Thursday, February 7, 2008

Spinach Pasta

You will need:

  • 2 cup of uncooked pasta
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp gala jeera(black cumin)
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • salt as reqd
  • 1 tsp mango powder(amchoor powder)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp curd/Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch ginger(finely copped)
  • bunch of spinach
  • 2 green chillies

Step 1:

To make spinach paste:

In a non stick pan just put a few drops of oil. When its hot add chopped ginger,green chillies and garlic to it and saute it till it turns golden brown color. Now add spinach and close with a lid. After 2 mins you can see that the spinach is fully cooked. Now add amchoor powder and allow it to cool for few minutes. Then grind it to a fine paste using blender/mixie. Use one cup of paste to make spinach pasta. You can make palak sausage gravy or palak paneer gravy or spinach chapathi with the remaining paste.

If you don't have amchoor powder add ½ tsp tamarind paste when you make spinach paste.

Step 2:

Cook pasta as per packing directions. Better to add few drops of oil and lemon juice while cooking pasta to avoid sticking. When pasta is fully cooked filter it and keep it aside.

Step 3:

Take a non stick pan and heat oil in it. When its hot add gala jeera to it. After it splutters add ginger garlic paste and then chilli powder. Now add the spinach paste and mango powder to it. Just saute it for 1 min. Now add the cooked pasta to this and saute it for few minutes. Add salt, curd and lemon juice to it and stir it well.

Step 4:

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve it hot. Non-Veg lovers can garnish with a scrambled egg too.

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