Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce


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Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce

Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce is a sumptuous preparation of assorted vegetables in a creamy sauce that is reinforced with spinach puree. The spinach adds a new dimension to the white sauce, making it more colourful and tastier too. Myriad veggies add flavour, crunch and a delightful splash of colours to this dish, which is a perfect accompaniment for garlic bread.

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Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce recipe - How to make Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking time:  15 to 20 minutes.   Baking temperature:  180 °C (360 °F)   Total Time:     3Makes 3 servings
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Ingredients

For The Spinach Sauce
1 cup chopped spinach (palak)
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp plain flour (maida)
2 cups milk
salt and to taste

Other Ingredients
2 cups mixed boiled vegetables
(french beans , carrot ,
green peas and cauliflower)
salt and to taste
1 tbsp fresh cream
1/4 cup grated processed cheese
Method

For the spinach sauce

    For the spinach sauce
  1. Pour ¼ cup of water in a kadhai, allow it to boil.
  2. Add the spinach and sauté on a high flame for 1½ minutes or till the spinach is soft.
  3. Remove from the flame, allow it to cool and blend in a mixer to a smooth purée. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the plain flour and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  6. Add the salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  7. Add the spinach purée, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  8. Switch off the flame, add the pepper powder and mix well.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Combine the prepared spinach sauce, boiled vegetables, salt, pepper and cream, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 t o2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Pour in a 175 mm. (7") baking dish and sprinkle the cheese all over and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 °c (360 °f) for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately.

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What is baked vegetables in spinach sauce made of?

  1. Baked vegetables in spinach sauce is made of 1 cup chopped spinach (palak), 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp plain flour (maida), 2 cups milksalt and to taste, 2 cups mixed boiled vegetables, (french beans , carrot , green peas and cauliflower), salt and to taste, 1 tbsp fresh cream and 1/4 cup grated processed cheese.

Tips for baked vegetables in spinach sauce

  1. The boiled mixed vegetables for this recipe should be well cooked, but not mushy. 
  2. Use the spinach puree immediately to get the perfect green colour of the spinach sauce. 
  3. While making spinach sauce, after adding the plain flour remember to sauté continuously to avoid lump formation. 

How to select spinach

  1. Choose spinach that has vibrant deep green leaves and stems with no signs of yellowing. 
  2. The leaves should look fresh and tender, and not be wilted or bruised. 
  3. Avoid those that have a slimy coating as this is an indication of decay.
  4. Also check for dirt especially in between the thick stems. 

How to make spinach puree

  1. To make spinach puree, pour ¼ cup of water in a kadhai and allow it to boil.
  2. Add 1 cup chopped spinach (palak).
  3. Sauté on a high flame for 1½ minutes or till the spinach is soft.
  4. Remove from the flame, allow it to cool.
  5. Blend in a mixer to a smooth purée. Keep aside.

How to make spinach sauce

  1. To make spinach sauce, heat 2 tbsp butter in a broad non-stick pan.
  2. Add 2 tbsp plain flour (maida).
  3. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add 2 cups milk.
  5. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  6. Add salt to taste.
  7. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  8. Add the prepared spinach purée.
  9. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  10. Switch off the flame, add the pepper powder to taste and mix well. Keep the spinach sauce aside.
     

For the mixed vegetables

  1. For the mixed vegetables, you can boil each vegetable separately or boil them together in one deep pan. We need 2 cups mixed boiled vegetables (french beans, carrotgreen peas and cauliflower) in all. First we need 1/2 cup diagonally cut and boiled French bean.
  2. Then we need 1/2 cup boiled green peas.
  3. We also need 1/2 cup boiled cauliflower florets. 
  4. We also need 1/2 cup diagonally cut and boiled carrots. 

For the mixed vegetables in spinach sauce

  1. To make baked vegetables in spinach sauce recipe | Indian style baked vegetables with spinach and cheese | easy vegetarian dinner, add the prepared spinach sauce in a broad non-stick pan.
  2. Add 2 cups mixed boiled vegetables (french beans, carrotgreen peas and cauliflower) to it. 
  3. Add salt to taste.
  4. Add pepper powder to tastel
  5. Add 1 tbsp fresh cream. This adds luscious texture to the baked vegetables. 
  6. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Pour in a 175 mm. (7") baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle 1/4 cup grated processed cheese all over it. 
  9. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C (360°F) for 10 to 15 minutes.
  10. Serve baked vegetables in spinach sauce recipe | Indian style baked vegetables with spinach and cheese | easy vegetarian dinner immediately.
Accompaniments

Garlic Bread, Baked Garlic Bread 
Herb Tortellini Soup 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy320 cal
Protein11.2 g
Carbohydrates19.7 g
Fiber4.5 g
Fat18.7 g
Cholesterol48 mg
Sodium210.3 mg

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Reviews

Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce
5
 on 05 Jul 21 09:13 PM


You could add your fav cheese blend and make Mac n cheese using this sauce. I usually make the sauce with cornstarch. For people who like gluten free. Thank you this one sounds and looks really good
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for the feedback. Keep sharing your reviews for the articles and recipes you like.
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06 Jul 21 11:01 PM
Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce
5
 on 27 Dec 18 03:23 PM


can we bake in microwave?
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Tarla Dalal    Yes, you can try doing that but it would not take so much time. Microwave on HIGH till the cheese melts.
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27 Dec 18 05:53 PM
Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce
5
 on 28 Aug 18 02:44 PM


I was surprised how ‘non’ Indian this dish was, incorporating a roux and cheese. So when I cooked the spinach for the purée, I added some garlic and ginger, red onion, coriander powder, a bit of cardamom, and Garam masala to give it a Vedic flair. In the oven now.
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your kind words. Let us know how it turns out. Happy Cooking!
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28 Aug 18 04:50 PM
Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce
5
 on 30 Jul 15 05:17 PM


baked vegetables in spinach sauce.. this recipe is so creamy and cheesy with loads of vegetables added.. the colour of the dish tempts to try atleast a spoonfull of this. it is perfectly baked.. served it best with garlicy bread.. with some more of extra cheese.
Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce
3
 on 14 Dec 14 10:12 PM


Tasty dish, but can do without baking. Just make the sauce a bit thick and pour it over the boiled veggies. CB
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for your suggestion.
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28 Aug 18 05:05 PM
Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce
3
 on 14 Dec 14 10:11 PM


Tasty dish, but I feel there is little need to bake it. Tastes just as good by pouring the sauce on boiled veggies.
Baked Vegetables In Spinach Sauce
5
 on 15 Mar 13 10:18 AM


This baked dish was so easy and tasty...I served it with garlic bread and it was outstanding...Worth a try !
Baked Vegetables In Spinach Sauce
5
 on 17 Jan 11 06:40 PM


Baked Vegetables In Spinach Sauce
3
 on 19 Nov 10 12:00 AM


Excellent recipe to help kids eat spinach without nagging! Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce is cheesy and succulent and makes for a great one-dish meal! Extremely nutritious and flavoursome. Thank you! :)