Quiche Lorraine

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Preparation Time : 45 minutes

Cooking Time : 40 minutes

Serving : 8 members


One fabulous dish which I learnt from Pallavi . ( a friend of mine from Kollam ) the minute I heard the recipe I wanted to prepare and eat it . This is a French dish . We can have it once in 3 months as the calorie count is terrible . I have made some changes in the recipe to our Indian taste buds. Pallavi just gave me approximate measurements . Gave it a try and it was pitch perfect .

Ingredients for Pastry

maida250 gm
butter 100 gm
saltto taste . ( if using salted butter avoid using salt . )

Method for pastry
  1. Mix maida and salt to taste .
  2. Rub the butter into the maida mix to get a bread crumb consistency .
  3. Then sprinkle cold water little by little and bring together to get a dough .
  4. Do not knead to much . Cover with cling film and keep in the refrigaratore for half an hour .
  5. Roll the pastry dough to an 1/2 inch thick equal circle . Place it over a greased pie tin .
  6. Press the pastry dough on to the pie dish gently so the impression on the pie dish gets to the dough .
  7. Prick all around with a fork and blind bake in a pre heated oven at 200 degree Celsius for 10 minutes till the pastry base is half cooked .
  8. Take out cool and keep aside .

Ingredients for Filling

oil1 tea spoon
onion 1 bigchopped
capsicum1 chopped
mushroom 1/2 cup chopped
bone less chicken200 gm ( boiled with salt to taste , 1/4 teaspoon each of ginger and garlic paste , reduce to dry consistency , cool and shred )
chilli flakes1 tea spoon
salt + pepper to taste

Method for Filling

  1. Heat oil , add onions , capsicum , mushrooms , salt , pepper to taste and sauté till vegetables are half cooked .
  2. Then top with chicken and chilli flakes . Toss well taste and adjust . Cool and keep aside .

Ingredients for Sauce

milk1 cup
cream100 gm
salt + pepper to taste
cheese3 cubes grated

Method for Sauce

  1. Mix eggs , milk , cream , salt and pepper to taste ( add less salt as cheese will add a salty taste to the quiche Lorraine ) cheese – 1 cube , cooled filling mixture together .
  2. Pour the sauce filling mixture into the pastry base and bake in a pre heated oven at 240 degree Celsius for half an hour or until cooked through .
  3. Then spread cheese over the quiche Lorraine and bake again till cheese melts .
  4. Serve hot with tomato sauce .