Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Wilted spinach and mince meat- ideal for bakes and wraps

I made this today thinking I'd add it to my pasta bake and then half way through changed my mind because of sheer laziness. Had it with roti, curd and pickle instead, and not complaining one bit. The recipe however makes a common appearance in my bakes and wraps and I thought it should be mentioned in my blog, even though it isn't the most unique of recipes.
If its a veggies bake, I add all sorts of other veggies like cauli, broc, carrots and peas and then pour white sauce over it, bake it and then sprinkle some cheese on top and grill for a few minutes. It is one of my favourite bakes and I can vouch it will never let you down, if you have the white sauce consistency   right :)
On the other hand, if its  a pasta dish I fancy, I just toss it in with the cooked pasta, sprinkle some parmesan cheese and it makes a delicious dinner.
For a wrap, heat a large tortilla wrap for 3 secs in the microwave, arrange the mince meat on it, generously sprinkle some cheddar cheese on top, roll it up, slice it in half and you are ready to go. Ro's favourite lunch time snack.

Lean steak mince- 500 gms
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Pepper powder- 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tbsp
Meat masala- 1/2 tsp (optional)
Salt- to taste

Baby spinach- 4 cups, washed

Mix all these ingredients along with the mince meat and cook in a pressure cooker for about 15 to 20 minutes, or for about 2 whistles on medium heat. Add about 1/4 cup water if needed. The cooking and water required depends on the meat, so do accordingly.
Once the pressure has gone, open lid and transfer the contents into a saucepan set on medium heat.
You can add salt, spice etc at this level if not enough.
The gravy should reduce to about 1/4 cup and at that time add the washed spinach. Mix well till it wilts a bit. 
When it becomes a semi dry form, maximum 5 minutes, take it off the flame and set aside to cool.
You can store it in zip lock bags and place in the freezer for up to a week or so and use bit by bit in bakes, wraps, sandwiches etc.
Notes: If you want to add more Indian masalas, you can do so. I usually prefer to keep it just chilli powder and pepper powder since i use it for bakes.

23 comments:

Nostalgia said...

Love, loved the spinach picture. Sounds like a quick and tasty recipe and thats just what I want..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks yummmy yum...wonderful filling for paranthas,puffs and baked goodies....

Satrupa said...

Looks yumilicious ...... awesome clicks !

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

aipi said...

I don't eat meat but it looks nice
liked the idea of your veggie version :)

Kairali sisters said...

Super idea..Loved it Nisha...

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely filling I make and keep as well this looks yummy

Monet said...

I adore wraps...and this filling would be perfect. I would probably try some veggie adaptation with seitan. Yum!

Neetz said...

thats surely looks out of this world!!.. perfect to make sandwhiches :)

Shabs.. said...

love the shots...adipoli aayittundu...and nice recipe too...:)I would add onions in mine though...i just cant live w/o them!

Kamalika said...

Lovely dish...I will make it with chicken...loved the snaps...

Sanchita Karmakar said...

Sounds like a good idea to me. Love the second photo..

Priya said...

Fantastic dish, never thought of combo..We went to South-east France for vacation..thanks dear..

vineetha said...

Wow..Nice one.I saw the pics in facebook which made me hungry !!

Vrinda said...

Yummy recipe...should be used as a filling for cutlets..

Sarah Naveen said...

my Fav combo!!! i usually make it for wraps, especially when we go for hiking :)
Nice clicks...yummy yumm!!

Suja Sugathan said...

Superb..delicious filling,love the combo.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

you reminded me of mom, she makes it very often for puri and roti....I just love them.....Lovely clicks Nisha :)

GB said...

I'm a big fan of mince! This looks fabulous and so healthy with the spinach thrown in. I usually use turkey mince and i love to add soy sauce+ chilli sauce to spice it up! Makes for great momos!

:)

sinfullyspicy said...

Loved the clicks.
Addition of spinach is interesting

Gulmohar said...

Great recipe Nish...Perfect for my wraps..

Suman Singh said...

lovely pics..especially the second one..

Dish looks healthy and delicious.

Yummy Team said...

Loved this idea n the clicks too..Will try out sometime..

Nitha said...

Love this combo.. Great idea..