Thursday, May 29, 2008


A dark green leafy vegetable, spinach is packed with nutrition and a distinct flavor.The flavonoids in spinach help protect against age related memory loss. Spinach's secret weapon, lutein, makes it one of the best foods in the world to prevent cataracts, as well as age related macular degeneration, the leading cause of preventable blindness in the elderly. Foods rich in lutein are also thought to help prevent cancer.
Spinach is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Niacin and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. But the bad thing is it is high in Sodium.

A distinction can be made between older varieties of spinach and more modern varieties. Older varieties tend to bolt too early in warm conditions. Newer varieties tend to grow more rapidly but have less of an inclination to run up to seed. The older varieties have narrower leaves and tend to have a stronger and more bitter taste. Most newer varieties have broader leaves and round seeds. Spinach loses much of its nutritional value with storage of more than a few days..

1 Sp Custard powder
1 Big Onion
1 Green chilly
1 Bunch Spinach
1 Cup Pasta
1 Tsp pepper powder
1 Tbsp Oil / butter

Cook pasta in boiling salted water until done. Drain and keep aside.

First clean and wash the spinach and boil it 3 to 5 mints with less than 1 cup water. Separate the water and spinach. Mix this water in custard powder for custard and keep aside.
Make it spinach smooth past in grinder. keep aside.

Now boil the onion in water till onion will turn transparent.
Blend this boiled onion and green chilly in the food processor to get a smoother consistency.

Add butter/oil in a heavy bottomed vessel . Fry the onion past for a 2 mints then add the spinach past and mix it well, add salt and stir fry for 3 to 5 mints. Don’t burn them.

Then mix the cooked pasta to this, mix it everything well and add the custard which you prepared already with leftover spinach boiled water and custard powder. let it cook for 30 seconds and transfer into serving dish.


Cham said...

Go green pasta... love the color of ur pasta! Should be different with custard..

Asha said...

Unique combo, looks delicious!:)

Nanditha Prabhu said...

this is very innovative of you! grt way to treat kids to veggies!

SASHREE said...

such a unique idea u come up with..!!color of the pasta is amazing.
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bhags said...

spinach and pasta....out and out a helathy sportsman breakfast

Uma said...

Custard powder with pasta! Unique combo. Must have tasted great. I love the green color. Thanks for the lovely recipe.

Suma Rajesh said...

awooo....colourful pasta healthy recipe..enjoyed ur recipe

Sireesha said...

color of pasta is amazing.......unique combination.looks delicious. Have a great weekend.

meeso said...

Yum, I love anything with spinach!!! Looks too yummy :)

Hetal said...

lovely green pasta....looks yum..

Happy cook said...

I was surprised to hear about the custard powder.
Pasta looks delicious

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Ivy said...

Your pasta dish looks beautiful and cooked in a unique way. Thanks for participating.

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