Baked spaghetti with cheese balls in spinach sauce

Posted on September 11, 2009. Filed under: pasta | Tags: , |

Spinach sauce and cheese balls add a new touch to the spaghetti dish.

Cooking Time : 40 minutes.
Preparation Time : 20 minutes.

Serves 6.

For the spaghetti
3 teacups boiled spaghetti
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped green chillies (optional)
1 tablespoon butter
salt to taste
For the cheese balls
200 grams paneer
2 slices bread
3 tablespoons fresh curds
1 tablespoon chopped coriander
3 green chillies, chopped
4 tablespoons plain flour (maida)
1/4 teaspoon soda bi-carb
salt to taste
ghee for deep frying
For the spinach sauce
2 teacups chopped spinach
100 grams fresh cream

3 teacups white sauce

salt and pepper to taste
For the baking
5 tablespoons grated cheese
For the spaghetti
1. Heat the butter.
2. Add the spaghetti, green chillies and salt and cook for 1/2 minute.
For the cheese balls
1. Soak the bread slices in the curds for 10 minutes.
2. Crumble the paneer and knead very well.
3. Add the soaked bread slices, coriander, green chillies, flour, soda bi-carb and salt.
4. Mix very well and shape into small balls.
5. Deep fry in ghee.
For the spinach sauce
1. Steam the spinach leaves. Squeeze out the water.
2. Mix the white sauce, cream and spinach leaves and blend in a blender.
3. Add salt and pepper.
How to proceed
1. Add the cooked spaghetti to the spinach sauce and mix.
2. Spread the mixture in a greased baking dish.
3. Arrange the cheese balls on top and sprinkle the grated cheese thereon.
4. Bake in a hot oven at 200 degree C (400 degree F) for 15 to 20 minutes.
5. Serve hot.

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