How To Cook And Delicious Lasagna

Jinsi Ya Kupika Lasagne

 https://youtu.be/05Rsc8eesgY
 https://youtu.be/Qbq8FT9-yWM
 

 

 

Ingredients for Meat Sauce
600 gm chicken mince, {you can also use beef, lamb mince you want to}
1 big onion, chopped
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1 tin tomato or 8 fresh tomatoes, finely chopped
3 tablespoon tomato paste/puree
1 yellow capsicum / belle peeper, chopped
2-3green chillies chopped
Mixed vegetables fresh or frozen or , or you can use any that you like and leave the rest out)
Salt to taste
Mixed herbs or you can use chopped coriander
Coriander powder
1 teaspoon chilli powder or to taste
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons oil

Ingredients for White Sauce
3 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoon flour
4 cups milk
Salt to taste

Other Ingredients
12 to 13 lasagna sheets (approximately)
2-3 cups grated mozzarella and cheddar cheese or any type of cheese you like

Method
First, prepare the Meat Sauce

1} Heat oil, then add the onions and fry until soft and translucent. Add the ginger and garlic pastes, and when they release their aroma, add all spices including mixed herbs, then tomatoes, cook it until tomatoes are soft while mashing them / stirring, then add fresh chillies as seen in the video, Now add the mince and mix well whilst breaking the bits of mince so that there are no lumps until the mince changes colour to brown.

2} Now add tomato paste and stir nicely, then add a bit of water, let say 1/2 to 3/4 of cup. Cover the pot and cook it for few minutes. Add the belle peppers / capsicum and stir. Check the liquid and add more if needed. Now add veggies, Cook on low to medium heat, whilst covered, until the sauce thickens, and the mince is ready. Adjust salt and chilli and add the lemon juice in, then turn off the heat. This sauce should not be dry, it should be saucy.

Second step, prepare the White Sauce

Melt butter in a saucepan, stir in plain flour, then cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Cooking the flour in the butter helps reduce the ‘raw’ smell of the flour so don’t skip this step! Slowly whisk in milk, if you pour the milk in too quickly you will form lumps, so add gradually whilst whisking briskly to get rid of any lumps and form a smooth roux/mixture. Then bring to the boil, whilst stirring. Turn down heat, then cook until the sauce starts to thicken and coats the back of a wooden spoon.
Prepare your lasagna sheets, about 12 to 13 should be enough. Check if they need to be boiled first, or if they can be just used without being boiled or just deep them in a hot water one at a time for at least 2 minutes. It is normally indicated on the carton. If they need to be boiled, follow the instructions on the pack and proceed to boil them for the time specified. Keep some shredded mozzarella cheese ready. You can combine different type of cheese or just use your favourite

Last step, assemble the dish

1} Grease a baking dish with some oil or butter, then some lasagna sheets. Try to avoid overlapping as seen in the video, you can break the lasagna sheets to fit your dish. Now pour some meat sauce, followed by white sauce and some cheese. Again add a layer of lasagna sheets, again the meat sauce and once more cover with the white sauce. You can add a third layer if your dish is deep enough. Make sure the final layer is covered with white sauce and sprinkle some cheese on top

2} Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 C for about 40 minutes. If the top is browning too quickly, then cover it with some foil and continue baking. Once ready, remove and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes before cutting into the lasagna. This will ensure that your cuts will be neat and tidy and if you didn’t cover your lasagna with a foil paper, then now is the time to do so.

Enjoy!

Nutritional Information, Diet Info and Calories in
Homemade lasagna
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving

Amount Per Serving
Calories 440 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value
Total Fat 21.2g 33%
Saturated Fat 9.2g 46%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 995mg 41%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 10.5g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 25.1g 50%

Vitamin A 15% • Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 29% • Iron 14%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Written by Farhat

Farhat Abbas

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