Pasta... I think most of us including kids and elders, love to have pasta ,But at the same time try to avoid it some time due to sauce and creams used to make it delicious. My kids love to have these in their tiffin too,So I thought why not to give it a healthy twist that make people comfortable to have it without any guilt. I just added puréed onions, paneer , spinach and oats to the regular pasta and it turned out super delicious, guilt free healthy breakfast for us.
Recipe of the same is given below, just give it a try.
PENNE PASTA IN ZERO OIL OATS AND SPINACH CREAMY SAUCE
2 cup pasta , boiled and drained( reserve its water for use later)
1/3 cup oats
1/2 cup spinach , blanched
2 big onion, sliced
3-4 garlic cloves
2 green chillies,slit
1/4 cup paneer ( cottage cheese)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp white /black pepper powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder ( optional)
1/2 tsp dried oregano( optional)
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste
First of all boil sliced onions, garlic cloves, green chilies and oats in 1/2 cup water, add more if needed. Lastly add spinach and paneer cubes. Let it cool and grind to a smooth creamy paste.
Now transfer paste to the same wok , add milk and let it boil. Then add white /black pepper powder, garlic powder , oregano and salt.
Now add boiled pasta, mix well . let it cook till every thing get nicely coated with saucy consistency. If needed add some water drained from pasta to make sauce of right consistency.
You can also add some butter for taste while adding sauce to wok. And your guilt free yummy pasta is ready to be served.
You can use any pasta of your choice, I added penne pasta.
You can also garnish it as you like .
This pasta can be served as breakfast or can be a good option for lunch box too. You can have it any time without guilt. Hope you all will like this simple healthy touch to regular pasta. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot to me.