Baked Crêpes with Capsicum Sauce by Tarla Dalal
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Scrumptious crêpes prepared with a batter of flours and milk, are stuffed with a mixture of sautéed capsicum and paneer, and topped with a creamy capsicum sauce, all set to be baked with a sprinkling of grated cheese.
With its sumptuous filling and soothingly spicy topping, these Baked Crêpes with Capsicum Sauce make a perfect starter for any party.
Recipe Description for Baked Crêpes with Capsicum Sauce
- Combine all the ingredients and 3 tbsp of water in a deep bowl and mix well till the batter is smooth and no lumps remain.
- Heat a 125 mm. (5") diameter broad non-stick pan and grease it lightly using little melted butter.
- Remove the pan off the flame, pour 2 tbsp of the batter in it and tilt the pan clockwise immediately so that the batter coats the pan evenly.
- Put the pan back on the flame and cook it on a high flame, using a little butter, till it turns light brown in colour at the bottom.
- Repeat steps 2 to 4 to make about 3 more crêpes. Keep aside.
- Combine the blanched capsicum and milk and blend in a mixer till smooth. Keep aside.
- Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the plain flour and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add the capsicum-milk mixture, salt and pepper powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute or till the sauce thickens. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the red capsicum and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the paneer and salt, and mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Divide the stuffing into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
- Spread a little capsicum sauce evenly in a baking dish.
- Place a crêpe on a clean, dry surface, spread a portion of the stuffing in the center and roll it up tightly.
- Repeat step 2 to make 3 more stuffed crêpes.
- Place all the stuffed crêpes on the capsicum sauce in the baking dish and pour the remaining capsicum sauce evenly over it.
- Sprinkle the cheese, black olives and tabasco sauce evenly over it and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 10 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
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