Monday, March 23, 2009

Green Butterfly Pasta

This recipe is from an old edition of Tarla Dalal's monthly cooking magazine.

Here's how I made it:

1/2 lb. farfalle/bow-tie pasta - cooked per directions on box

1 cup spinach puree

1 spring onion - finely chopped with the green part

1 small garlic clove - finely chopped

1/2 cup shredded chedder cheese

1/2 cup milk

1 tbsp butter

Salt & pepper to taste

For the spinach puree, if using frozen spinach, thaw it then blend. If using fresh spinach, blanch it in salted boiling water for a minute, drain & refresh in cold water, drain & then blend till smooth.
Heat the butter, saute the spring onion & garlic for 2 - 3 mins. Add the spinach puree, milk, cheese, salt & pepper. Mix well. Simmer for a couple of mins, stirring continuously. Add the cooked pasta, toss together and serve.

I was so glad I tried this, my daughter loved it. I'll definitely be making it again. It was a bit bland for my dad's typical Indian palate though.

This Green Butterfly Pasta goes to Aquadaze's Presto Pasta Night # 106 event.

This event was started by Ruth of Once Upon a Feast.

This kid-friendly dish also goes to Srivalli's Monthly Mingle 31 - Kids Lunches.

This event is the brain child of Meeta of What's for Lunch Honey?


aquadaze said...

hey...I am always trying to think of new ways to feed my daughter some spinach...this is lovely! Thanks for sharing it with PPN #106

Asha said...

YUM! Lovely green color! :)

Trupti said...

pasta looks very the green color

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Lovely color and Pasta looks yummy

Joanne said...

This seems almost like a spinach pesto it! And the green makes it very pretty.

Srivalli said...

Thats such a lovely pasta..thanks for the entry!

Preety said...

nice healthy twist on simple pasta

Usha said...

Pasta looks lovely and inviting !

Usha said...

Regarding the pizza, it is quite simple and not any more difficult than kneading dough for roti. The only thing to watch out for is that the yeast rises before adding it to the flour mixture, the yeast should froth up, if it does not than discard that batch of yeast and start with a new one. Hope you try it out and like it as much as we let me know :-)

Divya Vikram said...

Looks colorful n inviting!

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