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
- 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
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.
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.
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
Assalamu alaikum, is the 1tbsp of mint here, dried mint? Or 1tbsp of fresh?
I tried it, it turned out
I tried it, it turned out yummy..Thanx
Fauzia how can I store mint
Fauzia how can I store mint leaves? I freezed it but it has changed its color.. doesnt seem fresh …pls advise me on dis..
Fresh mint are the most
Fresh mint are the most difficult from the leafy herbs to preserve, please refer to this note for some tips:
Mouth watering pasta.I can’t
Mouth watering pasta.I can’t wait to try it..I feel hungry seeing that food.