Sunday, 16 October 2011

Lasagna


I had posted this Lasagna recipe during my early  blogging days. We had guests over this weekend and this was one of the dishes I made for them. While clicking pictures of other dishes, I thought of taking some pictures of Lasagna as my earlier pictures were really terrible ;)

Lasagna
Ingredients:
Lasagne sheets-12 squares or 6-8 rectangle sheets
Olive Oil- 2 tbsp
Bring plenty of water to a boil in a large pan and stir in the olive oil. Add the lasagne sheets and cook for 8 minutes. Drain and refresh in cold water. Drain again and set aside to cool.

For Meat Layer:
Minced chicken / beef  - 2 cups
Carrot - 1/2 cup, chopped
Cabbage - 1/2 cup  chopped
Onion -1 medium, chopped
Garlic - 2-3 cloves, chopped
Celery - 2 inch stalk, chopped
Capsicum - 1 chopped
Olive oil / Butter-2 tbsp
Tomatoes - 3 large, pureed adding 1/2 cup water
Red chili powder - 1/2 - 1tsp
Black pepper powder - to taste
Tomato ketchup - 4 tbsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Nutmeg powder - 1/2 tsp
Basil -1/2 tsp
Oregano-1/2 tsp
salt to taste




Method:
  • To make the chicken layer, heat the olive oil / butter in a pan.
  • Add onion and garlic and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Add minced chicken / beef and continue to sauté over high heat for three to four minutes.
  • In to this add carrot, cabbage, capsicum, celery and sauté.
  • Lower heat, add red chilly powder, black pepper powder, pureed tomato, tomato ketchup,sugar and salt and simmer till mince is tender and sauce is thick.
  • Stir in nutmeg powder, basil and oregano and mix well and keep aside.

For White Sauce:
Butter -2 tbsp
All purpose flour/ Maida - 2 tbsp
Milk -1 cup
Pepper powder -1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Grated cheese -1 cup

Method:
  • Melt butter in a saucepan, stir in flour and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Whish in milk and cook, stirring, over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until mixture thickens. Turn off flame and add salt and pepper to taste.

How to assemble:
  • In the bottom of a casserole dish place a thin layer of white sauce, then a layer of cooked lasagna sheets, top with a layer of the meat mixture, cover with some lasagna sheets, white sauce and add some grated cheese.
  • Repeat layers ending with lasagna sheets, white sauce and cheese.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree (15 degree C) oven for 45-60 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

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6 comments:

  1. I love them and these looks really cheesey and delicous

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  2. ah!! this was the lasagna you wanted to cook that day... :)..
    I havent tried making them..as not too used to cheesy bakes :)
    The dish looks perfect and the recipe is very interesting..we don't get the sheets here though :(

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  3. Swapna, that dish looks delicious! Never tried the sheets! 12 needed? Oh..tks for the step wise instructions..:D hv a gr8 wkend!

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  4. Thank you Happy cook!!!

    oh Bharathy....you don't get Lasagna sheets there? check in Gmart on your next visit to KTM....you may find it there....and do try this and I am sure your kids will love this....just skip meat and replace with their fav vegges.....

    Purnima....you should try this....mine was the square sheets....so I used 12...this much will serve almost 4-5 people....

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  5. delicious!! I adore lasagna - make it in winter usually:)

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