Noodle and Spinach Bake

Noodle and Spinach Bake

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A lusciously creamy sauce of paneer and milk flavoured with nutmeg and pepper plays host to boiled noodles, which is then topped with spinach and grated cheese. What makes this Noodle and Spinach Bake convenient to prepare is that it is microwaved for two minutes to fuse the cheese with the other ingredients, rather than baking the setup for a longer time. While this is a quick alternative, it is equally important that it is served immediately to enjoy the best texture and flavour.

Noodle and Spinach Bake recipe - How to make Noodle and Spinach Bake

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


To Be Blended Into A Smooth Paneer Sauce (makes 1 Cup)
1 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp ground nutmeg (jaiphal) powder
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch)
salt to taste

For The Spinach Mixture
1 1/2 cups chopped and blanched spinach (palak) , refer handy tip
1 tbsp oil
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
salt and to taste

Other Ingredients
2 cups boiled noodles
1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Method
For the spinach mixture

    For the spinach mixture
  1. Put the oil in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the onions and garlic, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  3. Add the spinach, salt and pepper, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring once after 1 minute. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Combine ½ cup of the paneer sauce and noodles in a deep bowl and toss well.
  2. Put the above mixture in a baking dish, put the spinach mixture evenly over it.
  3. Pour the remaining ½ cup of paneer sauce evenly over it.
  4. Finally sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over it and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. 5 cups of finely chopped spinach will yield approx. 1½ cups of blanched and chopped spinach.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy428 cal
Protein16.5 g
Carbohydrates48.1 g
Fiber3.2 g
Fat18.2 g
Cholesterol2.9 mg
Vitamin A7342.3 mcg
Vitamin B1-0.3 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.3 mg
Vitamin C38 mg
Folic Acid158.7 mcg
Calcium362.6 mg
Iron1.6 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium400.4 mg
Potassium295.6 mg
Zinc0.4 mg

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Noodle and Spinach Bake
 on 22 Apr 16 05:14 PM
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