Uncategorized Pastitsio (Greek Lasagna)

Pastitsio (Greek Lasagna)

2017 Jun 19

Knorr partnered Cinnamon Life in Presenting Chef George Calombaris at “Cinnamon Life Presents George Calombaris, a Masterclass with Knorr” where he demonstrated 3 of his signature dishes and shared exclusive kitchen tricks that have help make his food empire be a roaring success.

As a celebration of his Greek heritage we present to you the “Knorr Greek Food Week”! featuring recipes that are inspirational, easy and flavorsome. Carefully crafted by Knorr Chefs to be relished by Sri Lankan families.

Discover and devour these new tastes with www.knorr.lk

Layered pasta, meaty tomato sauce with selected spices. This classic dish is topped with creamy white sauce and cheese. A rich, flavour packed dish for the whole family!

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:  30-40 minutes

Serves: 6-7

 

Ingredients:

Minced chicken 500 g

Cooked pasta, preferably tube shaped 500 g 

Knorr Chicken Cubes 2

Tomato puree 1 cup

Tomato sauce 2 tbsps

Chilli powder 

Pepper powder 1 tsp

Astra 100g

Bay leaf 1

Eggs (beaten) 4

B onions (large), chopped 2

Garlic, chopped 2 cloves 

Salt to taste

Parmesan cheese 200 g 

White sauce 2 cups

 

Method

  1. Melt half of the Astra, add garlic and onion. When fragrant, add the minced chicken. Sauté for a minute, add the bay leaf, Knorr Cubes, tomato puree, sauce, chili and pepper powder.  Bring to boil and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, add the beaten eggs to the cooked pasta and mix well to coat.
  3. In a bakeware, spread a spoonful of the meat mixture on the bottom, then place a layer of pasta. Place another layer of meat and then pasta and pour the white sauce on top to finish. Sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 30 minutes at 200o C        
  5. Serve hot.

 

Chef’s tip

Make the chicken mixture a bit juicy to retain the moisture.

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