Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Spinach Malfati

 Malfati is one of the best serving for kids with the healthy combo of spinach and paneer....This is also an italian dish,but the recipe is slightly twisted to indian style 

For spinach dumplings
Fine chopped spinach leaves-3 cups
Crumbled paneer/Ricotta cheese-3/4 cup
Nutmeg powder-2 pinches
Green chilli-1/2 tsp,chopped
Plain flour-2 tbsp
Baking powder-2 pinch
Salt to taste

For the Tomato Sauce
Tomato puree-1 1/2 cup
Garlic-1 tbsp,chopped
Spring Onion-2,chopped
Chilli flakes-1 tbsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Tomato puree-2 tbsp
Milk-4 tbsp
Oil-2 tbsp
Salt to taste
For the topping
Some grated cheese

For the Spinach Dumplings

1.Steam the spinach leaves for 5 minutes and squeeze out the water.keep the water aside for use in the tomato sauce

2.Combine all the remaining ingredients and shape into balls
3.Steam for 5 minutes and keep aside

For the Tomato Sauce

1.Heat the olive oil,add the garlic and spring onions and saute for 1 minute

2.Add the tomato pulp and cook till the sauce thickens

3.Add the chilli flakes,chilli powder,tomato puree,slat and half cup of drained spinach water and bring to boil
4.Add the cream.Mix well and keep aside

How to Serve
1.Place the dumplings in a baking dish
2.Pour the tomato sauce on top and sprinkle the grated cheese over it
3.Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200*C for 15 minutes

Serve Hot.


  1. Hey Priya a gr8 recipe had seen the recipe demo for this at tarla dalal workshop

  2. This is a new one for me, truly delicious, what can go wrong with spinach and paneer..

  3. This look delicious and healthy! I m keeping the recipe to try these with greek feta cheese!

  4. Very healthy n delicious dumplings...yummy!!

  5. this sounds very healthy and delicious one...haven't tries before...bookmarked.thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe...if you wish plz link it to my ongoing event, i would be happy to have your entries :)

    Spicy Treats
    OnGoing Event ~ Show Me Your HITS~Healthy Delights

  6. Dear Priya
    Very nice dish . I love Malfati and I dont see much of an Indian twist Ha ha . I wish I had time to cook this one immediately . have a nice week

  7. Wow..recipe looks yum yum!!Nice one..want to r=try it soon!!

  8. Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible clicks,super tempting dish.

  9. I am drooling! Loved the recipe, its very interesting and the pictures are classy!

  10. I have never made this because I think it will take up some time and thanks for reminding me to give a try soon as your pics are tempting me so much and simply looks yummy.

  11. what a yummy looking healthy dish:-) Loved the colors!

  12. Super tempting recipe,looks so yummy n healthy.

  13. I love this one!! Looks mighty tempting!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  14. That's a great way to spoon spinach into a kid's diet.Coincidentally I've posted a spinach recipe as well :-)

  15. Colors and pics are driving me crazy,very nice infusion of the ingredients..Looks utterly delicious...

  16. This is new one for me, really delicious,nice space vth tasty recipes.......



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