Apr 24, 2012

Spinach Corn Macaroni



Today I post Spinach Corn Macaroni; here I get the idea from Indian Recipe “paalak paneer” which is very famous in Indian Families. Hope my friends like this creation and also trying at home. For more yummy taste and looking good, I add sweet corn also.
In this recipe, I used basic method of making paalak-paneer which used at our home and add gram flour paste with curd and spices which we call aalan.

Macaroni is a variety of moderately extended, dry pasta made with durum wheat, and is normally cut in short, hollow shapes; however, the term refers not to the shape of the pasta, but to the kind of dough from which the noodle is made. Although home machines exist that can make macaroni shapes, macaroni is usually made commercially by large-scale extrusion.



Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 2
Category: Snacks

Ingredients
1 Cup Spinach (paalak)
1/2 Cup Del Monte Sweet corn
1/2 Cup Del Monte Macaroni (pasta, olive oil, salt)
1/2 Cup Onion-Tomato Paste
1 Tbsp. Fresh Cream
2 Tsp. Clarified Butter
1 Tsp. Gram Flour
2 Tsp. Curd
Salt to taste
1/2 Tsp. Coriander Powder
A pinch of Turmeric Powder
1/2 Tsp. Red chilli Powder
A Pinch of Garam Masala

Instructions:
For Macaroni
Heat the water in the pan on high flame, when water starts boiling add Del Monte macaroni, oil and salt. Check pasta continuously. It’s become soft and tender within 10 minutes. Press and check the pasta’s softness means it’s become well-cooked not over-cook or under-cook. Drain the water from the pasta and wash it with cold water and toss with little olive oil.

For Spinach Puree
Take a fresh and clean spinach leaves and blanched it for 10 minutes with water and now removes from the flame and drain the excess water. Now blend the spinach for making fine puree.

 For Gram Flour and Curd Paste (Aalan)
In a bowl, combine curd and gram flour and all spices except garam masala. Mix well like a smooth paste.

For Spinach Gravy
Heat the Non-stick pan onto medium flame, add clarify butter and onion- tomato paste. Sauté for 5 minutes and add spinach puree. Now add gram flour and curd paste and sauté for 5-10 minutes. Now add 1 tbsp. cream into spinach gravy and add boiled sweet corn, garam masala and macaroni.
Serve hot and tasty spinach corn macaroni with butter.

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