Baked Spinach Casserole

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Total Time:
60-90 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • For spinach balls:
  • 2 cups - fresh spinach chopped
  • 1 cup - overcooked cooled rice (any)
  • 1 cup - wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup - rice flour
  • 5 - green chillies crushed
  • 1- piece ginger grated
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds crushed
  • 2 tbsp - oil or butter
  • Other ingredients:
  • 1 cup - cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp - butter
  • 1- tomato sliced thinly
  • 1- carrot grated
  • 1-capsicum sliced thinly

How to Make Baked Spinach Casserole

  • Wash and steam spinach for 2 minutes.
  • Press out all excess water, spread in a large bowl or plate.
  • Add all other ingredients for balls, make soft dough.
  • Using oil or dry flour, make round pingpong ball sized rounds.
  • Place balls in a perforated upper part or a steamer.
  • Or, arrange in a metal colander, place this above a vessel having some water.
  • Cover tightly, cook so that boiling water, will steam balls.
  • Steam for 25-30 minutes, place a mortar or weight on lid, to keep steam from escaping.
  • Remove balls cool.
  • Crush 2-3 balls till crumbly.
  • In a 5 inch side casserole, arrange crumbled mixture at bottom.
  • Over this spread half the cheese.
  • Place remaining balls evenly over cheese.
  • Garnish with carrot, capsicum, tomato, arranging attractively.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese along edges.
  • Dot all over with butter.
  • Cover with cling film(in microwave) or foil (in traditional oven)
  • Make perforations for steam to pass.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 300C for 20-25 minutes or till cheese melts.
  • Remove film, serve hot.