Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce ( Diabetic Recipe )


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Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce ( Diabetic Recipe )

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A delicious way to imbibe the goodness of spinach into your meal! A variety of veggies immersed in spinach sauce and topped with cheese, yet as healthy as can be. Healthy and yummy guide to provide the adequate nutrients for you especially for those suffering from diabetes.


It is a complete one-dish meal that is sure to satiate your hunger and your body's quest for nutrients. Spinach is undoubtedly very good for health, being rich in vitamin A, zinc and iron. What an innovative way to to have leafy and other veggies together, while also utilising leftover chapattis! You can try it with tomato sauce/ puree in place of spinach puree, for a change.

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Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce ( Diabetic Recipe ) recipe - How to make Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce ( Diabetic Recipe )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  20 to 25 minutes   Baking Temperature:  230ºC (460ºF)   Total Time:     Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

For The Sautéed Mixed Vegetables
1 tsp low fat butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
2 cups boiled mixed vegetables (french beans , I253 , I174 , etc.)
salt and to taste

To Be Mixed Together Into A Spinach Sauce
1/2 cup spinach (palak) puree
1 cup low calorie white sauce
salt and to taste

Other Ingredients
8 leftover chapatis , approximately 125 mm (5”.) in diameter
3 tbsp grated mozzarella cheese
Method
For the sautéed mixed vegetables

    For the sautéed mixed vegetables
  1. Heat the butter in a non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté for a minute.
  2. Add the vegetables, salt and pepper, mix well and cook for another minute.
  3. Divide the sautéed vegetables into 2 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Divide the spinach sauce into 2 equal portions and keep aside.
  2. In a greased baking dish, spread 1 portion of the sautéed vegetables at the bottom evenly to make a layer.
  3. Pour 1 portion of the spinach sauce over the vegetables and spread it evenly to make a layer.
  4. Arrange 4 chapatis over the vegetables to cover it evenly.
  5. Repeat the steps 2, 3 and 4 to make another layer with the remaining ingredients.
  6. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over it and bake in a pre-heated oven at 230ºc (460ºf) for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Serve hot.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:

To make ½ cup spinach purée

    To make ½ cup spinach purée
  1. Boil a vesselful of water, when it starts boiling, add 2¼ cups of roughly chopped spinach (palak) and cook for 1 minute. Remove, drain and add it immediately into a vesselful of ice-cold water. Keep aside for 5 to 7 minutes, drain and discard the excess water and blend in a mixer till smooth.

Disclaimer:

    Disclaimer:
  1. It is highly recommended that this recipe be relished by diabetics only occasionally and in small quantities. This is just a mere ‘treat’ and does not qualify for a regular diabetic menu.
Accompaniments

Broccoli Broth ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) 
Pumpkin Soup ( Diabetic Recipe ) 

Nutrient values 
Energy 173 calories
Protein 8.5 gm
Carbohydrates 29.0 gm
Fat 2.5 gm
Vitamin A 2499.8 mcg
Iron 2.8 mg
Zinc 1.0 mg
Fibre 2.2 gm

RECIPE SOURCE : Exotic Diabetic CookingBuy this cookbook

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Baked Vegetables In Spinach Sauce ( Diabetic Recipe )
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 on 17 Jan 14 02:59 PM


Lovely recipe! makes for a grand one dish meal as well! really smart way of getting spinach haters to eat spinach! thanks for this recipe!