Ingredients : For 2-3 servings
- half a bunch of spinach leaves
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 150 gms Paneer, cut in cubes
- 1/2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 tbsp refined oil
- 1/2 tbsp all purpose flour (maida)
- 1/2 tbsp whole wheat flour (atta)
- 1 1/2 cups milk, warm
- 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
Wash spinach leaves very well.
Boil water in a pan and add the spinach leaves. Turn off the heat and immediately drain the spinach leaves and put in cold water. Drain and roughly chop.
Take oil in a pan and saute half of the chopped garlic.
Add the spinach and saute for a while. Season with salt.
Lay the spinach in a baking tray of your choice.
Place the paneer cubes randomly on it.
Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius.
Now, make the béchamel sauce (basic white sauce) by taking butter and oil in a pan. As soon as the butter melts, add the all purpose flour and whole wheat flour. Turn the heat to medium and keep stirring till the flour turns a little brown.
Meanwhile keep milk a little warmed up. Pour this warm milk to the pan and stir continuously till the sauce thickens to the required consistency. Warm milk is poured to avoid the formation of lumps in the sauce.
Season with salt and black pepper.
Pour white sauce on the paneer cubes in the baking pan.
Sprinkle the grated mozzarella cheese on top and some dried parsley.
Bake for 15 minutes or till the cheese melts and gets a beautiful brown colour.
Serve with Garlic toasts or plain buttered toasts.