Layered Spinach Paneer Au Gratin, Paneer and Spinach Baked Dish

Layered Spinach Paneer Au Gratin, Paneer and Spinach Baked Dish

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Here is a lovely, double-layered Au Gratin that will bowl over all your guests! First comes a luscious paneer layer that features crumbled paneer held together with myriad ingredients like bread, potatoes and curds, flavoured with a dash of green chillies and coriander.


This is followed by a spinach layer, which is wisely perked up with fenugreek leaves for extra josh. And of course, no Au Gratin is complete without cheese, so a generous garnish of cheese, followed by the appropriate baking procedure completes the irresistible Layered Spinach Paneer Au Gratin. Enjoy it right off the oven!


Pair it with some Curried Beans Pasta for a hearty meal.

Layered Spinach Paneer Au Gratin, Paneer and Spinach Baked Dish recipe - How to make Layered Spinach Paneer Au Gratin, Paneer and Spinach Baked Dish

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking time:  20 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200ºC (400ºF   Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For The Spinach Layer
2 1/2 cups finely chopped spinach (palak)
2 tsp butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 cup finely chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
salt to taste
1 cup white sauce

For The Paneer Layer
1/2 cup crumbled paneer (cottage cheese)
2 bread slices , torn into pieces
3 tbsp curds (dahi)
1/2 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
1/4 cup grated processed cheese

Method
For the spinach layer

    For the spinach layer
  1. Heat the butter in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the spinach, fenugreek leaves and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Switch off the flame, add the white sauce, mix well and keep aside.

For the paneer layer

    For the paneer layer
  1. Combine the bread and curds, in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the potatoes, paneer, green chillies, coriander and salt and mix well and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Put the paneer mixture in a baking dish and spread it evenly with the help of a spoon.
  2. Pour the spinach mixture over it and spread it evenly over it.
  3. Sprinkle cheese evenly over it and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400° f) for 15 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy257 cal
Protein9.3 g
Carbohydrates17.9 g
Fiber2 g
Fat14.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A3009.6 mcg
Vitamin B1-0.1 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.5 mg
Vitamin C21.7 mg
Folic Acid58.5 mcg
Calcium340.5 mg
Iron1.2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium91.3 mg
Potassium198.4 mg
Zinc0.3 mg

Reviews

Layered Spinach Paneer Au Gratin, Paneer and Spinach Baked Dish
 on 04 Apr 20 05:06 PM
5

V simple, easy to follow instructions, perfect for Indian palette, turned out yumm
Layered Spinach Paneer Au Gratin, Paneer and Spinach Baked Dish
 on 19 Jul 16 12:31 PM
5

Layered spinach.. the combination of spinach and fenugreek is just amazing.. the paneer.. cheese and the mashed potatoes.. gives a nice creamy taste to the dish..