Canneloni- Neapolitan Style


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Impress guests with this substantial Italian dish baked in tomato sauce and cheese.

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Serves 8
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Ingredients



For the pancakes
3/4 cup plain flour (maida)
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp salt

For the stuffing
2 potatoes
1 chopped onion
100 gms french beans
100 gms carrots
100 gms green peas
4 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste

For the sauce
1 kg tomatoes
5 cloves garlic (lehsun), crushed
4 tbsp sugar (approx.)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
4 tbsp tomato ketchup
50 gms grated cooking cheese
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

For the topping
50 gms grated cooking cheese

Method

    For the pancakes

    1. Mix the flour, oil and salt. Add water and prepare a soft dough.
    2. Keep the dough for 1 hour.

    For the stuffing

    1. Cut the french beans and carrots into small pieces. Boil them with the green peas.
    2. Mash the potatoes coarsely.
    3. Heat the oil thoroughly in a vessel, add the onions and fry for a little time.
    4. Add the boiled, vegetables, mashed potatoes, tomato ketchup, chilli powder and salt and cook for 2 minutes.

    For the sauce

    1. Cut the tomatoes into big pieces, add 1/2 teacup of water and cook. When cooked, take out a thick soup by putting through a sieve.
    2. Heat the oil throughly in a vessle, add the crushed garlic and fry until it turns brown.
    3. Add the tomato soup, sugar, chilli powder and salt and boil for 15 minutes. Add the tomato ketchup and grated cheese.

    How to proceed

    1. Roll out the dough into small thin rounds.
    2. Boil plenty of water in a vessel and add 1 tablespoon of oil to the boiling water.
    3. Drop one round at a time into the boling water, cook for 1/2 minute and remove. Repeat for all rounds.
    4. Fill each round with a tablespoon of the stuffing and roll up.
    5. Arrange on a greased baking dish, pour hot tomato sauce and sprimkle the cheese on top.
    6. Bake in a hot oven at 400°F for 10 minutes.
    7. Serve hot.
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