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Vegetable gratin with herbed chicken , garlic bread and fried rice

Updated on February 9, 2015

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About this recipe

Vegetable gratin is a healthy way to enjoy your favorite vegetables . It's a colorful dish which comes out differently each time i make it because of the choice of ingredients. Also , the accompaniments (boiled chicken, french fries , Garlic bread etc.) make it an interesting dish for everybody.

Recipe images

Sauteed Red and Yellow belpeppers with mushroom and brocolli
Sauteed Red and Yellow belpeppers with mushroom and brocolli
Cooked pasta (pasta a la dente)
Cooked pasta (pasta a la dente)
Layering up the dish
Layering up the dish
plating up !
plating up !

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Serves 4


  • 1 medium Red Bell pepper, cut into medium pieces (deseeded)
  • 1 medium Yellow bell Pepper, cut into medium pieces (deseeded)
  • 1 medium Brocolli, cut into medium pieces
  • 1/2 cup Potato, cut into medium pieces
  • 1/2 cup Mushrooms, Slit thinly , horizontally
  • 1/4 cup Peas
  • 1/4 cup French beans, Chopped
  • 3/4 cup white sauce, Cooked
  • 1 1/2 cup Pasta, A La dente
  • Salted Butter
  • Dried Herbs (Oregano , Thyme etc.)
  • Black pepper powder
  • 1/2 kg chicken (Leg and thigh pieces)
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (Jeera)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Cooked Vegetable Fried Rice (Optional if you want a complete meal)

Preparation and cooking

  1. Preparation : Cut Yellow & Red Bell peppers , Broccoli , Mushrooms , Potatoes , French beans as stated in the Ingredients tab. Wash them thoroughly and keep aside to dry. (you can use veggies of your choice like babycorn , steamed corns etc.)
  2. Cooking : Boil pasta as per instructions till a la dente. Add Oil and salt while cooking. (You can use any pasta. Here I have used fusilli which goes best with white sauce). Macaroni also will do if you are running out of time as it cooks faster.
  3. Boil Potatoes , French beans and peas till they are soft. (I have used an electric steamer with time set at 30 min.) Add salt to taste
  4. Parallely, saute Yellow & Red Bell peppers , Broccoli , Mushrooms in butter . Sprinkle with salt (as per taste) , black pepper powder and dried herbs.
  5. In a cooker take oil , add jeera and let it splutter. Add Chicken pieces , add salt , dried herbs and some water (just enough for the chicken to boil). Allow 4-5 whistles.
  6. Layering : Keep white sauce (recipe in the links below) and fried rice ready by this step. Take a wide glass container (microwave proof) . Start by layering potatoes , French beans , peas , Bellpepers , Brocolli and mushrooms. Put the cooked pasta on top.
  7. Pour white sauce all over the layers . Ensure that it makes its way till down . (Try not touching the layers at this moment). Sprinkle dried herbs and black pepper powder.
  8. In a microwave , cook the above dish for 2 -3 mins so that the sauce melts within the veggies
  9. Plating up : Take a round bowl (medium size). Place Cooked rice in a bowl. Turn it upside down carefully on the plate. Pour 2 ladles of gratin. Place 2 pieces of chicken. (I also used some french fries - Kid's choice). Toast some garlic bread with butter (Or any bread of your choice) . Serve absolutely hot with Love !

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Tip # 1

If you are not weight conscious you can have a generous layer of cheese on top of your layers of veggies / meats .

Microwave it for 1-2 mins on high. Let the cheese melt inside the gratin. Serve hot before it hardens.

Tip # 2

For a more crunchy flavour saute veggies like babycorn , capsicum , brocolli till they are crisp & crunchy and add to the dish.

It will give a different texture to your dish.


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