Green-Sauce Pasta

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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Servings 
Serves 2-3

A healthier sauce for your pasta, with lots of vitamins from spinach and plenty of spicy flavour from green chillies and fresh herbs like mint and coriander.

Ingredients for Base Sauce
1/2 cup
fresh coriander (leaves with stems)
1 tbsp
mint leaves
4
green chillies
(adjust to taste)
1/2 tsp
garlic paste
2 tbsp
milk
juice of 1 lemon
Extra Ingredients
200-300 gm
pasta of choice
2 cups
fresh spinach, chopped very finely
1
onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp
oil
1/4 tsp
garlic paste
1/2 tsp
cumin seeds
1 tsp
cumin powder
1/4 tsp
turmeric powder
1 tsp
red chilli flakes
salt to taste
4 tbsp
cream or coconut milk
chopped coriander for garnishing
Instructions 

First, blend the Base Sauce ingredients into a paste and set aside.

Heat oil, add cumin seeds, let them splutter then add the onions and fry until golden, followed by the garlic paste and spinach. Sprinkle the turmeric powder and cumin powder, plus a bit of salt. Stir-fry for a few minutes until the spinach begins to wilt and soften.

Add the Base Sauce paste and quarter cup water. Set the heat on low and simmer for a few minutes until the mixture is cooked through. Add the 4 tbsp. cream or coconut milk, stir it in, sprinkle the chilli flakes and adjust salt. Simmer for 5 minutes and turn off the heat. Done!

Boil pasta as per the packet instructions. Add the cooked sauce into the pasta, mix well and garnish with coriander leaves.

Enjoy! :)


Comments

Tried it...it came out very well...jazakallah

The green sauce pasta was yummy & healthy, but felt it was a little dry.cud i serve it with whitesauce, give me some serving sugessions.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

You can drizzle some tomato ketchup for a bit of lift and contrast, or go for the white sauce if you like. :)

Assalamu alaikum, is the 1tbsp of mint here, dried mint? Or 1tbsp of fresh?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Fresh.

I tried it, it turned out yummy..Thanx

Fauzia how can I store mint leaves? I freezed it but it has changed its color.. doesnt seem fresh ...pls advise me on dis..

Mouth watering pasta.I can't wait to try it..I feel hungry seeing that food.