Friday, November 16, 2012

Spinach Macaroni with Cheese

Spinach Macaroni with cheese is a good accompaniment with breads..

Ingredients
For Spinach Layer
1 bunch spinach blanched and chopped
2 onions chopped
100 grams grated paneer
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt
crushed black pepper

For Mushroom Layer
250 grams mushroom
2 tsp oil
1 tsp salt
crushed black pepper


For Macaroni Layer
4 tomatoes blanched and puree
1 1/2 cup boiled macaroni
10 cloves garlic
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt
crushed black pepper
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Method
For Spinach Layer
1. Heat oil in a wok and add chopped onions.
2. Once the onions are translucent add blanched and chopped spinach.
3. Once the spinach is dry add grated paneer.
4. Add salt and crushed black pepper.

For Mushroom Layer
1. Wash and slice the mushrooms.
2. Add oil in the wok and add sliced mushrooms.
3. Once the water dries in the mushroom add salt and crushed black pepper.

For Macaroni Layer
1. Puree the blanch tomatoes.
2. Heat oil in a wok and add chopped garlic.
3. Once the garlic is little brown add the tomato puree.
4. Add the boiled macaroni when the tomato puree is little thick.

Arrange the layers in oven proof dish
1. First add the spinach layer, then mushroom layer and then macaroni layer.
2. Now add grated mozzarella cheese or cheese slices.
3. Bake in the oven at 180 degree Celsius until cheese melts.
4. Dig in to the Spinach Macaroni with cheese.

Spinach cooked with onion

Final spinach layer

Diced mushrooms

Sauteed mushroom

Mushroom layer on top of spinach layer

Garlic in wok

Blanched tomatoes
Tomato puree thick enough to add macaroni


Boiled Macaroni


Top layer of macaroni

You may also check
http://southernfood.about.com/od/macaroniandcheeserecipes/r/r70322c.htm