Who doesn’t love Lasagna/lasagne? It is a baked dish consisting of layers of cooked sheet pasta, pureed tomato sauce, and a preferred filling, such as vegetable or meat and topped with cheese.
It is an ultimate one-pot meal, and when it is homemade, without using All-purpose-flour nothing is like it. Here I am, sharing my slightly healthier version lasagne pasta recipe.
Lasagne made from scratch:
I have used a circular glass baking pan that is 10” wide.
For 4 circular thin lasagne sheets, I took –
Flour – 1 ½ cup ( ¾ cup whole wheat + ¾ cup All purpose flour)
Olive oil – 2 tsp (approx.)
For the Lasagne sheet:
Take Flour, and salt, make a stiff dough using sufficient water, knead until soft, apply oil and keep it resting until you make other things.
For Marinara /Red sauce:
-Blanch 4 tomatoes ( take ½ cup of water, chopped tomatoes, microwave for 3 min), cool, grind.
-Boil with required seasoning ( garlic salt, oregano, little jalapeno seasoning etc.) and two tablespoons of Hot and sweet tomato ketchup and adjust the consistency by adding water.
For Bechamel/ white sauce:
I usually make the veggie-loaded sauce and use it as a filling. ( ½ of zucchini, yellow and red bell pepper, half onion)
-Roast 2 tsp of whole wheat flour OR all-purpose Flour with little butter, whip in a mixer jar with a cup of milk, and keep it ready.
-Heat tawa, add little butter /olive oil, and fry the onion until it turns light brown. Add veggies and fry for a while. Add all the seasonings according to your choice. I usually use garlic salt, red chilli flakes, oregano, and a little jalapeno seasoning.
-Next, add Flour mixed with milk, adjust the consistency by adding extra milk, boil and keep it ready.
Prepare lasagne sheets one by one. Heat water in a wide vessel, take out the ready dough, divide it into 4, roll it into a circular one, and put it into boiling water; when it is done, it pops up. Remove, drain, and cool it by spreading. Repeat the process.
-For assembling, take the glass bowl in which you bake. Spread one layer of marinara sauce.
Place one cooked sheet, then spread one layer of veggie-loaded white sauce.
-Repeat the process once again. Marinara, lasagne sheet, veggies, last, end with the marinara sauce and grated cheese, and bake at 180 °C preheated oven until the top layer is light brown. Remove, and serve hot.