Lasagna with Paneer


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A delightful combination of the well-known italian pasta and indian paneer.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients


For The Dough
1 1/2 cups plain flour (maida)
2 tbsp butter
3/4 tsp salt

For The Stuffing
1 1/2 cups boiled mixed vegetables
3/4 cup paneer (cottage cheese) (cut into small pieces)
1 tsp chilli powder
1 chopped onion
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

For The Sauce
900 gms tomatoes
3 tsp sugar (approx.)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp dried oregano (optional)
3 tbsp fresh cream
salt to taste

For The Topping
1 1/4 cups white sauce (for baking)
3 tbsp fresh cream
6 tbsp grated mozzarella cheese
salt and to taste

Method
For the dough

  1. Mix the plain flour, butter, salt and enough water to make a soft dough.
  2. Knead well and leave for 1 hour.

For the stuffing

  1. Heat the oil and fry the onion for 1 minute.
  2. Add the vegetables, chilli powder and salt and cook for a few minutes.
  3. Take the vessel off the fire and add the paneer pieces.

For the sauce

  1. Cut the tomatoes into big pieces and cook without adding any water. When cooked, take out a thick soup by passing through a sieve.
  2. Add the sugar, chilli powder, oregano and salt and boil for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Add the cream.

How to proceed

  1. Roll out thedough into big thin chapatties with the help of a little flour. Cut into broad strips.
  2. Boil plenty of water in a big vessel. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the boiling water.
  3. Cook a few strips at a time in the boiling water and remove after 1/2 minute.
  4. In a greased baking dish, pour a little of the prepared sauce.
  5. Arrange some of the strips over the sauce.
  6. Sprinkle half of the stuffing over the strips.
  7. Pour a little sauce again.
  8. Again arrange some strips over the sauce.
  9. Sprinkle the balance stuffing over the strips.
  10. Arrange the remaining strips on top.
  11. Add the cream, salt and pepper to the white sauce and spread over the strips. Sprinkle the cheese over the sauce and dot with butter.
  12. Bake in a hot oven at 450°f for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Serve hot.

Tips
  1. Note : Instead of the above stuffing, you can also use a plain paneer stuffing made from 3 teacups of finely chopped paneer and salt.

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 on 16 Mar 13 10:14 PM


My all time favourite, I just love the overall combination of pasta sheets layered with vegetable-paneer stuffing and the sauces.Now I use the ready pasta sheets as they are esaily available.
 on 27 Nov 12 09:21 AM


Lasagna sheets layered in between with cottage cheese and vegetable and mixed with a tomato based sauce.