Saturday, December 5, 2009

Easy Peasy Lasagne

Meat sauce
11/2 lb chicken mincemeat
2 bottles President's choice pasta sauce(any kind should be fine)
1 medium onion
a few cloves fresh minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
pinch garam masala, pinch turmeric, pinch corriander (for the desi taste we love)

White Sauce
3 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoon flour
2 cups milk
salt and pepper to taste
shredded mozzarella

Lasagne Sheets (Boiled as per instruction s on package)

For the meat sauuce, fry the onion 1/2 cup oil, till it caramalises and becomes a nice brown, then add the minced garlic until it gives off a nice aroma. Then add the meat until it browns evenly and fry on medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes then add the spices and the pasta sauce. Cover the pot and leave to simmer on low heat for about 1/2 hour so that the meat is fully cooked.
Meanwhile, prepare the cheese sauce. In a saucepan, heat the butter and then add the flour until it is brown in color and gives a nice aroma. Add the milk in slowly so that the mixture does not clump. Once heated through, cook for 10 minutes until the sauce is thick, then add the salt and pepper and the cheese.
In a large oven proof dish, layer first a little of the pasta sauce so that the lasagne sheets do not stuck to the bottom, then add more meat sauce and the white sauce. Keep on layering until all is used up and in the middle, shred some fresh mozzarella and also at the top add some more shredded fresh mozzarella. Once complete, sprinkle some Italian seasoning on top and bake in covered for 20 minutes in a 350 oC oven and then remove the foil and bake it for another 15 minutes until nicely browned on top.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to make this Faiza!!:) Thanks for sharing!