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Black Pepper and red chilli powder to taste
  • For the cheese sauce:
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp maida
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4th cup grated cheese
  • Salt and pepper powder to taste

How to Make Onion Pepper Short Cake

  • Sift 1.5 cups maida with 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt.
  • Then, add 1/4 tsp black pepper and 1/4 cup chilled butter.
  • Mix well till the maida looks like breadcrumbs.
  • Then, add enough milk (cold) and form a dough (semi-soft).
  • Roll it out ten inches in diameter.
  • Filling:
  • Slice 3 medium onions, the capsicums and tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle 1 tsp salt and keep it aside for 15 minutes. Drain out the water.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil and butter mixed in a pan.
  • Add the drained vegetables.
  • Stir fry, adding pepper powder, red chilli powder and salt to taste.
  • Remove from heat and keep aside.
  • Cheese sauce:
  • Heat 1 tbsp butter.
  • Stir fry the maida lightly and add 1 cup milk, stirring constantly till thick.
  • Remove from heat and add salt and pepper powder to taste and 3/4th cup grated cheese.
  • Assembling:
  • Take a 9-inch pie dish.
  • Place the rolled dough in the pie dish and trim the edges.
  • Fill with vegetable filling.
  • Cover with cheese sauce.
  • Sprinkle grated cheese on top and bake in a pre-heated oven for 25-30 minutes at 180 degree C.
  • Serve hot.