Wednesday 27 February 2013

Spinach pasta/Macaroni in spinach sauce/Palak Pasta

 A healthy macaroni dish with spinach and cheese .This is easy way to make children eat leafy vegetables who are very fussy to eat and also i want to make healthier food according to their eating habits.


For the spinach sauce:

Milk - 2 cups
Butter - 1 tablespoon
All purpose flour –1 tablespoon
Processed Cheese – 2 tablespoon
Chili flakes – To taste (optional)
Oregano or mixed herbs – 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Spinach - 2 cups (finely chopped)
Garlic – 5 to 6 cloves (finely chopped

To cook pasta:
Pasta any variety – 1¾  cup
Oil – to drizzle
Salt - 2 tsp
Water – 4  to 6 cups water


To cook pasta:

Add water, salt and oil in a  shallow pan and allow to boil. Once it starts boiling, add the pasta to it and cook till it becomes soft.  Once it is done; drain and keep aside.

To prepare spinach sauce:

Remove stems and wash spinach thoroughly.

Blanch spinach in boiling water.

Take it out and allow to cool. Grind spinach into a fine paste and keep aside.
Heat butter in a pan, add garlic and saute on a medium flame for 1 minute.

Add all purpose flour and sauté for a second.  Then add milk, pureed spinach ,pepper, oregano, salt, and cheese. Bring to boil , stirring continuously to avoid lumps (you can use egg beater).

Blend till smooth and keep aside.

After the sauce is ready , toss the macroni in the spinach sauce and serve hot.

You can use any pasta variety for this  dish.

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  1. Spinach Macaroni.....yummy, yummy!!!
    Spinach & Cheese are killer combination in any recipe. The other day, I had spinach pizza with loads of cheese & it was great as well.

  2. wow spinach and macaroni perfect combination...looks great...

  3. Healthy macroni

  4. I tried this recipe, awesome taste it is... hats off to your innovations poorni

  5. Thank you friend for trying my recipe and for your encouraging word also.

  6. Poornima,
    Thanks for visiting! I followed you right back...

    You have a great blog. Looking forward to trying a few of your recipes.

  7. Like the addition of Spinach. It looks really green


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