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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Vegetable Lasagna from scratch

Hello everyone, today I have got you all a recipe of Vegetable Lasagna. Its super cheesy and delicious. There are various recipes of lasagna, but I am making this since a long time. Also I found many recipes to be a little bland but I add a little spicy touch to it with chili flakes. Also there is no particular rule for adding the veggies, usually I like the combination of mushrooms and spinach, hence that's on my mind everytime ;)


Usually people think that its a bit difficult recipe, I would say a big NO. It might be a little lengthy but at the same time its super easy and the best part is that you can finish upto the layering part, freeze it and bake it when required. So without wasting any of the time lets quickly run through the ingredients following the method.

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Preparing the red sauce :
Ingredients :
  • Canned tomatoes : 600 gms (If taking fresh tomatoes, then take 6-7 large tomatoes, blanch and chop)
  • Chopped Garlic : 1 tbsp
  • Dried talian herbs : 2 tsps
  • Chili flakes : 1 tsp (adjust as per the taste)
  • Salt : 1 tsp (as per the taste)
  • Sugar : 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper : 1/2 tsp
  • Olive oil : 1 tbsp
Method :
Heat oil in a pan, add chopped garlic and saute. Once done add tomatoes and all the other spices and herbs including sugar. Simmer it for 10-15 minutes or unless it becomes a little thick (as shown in the video)

Preparing the white sauce :
Ingredients :
  • Butter : 1 tbsp
  • All purpose flour/Plain flour/Maida : 1 tbsp
  • Full fat Milk : 1 cup
  • Olive oil : 1 tsp
  • Salt : 1 tsp (as per the taste)
  • Black or white pepper : 1 tsp
  • Cheese : 3/4 cup (I used cheddar, you can use any)
  • Italian herbs : 1 tsp (totally optional)
Method :
Heat oil and butter in a pan, add flour and roast it unless you get a nice aroma and a little golden colour. Slowly add in the milk and continuously whisk it, so that no lumps are formed. Once nicely mixed, boil it. As soon as it starts thickening up add in the cheese, pepper, salt and herbs (If adding)
If you get lumps in your sauce, no need to worry just pass it through a sieve and it will be fine. Cook it unless you get a desired consistency. 
Make sure you don't thick it up a lot, as it has a tendency to get more thicken up once cooled.

Roasting the vegetables :
Ingredients :
  • Mushrooms : 1 cup
  • Spinach : 2 cups
  • Bell peppers : 1 cup
  • Onions : 3/4 cup
  • Broccoli : 1/2 cup
  • Chopped garlic : 1 tbsp
  • Chili flakes : 1 tsp (adjust as per the taste)
  • Dried basil : 1 tsp (You can use fresh even)
  • Salt : as per the taste
  • Oil - 1 tbsp

Method :
Heat oil in a pan, add in garlic and saute. Once done, add in the onions and saute until translucent. Then add in the rest of the veggies - mushrooms, spinach, bell peppers and broccoli (I used frozen broccoli hence added in the end but if you are using fresh, just add in with the rest veggies).
Also add in the chili flakes, basil and salt. Mix everything and let it cook unless all the moisture dries out.

Layering :
  • Ingredients :
  • Both the prepared sauces
  • Roasted Veggies
  • Lasagna sheets/Pasta sheets : I used precooked pasta sheets. If you don't get them, just use the normal sheets, boil them as per the instructions on the package and keep aside. 
  • Cheese: 250 gms of cheddar cheese and 150 gms of mozzarella (Adjust the quantity)

Method:
For layering, take a pan and grease with some oil (I used porcelain 9"x 6" dish, you can use cake tin also)
Pour in a little red sauce and spread, then layer the pasta sheets tightly (as shown in the video)
Spread some roasted veggies and spread. Then pour in some white sauce and again spread. Finally spread in some cheese. Repeat the layering process thrice.

Baking :
Once done with the layering, cover the pan with an aluminum foil and bake it in a preheated oven at 180°C for first 20 minutes, then take out the aluminum foil and again bake for 15 minutes. If you want your cheese to be a little brown just broil it for 1 minute at 230°C (Pleas don't move away during broiling)
Once done, let it cool for 15 minutes and then cut a slice and Enjoy!

Please do share your experiences and feedback with me in the below section of comments or on my Facebook page. I too have a You Tube channel please do visit for all the video recipes. All the links mentioned below :) 
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Thanks and Happy Baking 
Priyanka :)



34 comments:

  1. how to cook this in microwave.. this looks awsm.. n i want to cook it.. please suggest..

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  2. Luks yummy.. I hv microwave with convection mode. . What's the procedure n temp required? ? Shud I bake at normal high or press microwave + convection? ? What shud I cover with as aluminium foil cannot be used??

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    1. Vidhi Thanks
      Not much idea about the microwave convection mode, but I know this very well that while using the convection mode you can always use aluminum foil, as it works exactly like oven. Secondly for the perfect settings read the user manual.

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  3. Great recipe and neat video presentation ... Very tempting ... I have recently got on to the baking wagon and experimenting various recipes ... Would surely try this one and let you know the result ... thanks ...Swapna

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    1. Thanks Swapna, glad that you liked
      Please do share your experiences with me :)

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  4. Can you post the recipe for making the lasanga sheets at home and how to store the same.. Looking forward..

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  5. very nice !! love your blog
    greetings fatma

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  6. Hi Priyanka,

    I tried the Lasgna and it came out perfect. Thanks for this nice recipe.
    P.S. I loved ur recipe video. It was very descriptive.

    Ambika

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  7. Such a wonderful dish priyanka Just loved it. Its a mouth watery one. I have jotted down the recipe and will surely prepare it. I will share the feedback with u as well. Thank u once again. Keep posting with lots more....

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    1. Thanks Shreya, please do share your experiences with me

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  8. Delicious! Good work Priyanka

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  9. Hi priyanka,
    Tried it ...it was yummmm..
    Just loved it...

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  10. Hi..i tried this in microwave n turned so nice..its heaven,my family loves it..thanku!

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  11. trying today. Hope it tastes great! Thanks for sharing recipe

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  12. Hi,,I made lasagna with ur recipe and it came out so delicious ...Thank u for sharing..pls keep posting

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  13. Hi Priyanka.. lovely dish
    can we do the preparation a day before, store in refrigerator and bake it next day

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  14. This was the best Vegetable Lasagna recipe I've tried. Tweaked it a little to suit my needs, and loved it! :) Great recipe!

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  15. Hi Priyanka....just tried your recipe and it was the best Veg Lasagna recipe I've ever made! Thanks a lot!

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  16. amongst all the lasanga recipes . urs was the best to understand n do. keep doing more videos

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  17. Tried it and came out very well.

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  18. Tried it and came out very well.

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  19. Made this today, and came out really well...

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  20. Nice post, things explained in details. Thank You.

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