Stuffed canneloni with spinach and cottage cheese

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

This dish baked with white sauce and cheese will delight all lovers of spinach.

Cooking Time : 20 minutes.
Preparation Time : 15 minutes.

Serves 6.

For the canneloni
1 teacup plain flour (maida)
1 teaspoon oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
For the spinach stuffing
35 spinach leaves
100 grams crumbled paneer
1/2 teaspoon chopped green chillies
a pinch nutmeg powder

3 tablespoons white sauce

salt to taste
For the baking
2 tablespoons grated cheese

3 teacups white sauce

For the canneloni
1. Mix the flour, oil and salt. Add water and prepare a soft dough.
2. Keep the dough aside for 15 minutes.
For the spinach stuffing
1. Steam the spinach leaves. Squeeze out the water.
2. Chop finely and mix with the paneer, green chillies, nutmeg powder, white sauce and salt.
How to proceed
1. Roll out the dough into small thin rounds.
2. Boil plenty of water in a vessel and add 1 tablespoon of oil to the boiling water.
3. Drop one round at a time into the boiling water, cook for 1/2 minute and remove. Repeat for all rounds.
4. Fill each round with a tablespoon of the spinach stuffing and roll up.
5. Arrange on a greased baking dish, pour the white sauce, spread a little stuffing for decoration and sprinkle grated cheese on top.
6. Bake in a hot oven at 200 degree C (400 degree F) for 15 minutes.
7. Serve hot.

WHITE SAUCE

Cooking Time : 5 min.
Preparation Time : A few min.

Makes 1 cup.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon plain flour (maida)
1 teacup milk
salt and pepper to taste
Method
1. Melt the butter on a slow flame. Add the flour and cook on a slow flame, while stirring throughout, until froth appears.
2. Add the milk gradually and stir continually until the sauce thickens.
3. Add salt and pepper and mix well.
Variation : Thin White Sauce :
1. Reduce the quantity of plain flour from 1 tablespoon to 2 teaspoons.
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