Recipe – Spinach Macaroni / Macaroni in green sauce

Aviary Photo_131493777034533254Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Macaroni: 2 cups
  • Spinach: washed and chopped, 2 cups
  • Mint leaves: washed and chopped, 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander leaves: washed and chopped, 1 tablespoon
  • Basil leaves: washed and chopped, 1 tablespoon
  • Butter / Oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic: 6-7 cloves, finely chopped or crushed or paste
  • Onion: 1 medium, chopped
  • Fresh Milk cream: 2 tablespoons
  • Water: As required
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Parmesan Cheese: 2 tablespoons
  • Black Pepper Powder: 1 Teaspoon
  • Dried Oregano powder: ½ teaspoon

Method

  • Boil 7-8 cups of water. Add macaroni in boiled water and cook for 6-7 minutes or until 90% done. Drain excess water and keep aside.
  • Blend spinach, mint leaves, coriander leaves and basil leaves to a smooth paste. If required used little water.
  • Heat butter in a pan.
  • Saute onion and garlic for 2 minutes.
  • Add the blended green paste and salt. Mix well and cover it. Cook for 3 minutes or until the raw smell from spinach goes off.
  • Add cooked macaroni, parmesan cheese, fresh milk cream, black pepper powder and dried oregano. Mix well. Cook for 4-5 minutes without covering the pan. Stir occasionally.
  • Turn off heat and serve hot.
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