Canneloni - Neapolitan Style ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe)

Canneloni - Neapolitan Style ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe)

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Very often we impress our guests with this robust italian pasta dish baked in tomato sauce and cheese. You would be surprised to know that one serving of this dish provides 434 calories against its low fat version which adds upto only 190 calories per serving. To minimize your calorie intake, check out the low calorie version of cannelloni.

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Canneloni - Neapolitan Style ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe) recipe - How to make Canneloni - Neapolitan Style ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  15 mins.   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F).   Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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For The Pasta
3/4 cup plain flour (maida)
4 tsp oil
1/2 tsp salt

For The Stuffing
1 cup potatoes , boiled and mashed
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/2 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 cup chopped and boiled french beans
1/4 cup chopped and boiled carrots
1/2 cup boiled green peas
4 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste

For The Sauce
4 cups roughly chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped onions
5 garlic (lehsun) cloves , crushed
4 tbsp sugar (approx.)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 tsp dried oregano
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

For The Topping
3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese

For the pasta

    For the pasta
  1. Mix the flour, 1 tsp of oil and salt. Add water and knead into a semi-soft dough.
  2. Keep the dough for 1 hour covered with damp muslin cloth. Thereafter, divide the dough into 4 equal parts.
  3. Roll out each portion of the dough into small thin circles.
  4. Boil plenty of water in a vessel and add 3 tsp of oil to the boiling water.
  5. Drop one round at a time into the boiling water, cook for ½ minute and transfer into cold water. Repeat for all the remaining circles. Just before use, drain out and discard the water.

For the stuffing

    For the stuffing
  1. Heat the oil in a pan, add the onions and garlic and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the boiled vegetables, mashed potatoes, tomato ketchup, chilli powder and salt and cook for 2 minutes.

For the sauce

    For the sauce
  1. Add ½ cup of water to the tomatoes and simmer till they are soft. Cool and make a puree by passing through a strainer.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the onions and sauté for a few seconds in a pan. Add the crushed garlic and sauté for a few more seconds.
  3. Add the tomato puree, sugar, chilli powder and salt and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the cheese and dried oregano and mix well.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Fill each pasta circle with a tbsp of the prepared stuffing and roll up.
  2. Arrange all the filled pasta on a greased baking dish, pour the hot tomato sauce and sprinkle the cheese on top.
  3. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 10 minutes.
  4. Serve hot.

  1. You can also use ready made lasagne sheets. Cook them as per the instructions on the packet and fill with the stuffing mixture.

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