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Jun 4, 2012

Onion Tart With Mustard N Fennel

We are entering in to the Fifth edition of The Gourmet Seven, and for this month we decided to bake some Pies/Tarts/Galattes/Quiches from Smitten Kitten. I have chosen a very flavorful n yummy Onion Tart With Mustard and Fennel two main reason to pick this recipe, one fennel is my fav spice n i love adding it in all my cooking and the other one i don't have tart pan! wanna buy one soon :) I rarely eat pies/tarts at restaurants and never thought to make one at home that too from the scratch. For this i would like to thank the members of The Gourmet Seven. Yes, without this group n their unique themes i would have not tried such recipes from the scratch. Thanks to those creative brains and i am so proud to be a part of this group!!
This was my first experiment with tarts, and this base/pastry was new to me...with yeast-egg combo. Honestly, i didn't like the smell of the dough with yeast n egg. I thought that my choice of recipe wasn't good this time:( But i didn't drop my work n proceeded  with some hope and instead of cheese I sprinkle Tandoori masala powder on top. To my surprise the final product was too good n it doesn't  have any yeast/egg smell. It tasted bit spicy and yummy like savory bread/pizza. My H and the elder one loved it. My kid asked me Y u made pizza spicy didn't add cheese?! My choice of recipe was successful and liked by my Family. The memories behind this creation will be in my mind forever :)
You could also add some veggies like mushroom,cabbage,carrots,spinach along with onions and make it a wholesome n yummy flavorful Tart. Now to the recipe....

Recipe Source:Smitten Kitchen
  1. All purpose Flour  1 and 1/2 cup + as needed to knead dough
  2. Instant Yeast    2 tsp
  3. Warm Water    1/2 cup
  4. Large Egg   1 no.
  5. Olive Oil   1 tbsp
  6. Salt     2 tsp
  7. Yellow Onion    4large (sliced)
  8. Extra virgin Olive oil    3 tbsp
  9. Fennel seeds    2 tsp
  10. Green chilli    2 no.s(finely chopped) 
  11. or
  12. Pepper Powder    to taste
  13. Parmigiano-Reggiano     1/2 cup grated 
  14. Dijon Mustard 1 tbsp
  • In a small mixing bowl, add egg,water n olive oil..mix with fork n keep aside.
  • Now take a large bowl, add flour,salt n instant yeast and combine well and make a dent in the center and pour the egg mixture and mix well.
  • Transfer the dough onto a well floured surface and knead it well for 5 minutes, to a smooth n pliable/elastic dough.
  • After that, grease the bowl with a tsp of oil and keep the dough and cover with a cling wrap and keep it in a warm place for 1and1/2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, slice the onion and get ready ready with the onion fennel stuffing...
  • Heat oil in a large skillet, add fennel seeds wait till it pop up and then add chilies n onion and saute for a minute.
  • Then turn the heat to medium and leave it till the onion gets caramelized.
  • Once it done, allow it cool completely.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit.
  • After one n half an hour, the dough must have double in its take the dough on to a floured surface and knead for a minute or two to deflate. 
  • Then pat the dough either on a 9" tart pan or a large heavy baking sheet into a 15 by 12 inch dough.Prick the dough with fork.
  • And Spread the dough with Dijon mustard and add caramelized onions, sprinkle cheese or spices(of your choice).
  • Then Bake it for 30-35 minutes(mine done in 27minutes) or until crust turns light golden brown.

Instead of preparing the dough from scratch you can also use puff pastry sheet for base and proceed with onion fennel filling.

This is off to The Gourmet Seven and do drop by other Gourmets, Veena, Vardhini, Radhika, Kaveri, Anusha, Anamika to know what they Cooking for this month's Pies/Tarts/Galattes.


  1. Love the filling sangee. Superb job. wish I get so much success with mine. Let's see....

  2. delicious and lovely.tempting clicks

  3. very tempting.. i am drooling over here...

  4. Love that fennel touch here, fabulous looking tart Sangeetha..

  5. Tart looks fantastic n love the fennel flavoured filling!!

  6. very flavourful filling... bookmarking.. I would love to try this...

  7. Awesome looking tart Sangee...Fennel is my favorite spice too. Hope you are doing good now.

  8. Looks so yum and filling looks wonderful.

  9. Heard about Tart..Never tasted before!!Looks wonderful..One more addition to my list :)

  10. The onion filling looks very tempting, beautiful tarts..

  11. Looking lovely Sangee .. how are you doing.

  12. this onion tart looks so delicious. My mouth is watering now

  13. Looks awesome. Love the tart texture.

  14. A delicious and flavorful tart looks yummy...never tried a savory tart,will give it a try soon.

  15. looks so yummy. love all the flavors going in there.....

  16. I am a sucker for quiche and anything with loads of onion..great going! :)

  17. Hi Sangeetha,

    Absolutely mouth watering!!

    looks so yummy and love all the flavors going in there.....

  18. Lovely tart, surely will try this...

  19. Extremely that fennel touch in the recipe...

  20. Lovely tart.. bookmarked.. filling looks gr8..

  21. Hi Sangeetha,

    Thank you for your visit to my blog and

    thank you for your valuable comment on my post.

    I wish your regular support to me Sangeetha:)

    Keep on...

  22. A recipe to be bookmarked. Wonderful!

  23. The tart is looking amazing..loved your choice of filling, it must be a sure hit with your family.

  24. I too made an onion tart last week. My crust was a pie crust and I would love to try this crust as unlike a pie crust this has lesser calories and sounds yum

  25. I love onions a lotttt especially as toppings and fillings... That last picture is sooo tempting!

  26. wow....thats lovely tart....will try this soon....


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