Vegetable Florentine ( Microwave Recipe )

Vegetable Florentine ( Microwave Recipe )

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The dish looks as dainty as its name sounds! an assortment of vegetables in white sauce is spread on a layer of spinach, and finally topped with cheese. The vibrant colours of the vegetables contrast well with the light shades of the sauce and cheese, not to forget the splashes of green contributed by the spinach. Microwave cooking retains the colours, and locks in the flavours of the ingredients, making this dish an epitome of perfection. Ensure that you blend the spinach well to a smooth purée and that your vegetables are chopped well. This baked dish is truly party fare!

Vegetable Florentine ( Microwave Recipe ) recipe - How to make Vegetable Florentine ( Microwave Recipe )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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For The Spinach Layer
3 cups chopped spinach (palak)
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 tsp plain flour (maida) , optional
2 tbsp finely chopped green chillies
2 tbsp fresh cream
salt and freshly ground black pepper powder to taste

For The Vegetable Layer
2 cups chopped mixed vegetables (french beans , carrots and
cup green peas)
1 1/2 cups white sauce

For The Topping
1 tbsp mozzarella cheese , grated
1 tbsp processed cheese , grated
salt and pepper to taste

For the spinach layer

    For the spinach layer
  1. Place the spinach in a microwave safe plate and microwave on high for 1 minute. Cool slightly.
  2. Blend the spinach in a blender to a smooth purée and keep aside.
  3. Put the butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 40 seconds. Add the onions, flour and green chillies, mix well and microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring once in between after 1½ minutes.
  4. Add the spinach, cream, salt and pepper, mix well and microwave on high for 4 minutes, stirring once in between after 2 minutes. Keep aside.

For the vegetable layer

    For the vegetable layer
  1. Combine the mixed vegetables with ½ cup of water in a microwave safe shallow dish and microwave on high for 15 minutes, stirring twice after every 5 minutes.
  2. Add the white sauce and mix well. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Spread the prepared spinach layer in a shallow microwave safe dish, top with the prepared vegetable layer and cheese and microwave on high for 4 minutes.
  2. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy123 cal
Protein4.7 g
Carbohydrates11.1 g
Fiber4.3 g
Fat6.6 g
Cholesterol0.7 mg
Vitamin A3330.4 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20.2 mg
Vitamin B30.7 mg
Vitamin C29.6 mg
Folic Acid73.7 mcg
Calcium111 mg
Iron1.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium95.9 mg
Potassium206.5 mg
Zinc0.4 mg