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Lasagne With Paneer

Indian Cooking Recipe : Lasagne With Paneer

Ingredients :

For the dough :
2 teacups maida
2 tbsp butter
¾ tsp salt

For the stuffing :

2 teacups mixed boiled vegetables (French beans, carrots, green peas)
1 teacup paneer (cut into small pieces)
1 tsp chilli powder
1 onion, chopped
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

For the sauce :
900 gms tomatoes
3 tsp sugar
½ tsp chilli powder
¼ tsp oregano (optional)
3 tbsp fresh cream
salt to taste

For the white sauce :
1½ tbsp butter
1½ tbsp plain flour
1½ teacups milk
salt and pepper to taste

For the topping :
3 tbsp fresh cream
6 tbsp grated cooking cheese
salt and pepper to taste

For the dough :
Combine the maida, butter, salt and enough water and make a soft dough. Knead well and keep for 1 hour.

For the stuffing :
Heat the oil and sauté the onion for 1 minute.
Put the vegetables, chilli powder and salt and cook for a few minutes.
Remove the vessel from the fire and put the paneer pieces.

For the sauce :
Slice the tomatoes into big pieces and cool without adding any water.
When cooked, take out a thick soup by passing through a sieve.
Put the sugar, chilli powder, oregano and salt and simmer for at least 15 minutes. Put the cream.

For white sauce :
Melt the butter, put the flour and cook for 2 minutes without browning and keep on stirring throughout.
Take out from the heat and gradually add the milk.
Combine until well blended.
Return to heat and cook slowly, stirring throughout until the sauce thickens.
Put salt and pepper and mix properly.

How to proceed
Roll out the dough into big thin chapattis with the help of a little flour.
Cut into broad strips. Boil plenty of water in a big vessel.
Put 1 tbsp of oil to the boiling water. Cook a few strips at a time in the boiling water and remove after ½ minute.
In a greased baking dish, pour a little of the prepared sauce.
Place some of the strips over the sauce. Sprinkle half of the stuffing over the strips.
Pour a little sauce again. Again place some strips over the strips.
Place the remaining strips on top. Put the cream, salt and pepper to the white sauce and spread over the strips.
Sprinkle the cheese over the sauce and dot with butter. Bake in a hot oven at 450ºF for 20 to 25 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
Ready to serve hot.