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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Spinach (Palak) Pasta

My doc. tells me to intake lots n lots of Spinach (Palak) for hemoglobin increase…how about adding it up in my pastas????   So here comes from my Grand  Veg kitchen ………
Spinach (Palak) Pasta
Ingredients:

Pasta (any type of your choice) -1 & 1/2 Cups
Spinach (Palak) leaves -10-12
Onion -1 Big chopped
Garlic – 4 Cloves chopped
Tomato-1 Big chopped
Oregano -1 tsp
Grated Mozzarella Cheese -1/4 th Cup 
Pepper Powder – 1/4  th tsp 
Oil- 2 Drops to add while pasta cooking
Butter -1 Tbsp
Salt to taste
Method: 
Boil approx 2 liters of water and add the pasta to it. Also add a pinch of salt and 2 drops of oil so that the pastas do not stick to each other. Cook for approx 10-15 minutes till its soft yet crunchy as the cooking time varies depending on the type of pasta. Once done drain thepastas into a strainer and take them under running water or pour some normal water to avoid stickiness. 
Wash the Spinach (Palak) leaves and cook them in 1/4th cup water for two minutes and once cooled make a puree. 
In a thick bottomed pan heat butter and add chopped garlic followed by onion and once onion turns pink add the chopped tomatoes and sauté well. 
Next add Palak (Spinach) puree and cook for a boil and add pepper powder, oregano and salt to taste and mix well.
Add the cooked pastas and mix well so that it gets evenly coated. 
Preheat the oven at 200 C for 10 min. 
Transfer the cooked pastas to an oven safe bowl and add the mozzarella cheese and in the preheated oven bake for 5 minutes or till the cheese melts .
Serve hot!!
Its Yummy…n Its healthy!!!

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