Serve Healthy Palak Pasta Recipe
Created by Anurima Updated on Nov 01, 2013
This is a dish discovered by me through trial and error. My family loves it and I have recommended this dish to many people too. It is simple and healthy.
Cooking & preparation time: 15-20 minutes
No. of People Serves: 2 to 4 people
Palak Pasta Recipe Ingredients:
Here is the palak pasta ingredients & preparation method...
|Palak Pasta Recipe Ingredient||Quantity|
|Fresh Spinach||600-800 gms|
|Pasta (any shape)||400-500 gms|
|Grated Garlic||2 pods|
|Salt & pepper||As per taste|
How to Prepare Palak Pasta:
Boil macaroni as per instruction on packet. Usually takes about 10-15 mins to cook. Drain under cold running water. Keep aside.
In the meantime, make puree of spinach with some water. It should have a paste consistency.
Heat oil in a pan, add the grated garlic. Once the raw smells goes, add the spinach puree, salt and pepper to the pan. Cook covered, stirring occasionally until the palak is cooked (till it turns dark green and oil starts floating to the top/sides).
In a serving bowl, put the macaroni, top with palak puree, add butter and mix well. It should have a slightly creamy consistency.
Suggested Variations in Palak Pasta:
Fresh cream may be added for that extra creamy texture.
Chunks of cooked chicken, boiled / scrambled eggs, cooked & fried soya may be added in the end for extra taste.
More butter may be added for extra taste and flavour
Fried and crushed red chilies (chili flakes) or chopped green chilies can be added for that extra spice.
May be also served with garlic bread- Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan, add small pieces of garlic in it. Remove after few minutes and discard the garlic. Now spread the butter (with garlic flavour) onto toasted bread slices.
Two or three different shapes of pasta may be used to make the dish more interesting and appetizing to children.
| Jan 14, 2014
Great way to include spinach in thier diet, a small suggestion it would good if plain flour/maida is avoided rather use wheat pasta available in market, or one can even try making at home...
| Nov 13, 2013
hey Anurima, I love this. Kudos to you for reinventing palak into a kidfriendly dish. Will try for sure.. xx
| Nov 05, 2013
Dear Monika, you could boil is slightly first and then make a puree. But make sure not to cook it thoroughly :)
| Nov 05, 2013
to make puree we should boil the palak or its raw