Spinach and Paneer Open Toast


Spinach and Paneer Open Toast

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A sumptuous and colourful spread of vibrant spinach and crumbled paneer, which looks like snowflakes just fallen on a green field, adorns crisped bread slices, ready to energize you with its great taste, brilliant texture and bagful of nutrients!

Indeed, the spinach and paneer toast is a wonderful after-school snack for kids, an apt starter at a party, or an anytime snack for the food-lover!

Spinach and Paneer Open Toast recipe - How to make Spinach and Paneer Open Toast

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  15 to 19 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)   Total Time:     Makes 12 open toasts
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Ingredients


For The Bread Toast
6 bread slices
melted butter for brushing

For The Spinach and Paneer Spread
3 cups chopped spinach (palak)
1/4 cup crumbled paneer (cottage cheese)
1 tbsp butter
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
a pinch of baking soda
salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste

Other Ingredients
6 tsp grated processed cheese

Method
For the bread toast

    For the bread toast
  1. Cut each bread slice into 2 equal halves. You will get 12 bread halves in all.
  2. Apply a little melted butter on all the bread halves and bake them in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 5 to 7 minutes or till they turn crisp. Keep aside.

For the spinach and paneer spread

    For the spinach and paneer spread
  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the green chillies and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the spinach, baking soda, salt and black pepper powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the paneer and mix well.
  4. Divide the spread into 6 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Place all the bread toasts on a clean, dry surface, apply a portion of the spinach and paneer spread and sprinkle 1 tsp of cheese on each toasted bread slice.
  2. Place them on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 5 to 7 minutes or till the cheese melts.
  3. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per open toast
Energy59 cal
Protein2 g
Carbohydrates6.6 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat2.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A1020.3 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.1 mg
Vitamin C5.5 mg
Folic Acid21.2 mcg
Calcium43.1 mg
Iron0.4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium24.7 mg
Potassium42.5 mg
Zinc0.1 mg

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