Sunday, November 12, 2006

Onion and Goat Cheese Tartlets

From Panic To Party ran the headline on the Sunday Source of the Washington Post and sounded pretty irresistible. Irresistible it was not to cook when I read few of the recipes. Onion and Goat Cheese Tartlets particulary interested me because I could easily play with the ingredients to make it spicy. The recipe there was adapted from the way we Cook by Sheryl Julian & Julie Riven. This is also a dish for kids to help out and then eat it all up without any fuss.


1. 1 Puff Pastry Sheet thawed
2. 2 Onion sliced thin
3. 1 tomato deseeded and cut into strips
4. 1 cup crumbled goat cheese (I used combination of goat and Pepper Jack cheese)
5. 3 pickled Peppers deseeded and cut into strips (red for color)
6. 2 tbsp corriander leaves chopped
7. 2 tsp chilly powder or sambhar powder
8. salt
9. 2 tsp (oil + ghee)


1. In a pan heat the oil and saute the onions till brown. Add the tomatoes,salt and chilly powder and cook till tomatoes are soft. Keep aside.
2. Cut the pastry sheet to 9 pieces, tear along the folds and cut into 3 pieces each.
3. Place a spoon full of onion mixture. Leave the margins free.
4. Sprinkle cheese to cover the onions.
5. Top with the cilantro and the peppers.
6. Preheat oven to 400F, place the tartlets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20-25 minutes till the edges are browned.

Serve hot.

Sandeepa asked why don't I post this for the WBB #7, I checked the event and the dish was apt one. So here goes,

This will be my submission to Saffron Trail Nandita's WBB #7 Baking for Breakfast.


  1. Great recipe, why don't you post it as an entry for WBB at Nandita's Saffron Trail. This is avery nice baked recipe and is just right for brunch

  2. Thanks Sandeepa, I will modify the post and submit it to WBB

  3. Looks delicious! And seems easy to make. I'm bookmarking this one! :)

  4. I love goat cheese, will surely try this recipe. looks awesome.

  5. Hi,
    Perfect entry for WBB.I never tried goat cheese. Thanks for sharing

  6. Just left a comment,didn't go to you. I love savoury snack, with all that gooey cheese.Great entry for WBB#7 too.Oh so yummy!! Mmm...

  7. Hey those look great. And very easy to put together...I will keep this in mind for brunch.

  8. I have puff pastry sheets at home, will try this for sure.

  9. Lakshmiammal11/14/06, 11:27 AM

    Hey ,Thats a great idea to do with puff pastry sheets!

  10. Very nice recipe. Thanks for sharing

  11. Oh, I love Goat's cheese, Indo. Here in India, I'll have to make do with processed cheese, I guess. I am sure, the tartlets will taste great with that too. Thanks for an exciting recipe.

  12. Wonderful entry.and looks so yum with al the goat cheese. BTW, i amde ur kollu rasam a couple of days back and we all loved it. My hub consumed a whole lot with just plain rice.thansk a lot!

  13. Vani Kalyn,Mythreyee,MT give it a shot it truly is a fantastic brunch dish, we had it for lunch!

    Asha wonder who captured the comment hmmm, just kidding you,
    your kids will love it for sure.

    Aswini, Shankari, Lakshmiammal, give it a shot does not take a lot of time. The Onion and tomato can also be used as a side for chappathis just by itself.

    Krithika, Pushpa thanks

    Vaishali, I know, I never liked the taste of cheese when I tasted them in India, it took me a lot of years to get used to them even here. But Goat cheese is milder and lighter than the Cow Cheese.

    Shaheen, I am glad you and Mr Shaheen enjoyed the Kollu Rasam, it is wonderful especially on a cold windy day.

  14. This is something which u can give a try...

  15. Another yummy dish, Really like something with lots of cheese in it.
    I am here for the first time and will keep visiting. You have a nice blog.

    Happy Holidays...Cheers, Nidhi.


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