Cashew Vegetable Quiche

Quiche (pronounced as keesh) is typically part of French Cuisine. According Wiki, it is essentially a savory bake, with open faced pastry crust with a savory filling. This particular variation of Quiche is highly nutritious, egg free and kid friendly as well. This can easily be made vegan by substituting Tofu for Paneer.

This was my first attempt at baking a quiche/pie of any kind. I am yet to master the crust making and crimping process. But my family didn't care a whit about the appearance. Though the process sounds a little laborious, I didn't feel it was as daunting as it sounds. And trust me the end product is worth whatever effort/time it takes!! 

So it is C for Cashew Vegetable Quiche under 'Baked Dishes' for BM#32.

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 
For Crust -
Whole wheat flour 2 cups
Baking powder 1/2 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Olive oil 3-4 Tbsp
Water, cold 1/2 cup
Lemon juice 1 tbsp
I used Italian Seasoning 1 tsp (optional)

For Stuffing -

Mixed Vegetables (I used a mix of onions, carrots, green beans, peas and corn) 1 1/2 cups
Olive oil 1 tbsp
Tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup
Garlic, minced 1 tsp
Green chilli, chopped as needed
Red chilli flakes as needed (I didn't add)
Salt to taste

For Topping -

Cashew 1/2 cup soak for 4 hrs and drain water
Paneer approximately 3/4 cup
Corn flour 2 tsp
Lime zest 1 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp

For Garnish - Sliced Tomato and Colored Capsicum

Cashew Vegetable Quiche

Method Of Preparation -
To Prepare the Crust - 
In a mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt, oil, Italian seasoning. Gradually add cold water and mix well to form a stiff dough. Knead well, cover and set aside.

Prepare your pan by greasing it all over. Roll out the prepared dough according to the pie plate measurements. 

Lay the rolled out dough onto the prepared pie plate, remove any excess dough hanging over and crimp the edges if needed.

Prick with a fork all over the base of the quiche to ensure that the crust turns out crisp. Cover and refrigerate for a few minutes while the filling is ready.

To Prepare the Filling - 
In a heated pan, add oil, saute onions and garlic, then add the chopped vegetables and let them cook until just done. Add in the green chillies and salt. Remove from fire and set aside.

Assembling the Quiche - 
Preheat the oven to 375 °F.

Grind the cashews, paneer, corn flour, lime zest and salt adding as much water as needed to make a smooth paste.

Blind bake the quiche crust for about 10-12 minutes until it is crisp and set. Remove from the oven. 

Mix the cashew paste and the vegetable filling well. Evenly spread the filling in the quiche pan. Garnish with some tomato and colored capsicum slices. Sprinkle some red pepper flakes for some added color (I didn't add).

Bake it for 35-40 min until the edges are crisp and the filling is set. Let it cool for 10-15 min before slicing.

Logo courtesy : Preeti

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 32

Preparation Time 30 min + Baking Time 40 min 
Serves 4-5


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. Sounds very tempting...we all loved it when I have made it..very nice..yes the process does seem too tedious..but worth the results..

  3. Unknown Says:
  4. Wow is the word... so colorful, so picture perfect.. wish I could get a slice!!


  5. Using cashew paste instead of cream cheese is very clever. Looks very delicious.

  6. Unknown Says:
  7. thats super delicious quiche dear :) so colorful and yummy :)

  8. Love these savory bakes..I made one with cottage cheese. .they sure are a treat and this one looks colorful and inviting.

  9. what a unique topping - would never have thought of thaat one

  10. i love quiches and this one looks super tempting, loved the colors in your stuffing

  11. Delicious and yummy looking quiche. Excellent preparation.

  12. Janani Says:
  13. wow just wow never made quiche in my life but this looks so good got to bookmark it.

  14. Priya Suresh Says:
  15. Seriously ur topping is just mindblowing, never ever i would have thought to add cashews for the topping..brilliant.

  16. Unknown Says:
  17. Looks so delicious :)

  18. divya Says:
  19. looks droolworthy..i am loving it.

  20. veena Says:
  21. Love the savoury bakes and the topping is interesting!!!

  22. preeti garg Says:
  23. Its look so attractive and tempting. Sound interesting.

  24. Pavani Says:
  25. Quiche looks super tempting.. Loved the egg free recipe. yumm!!

  26. Looks absolutely delicious. The addition of cashews must have given the filling a rich taste...

  27. Padmajha Says:
  28. This being eggless is so great for me to try and using cashew paste is both innovative and a tasty idea...

  29. Unknown Says:
  30. One delicious dish.. Should try it soon..

  31. I have stayed away from quiche before of its high use of eggs. this one being eggless really interest me. So lovely and bright :)

  32. Suma Gandlur Says:
  33. Looks very good. I was looking for a good vegan version.

  34. Rajani S Says:
  35. I am yet to eat/bake a quiche. Another 'to do' for me :). Your quiche looks bright and wonderful. I feel it must have been tough to run the knife through it :))

  36. Loved the fact that you used wheat for the crust. I've not been so brave so far! The quiche looks really tempting

  37. Archana Says:
  38. Looks delicious. Love the use of whole wheat flour.

  39. Best recipe for Eggless quiche..Came out very well..

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