Any fan of Italian cuisine would love experimenting with Pasta, and I am in no way different . Pasta is a very versatile dish and can be given a multitude of tones and colours and flavours.Almost any vegetable in the world can be married into a pasta dish, with utmost ease and fantastic end-result. So today’s recipe is one such marriage made in heaven – Spinach and Pasta!
Well, firstly Spinach is packed with vitamins and minerals and is considered very healthy. It’s also easily available and widely used in Indian cuisine.Spinach itself is a very flexible ingredient and can be easily incorporated into several dishes.
To make Spinach Pasta, cook any variety of pasta ( I have taken fusilli) until it’s al-dente.Next take some fresh Spinach leaves (discard the stems), and chop roughly.Cook the leaves in a pan with a little bit of butter and salt for around 1 min. Next, in a separate pan, prepare some white sauce, which is a classic Italian sauce. Melt some butter in a pan, and then add 1 tbsp of refined flour (maida). Cook for about 1 min and then add 1 glass of milk. Cook this mixture for 5 minutes or until it acquires a sauce-like consistency. Season the sauce with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning(oregano, parsley, chilli flakes). Finally mix the pasta and the cooked spinach leaves into the sauce.Optionally, sprinkle some grated parmesan cheese from top.Serve hot
Personally, I am a huge glutton when it comes to White Sauce and I can lick dry any pasta dish that’s cooked in it .The charm of this sauce lies in it’s simplicity, not to mention it’s flavour.
So do try out this recipe in your homes and enjoy it with your families. Bon Apetite!!