Baked vegetables in spinach sauce

A baked dish of vegetables that was modified a bit to make a one dish meal.

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Ingredients:

  • 3C diced mixed vegetables(French beans, carrot ,peas, potatoes, cauliflower)
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder

White sauce

  • 2 tbsp maida
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 C milk
  • 1 ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

Other ingredients

  • 2C chopped spinach
  • 1C cream
  • 6 tbsp grated cheese

Method:

  • Parboil or microwave vegetables. Strain and keep aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp butter, sauté the chopped onion.  Add the mixed vegetables and sauté foe 2 mins. Add chilli powder and salt. Keep aside.
  • For the white sauce, heat 2 tbsp butter, add the maida and still for a minute. Add milk salt and pepper. Cool till it thickens a bit.
  • Cook the spinach separately till dry. Cool and blenderize to a puree.  Beat the cream lightly, add the spinach and white sauce to it.
  • Mix the vegetables to this sauce. Mix 3 tbsp grated cheese.
  • Pour in a dish, cover with the remaining cheese and bake at 200 deg.C for 20 mins.

Source: Nita Mehta’s Bakes and Cakes.

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Mandira’s notes: I did two things to the original recipe- i got rid of the cream that was added to the spinach and I added macarone along with the vegetables to get a one dish meal. I think the cream was totally superfulous- may be it made it creamier and richer but it wasnt an essential part of the recipe and thats exactly why it was avoided.  The macarone added volume ( and carbs)to the dish and made it a full meal by itself.

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7 thoughts on “Baked vegetables in spinach sauce

  1. i read spinach sauce n didn’t want to make it…of course that was before the picture loaded!!! 😛

    me loves the look..plus it sounds healthy (ignore the addition of cheese, shall we?)

    must to try!

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