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Baked Spinach Casserole

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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 slice thinly

Wash, 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″ 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.

Christmas Tip: Cover dish with foil or film again before serving, decorate top with mistletoe, ivy leaves and cherry tomatoes.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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