Cottage Cheese & Veggies Borek#BakingBloggers

Cottage Cheese & Veggies Borek is simple and flaky.  Can assemble this dish in advance and bake it two to three hours before your guest arrive.  
Serve it as an appetizer or even as a side dish on a party table.

250 Grams Cottage Cheese - Homemade 
5 Small Cauliflower Florets 
1 Big Carrot
1 Big Potato
½ Cup Coriander Leaves
¼ Teaspoon Garam Masala powder
1 Teaspoon Sugar
1 Teaspoon Paprika powder
2 Medium Onions - finely chopped
Salt to taste
1 Tablespoon Oil
1 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste
Phyllo Pastry Sheets - Homemade - as required
In a pan heat oil, saute the onions , till translucent, add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute or two then add all the veggies, saute for a minute, add all the spices and salt to taste, saute and cover till veggies are done yet firm. Add the cottage cheese and coriander leaves mix well, Switch off the flame. Take it out into a bowl and let it cool completely.

To Assemble the Borek
In a well buttered Pyrex dish, layer a sheet of Phyllo pastry, brush it lavishly with melted butter, I layered 6 sheets and brushed each with melted butter. After the 6th sheet , spread the  filling evenly and press it lightly. 
Now add the remaining phyllo pastry 6 sheets, brushing each sheet with melted butter and then keep the next sheet.
 See the layers
After all the sheets are placed, brush the top lavishly with butter. 
Give cuts with knife , as per your desired size pieces right till the bottom taking care not the separate the sheets.  Now brush it with egg or milk wash.
Bake it in a preheated oven at 170 C, for 35 to 40 minutes or until it gets a nicely golden. 
Cottage Cheese & Veggies Borek  is ready to serve. These are flaky and scrumptious. A perfect party treat.
My Notes
While layering the sheets tend to tear or break, but do not worry since they will be covered with other sheets. You can use even the cut sheet or torn sheets for layering.
Labels : 
Cottage Cheese, Borek, Middle Eastern, Baking Bloggers, Phyllo Pastry, Homemade, Baked, Turkey
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  1. I could make a whole Meatless Monday meal from this. I know I wouldn't stop at one piece as an appetizer.

  2. That sounds wonderful! I always have so much trouble with phyllo dough. It looks like you mastered it!