Spinach Lasagna

Spinach Lasagna

Ingredients:

Lasagna sheets (You get them ready made) I made mine at home.

For the salsa/ tomato sauce

1)   4 large tomatoes blanched (I use country tomatoes,)

2)   2 large onions finely chopped

3)   7-8 flakes of garlic

4)   2-3 green chilies

5)   ½ packet of tomato puree

6)   2 carrots finely chopped (optional)

7)   Salt to taste

8)   1tbsp chili powder

9)   1/2tsp pepper powder

10) 1tsp oregano dry or fresh

11)  2tbsp or more oil (based on your cooking pan) if non stick you can use less oil.

For the white spinach  sauce

1)   1 bunch spinach finely chopped

2)   1 tbsp butter

3)   2-3tbsp Maida

4)   2 cups milk

5)   Salt to taste

6)   1tsp oregano or mixed herb

To garnish

1)   Processed cheese

2)   Olive oil

3)   Fresh Basil leaves (Optional)

Method

Cook the Lasagna sheets in boiling water, just as you cook your pasta. Cool and grease them with oil and leave them aside.

For the Salsa/ tomato sauce:

Take oil in a pan, when the oil is hot add the onions, green chilies, garlic and cook till the raw smell has gone. Add the carrots (optional) and keep cooking. Puree the blanched  tomatoes and add to the onions, cook for a while add ½ packet of tomato puree, chili powder, pepper powder, oregano and salt and cook till the sauce is ready.  It should be a thick gravy consistency. Keep this aside.

For the white spinach sauce

Take butter in a pan, add  the spinach and sauté for some time, add the maida to the spinach and sauté for some more time. Add milk and cook the sauce for a while, add salt and oregano. If you feel the consistency is too watery add some cornflour mixed in water to thicken it.

To assemble :

Take a baking tray and spray some oil in the bottom of the tray, spread some tomato sauce/salsa at the bottom of the tray, layer with one lasagna sheet, on the sheet one layer of tomato sauce and next layer of white spinach sauce, than the sheet and follow this layering till the sauce and sheets are over. Top/ final layer would be tomato sauce, white sauce and finally the shredded cheese or slice. Fresh basil to garnish (optional).  Drizzle some olive oil on top and bake in a hot preheated oven at 180 degrees for 20mins.Image

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