Celebrity chef Rakhee Vaswani says – Kids & adults often fancy baked potatoes. Here is a cheats way of making your Baked potato healthier by using quinoa and a healthier version of the white sauce (Barley Sauce). With nutritional options as ingredients being a fad, it works well for a healthy meal which is tasty & fancy at the same time. You can also make this on a cracker or crostini and enjoy it as beautifully!
Ingredients for the baked potatoes base
Potatoes Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 4, parboiled
Oil Ã¢â‚¬â€œ for brushing
Salt Ã¢â‚¬â€œ to taste
Ingredients for the white sauce
Butter Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2 tbsp
Barley attaÃ¢â‚¬â€œ 2 tbsp
Milk Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 150 ml
Stock Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 100 ml
Salt and pepper Ã¢â‚¬â€œ to taste
Ingredients for the filling
White sauce Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 3 tbsp
Corn Ã¢â‚¬â€œ50 gms, boiled
Mushroom Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 3Ã¢â‚¬â€œ4, minced
Quinoa Ã¢â‚¬â€œÃ‚Â¼ cup
Mozzarella cheese (grated) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 50 gms
Veg seasoning Ã¢â‚¬â€œÃ‚Â½ tsp
Spinach Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a few leaves, chopped
Mixed herbs Ã¢â‚¬â€œÃ‚Â½ tsp
Ingredients for the quinoa
Quinoa Ã¢â‚¬â€œÃ‚Â¼ cup
Vegetable Stock Ã¢â‚¬â€œÃ‚Â¾ cup
Salt Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a pinch
First make/boil Quinoa: Boil the quinoa with the stock and add a pinch of salt till fluffed up. This should take about 1520 minutes on a low flame.
To bake Potato:_x000D_ Brush the potato with oil, sprinkle a little salt over it._x000D_ Wrap in an aluminum foil and bake in a preheated oven for 1518 minutes at a temperature of 160180 degrees._x000D_ Cool slightly and cut each baked potato.Scoop the center.
To make Use ingredient under "Ingredients for the white sauce"_x000D_ Cook the barley atta and butter in a pan with a whisk for 12 minutes. _x000D_ Pour in the milk and stock gradually till the sauce thickens but still has a pouring consistency.
Cook for a few minutes and season with salt and pepper.
To make the filling: Use all the ingredients under "Ingredients for the filling " _x000D_ Mix the white sauce, mushroom, corn, quinoa, chopped spinach, aromatic seasoning and mixed herbs. Put it in a piping bag and pipe into the scooped potatoes.
Add the cheese and bake in an oven for 10 minutes at 160 degrees. Decorate as shown in the picture.
This recipe which has been shared by Celebrity Chef Rakhee Vaswani from her book – PICKY EATERS” This book is about making everyday food fun, exciting and yummy for kids. It is targeted at mothers who have picky eaters (albeit of all ages!) at home, and whose children revolt at the mere thought of eating greens and who are constantly running out of nutritious lunchbox ideas.
Culinary Expert and Chef Rakhee runs Palate Culinary Academy to hone the skills of new cooks. You can follow Celebrity Chef Rakhee Vaswani on Twitter: @PalateStudio , Instagram: @palateculinary and her YouTube Channel Rakhee Vaswani
Don’t forget to grab the copy of “Picky Eater”
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