An excellent “PIE” style cake which can be either served cut or whole. If someone doesnt like sweets, why not bake this for a birthday!!! It also keeps well and tastes nice cold so makes excellent picnic food!! You wont believe how easy it is to make and….. you can even bake small small ones in muffin cases!! I will teach you the basic recipe then you can always add ingredients acording to your imagination and your needs..By the way this is EGGLESS!!
1 can (450 grams or more) of mushrooms, drained and minced in the food processor
1 handful of raw macaroni, boiled, drained and minced in the food processor)i used my amazing bullet to mince both the pasta and mushrooms separately
1 onion chopped fine
1 green capsicum chopped fine
1 green chilli chopped fine
3 cloves of garlic chopped fine
2 tablespoons of chopped ginger
1 tomato chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon each of NITU DIDIs turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and garam masala
1/4 cup of tomato paste plus chilli sauce of your choice to taste
1 cup of grated cheese (or more) of you choice
1 tablespoon of cooking oil or olive oil for the sautee
In a non stick pan heat the oil and put the onions, garlic, ginger to sautee. When slightly browned add the capsicum and green chillies and the mushrooms, mix well and keep on sauteeing adding the spices and salt to taste. Add the tomatoes and the tomato paste and cook till mixture is mushy and dry, Very important mixture should be dry else the cake wont bind. When the mixture is dried (you will know as it leaves the sides of the pan and starts to stick to the bottom) take off the flame. Cool it slightly and then mix in your minced pasta and the cheese. Mix well. Taste for seasoning and correct. I like to add some tomato ketchup and some tabasco to it also!!Put into a cake tin, or a baking dish or even muffin cases(which ever you prefer). You can even put it into a flat baking sheet if you want to serve it cut up in squares!! Top with grated cheese and you can also decorate it with capsicum rings or sauce. Bake in a hot oven at 200 deg till cheese melts.
either you can serve it as a cake, or use a silicon mould , upturn it and then add some grated cheese and sauce and put it back in the oven for a few mins for cheese to melt OR you can cool it and cut it into squares!! This dish is EXCELLENT, vegetarian and an all time favorite..If you make it… you can even play a guessing game as to what it contains..
NITU DIDI TIP: Instead of minced mushrooms you can use soya mince, make it the same way instead of mushrooms, or even mixed vegetables.!!!