Spinach Malfatti


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Baking time : 15 mins.
baking temperature : 200°c (400°f).
per serving
amt :174 gm calcium :294.0 mg cho :13.2 gm energy :278 kcal f.acid :74.2 mcg fat :20.8 gm fibre :0.7 gm iron :1.1 mg protein :8.3 gm vit a :3219.7 mcg vit c :25.8 mg

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Spinach Malfatti recipe - How to make Spinach Malfatti


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For the spinach dumplings
3 cups finely chopped spinach (palak)
3/4 cup crumbled paneer (cottage cheese)
2 pinches nutmeg (jaiphal) powder
1/2 tsp chopped green chillies
2 tbsp plain flour (maida)
2 pinches baking powder
salt to taste

For the tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups tomato pulp
1 tbsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 spring onions, chopped
1 tbsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp tomato puree
4 tbsp milk
2 tbsp olive oil or oil
salt to taste

For the topping
1/4 cup grated processed cheese or paneer (cottage cheese)

For the spinach dumplings

    For the spinach dumplings
  1. Steam the spinach leaves for 5 minutes and squeeze out the water. keep it aisde for use in the tomato sauce.
  2. Mix all the ingredients and shape into small balls.
  3. Steam for 5 minutes. keep aside.

For the tomato sauce

    For the tomato sauce
  1. Heat the olive oil, add the garlic and spring onions and sauté for 1 minute.
  2. Add the tomato pulp and cook till the sauce thickens.
  3. Add the chilli flakes, chilli powder, tomato purée, salt and ½ cup of water and bring to a boil (use the drained spinach liquid instead of water).
  4. Add the cream. mix well and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Place the dumplings in a baking dish.
  2. Pour the tomato sauce on top and sprinkle the grated cheese on top.
  3. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200º c (400º f) for 15 minutes.
  4. Serve hot.

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This recipe was contributed by Foodie #48100 on 01 Feb 2002

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