Friday, 29 March 2013

Palak (Spinach ) Souffle

Hot baked savoury dishes is one of my familys favourites. Having them regularly saves my time as well as there is satisfaction on everyones face.This souffle also has palak (spinach) which is one of the healthiest greens and I think this is one of the best dishes to include it in your diet. To make it more healthy maida can be subtituted by wheat flour( there is absolutely no change in taste or texture ). Serve this with Garlic bread.


Ingredients :

3 bunches......................Spinach
1 ...............................onion (very finely chopped)
2 tbsp..........................maida (all purpose flour)
1 cup ..........................milk
1 tbsp and 2 tbsp..........butter (divided)
1 tbsp.........................pepper powder
1 tbsp.........................nutmeg powder
5 to 6 ......................garlic cloves (crushed)
1/2  cup.......................cheddar cheese (grated )
3 ...........................eggs (yolks and white separated )







Method :

Wash and clean the spinach and take only the leaves.
You can pressure cook the stalks and use them somewhere else.(eg soups or veg stock)
Chop the leaves.
Heat 1 tbsp butter in non stick pan and saute the chopped leaves till almost all the water dries up.
Keep them aside.
Now heat 2 tbsp butter and add crushed garlic and onions and  saute till golden.
Add the maida and stir fry well till it gives out nice aroma.
Now carefully add milk stirring all the while till no lumps remain.
Add pepper powder , nutmeg powder and salt.
Now mix the stir fried spinach in it and add the grated cheese.
Now add the whisked egg yolk and mix well.
Lastly add the stiffly beaten egg whites and fold very gently.
Pour the mixture in a baking dish and bake at 180 degrees celcius for 20 to 25 minutes
 or till golden brown on top.
Serve hot immediately with garlic-bread.
If the souffle becomes cold it sinks down so have it when still hot.


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