Saturday, September 7, 2013

Farafelle in Spinach and Cheese Sauce


BM # 32 Week 1
Theme: Baking
Cooking with alphabets: 'F'


Farfalle is a type of pasta. commonly known as "bow-tie pasta", the name is derived from the Italian word farfalla. The "e" at the end of the word is the Italian feminine plural ending, making the meaning of the word "butterflies".
So for today it is Farfalle pasta in spinach and cheese sauce , with the letter " F" under baking theme.

I have used wheat flour for the basic sauce , combining it with garlic and spinach which makes the dish healthy and delicious.


1 cup Far falle, boiled



Spinach and Cheese Sauce

1 tb sp garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup spinach
2 tbsp wheat flour
500 ml milk
1/4 cup cottage cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Garnish
Cheese

Sauté the garlic in butter till pink.
Add spinach, let it wilt.
Add flour and roast till pink.
Add milk and stir continuously.
Combine cottage cheese and 1/4 cup milk and blend in a blender till a smooth paste is formed.
Switch off the gas and add the cottage cheese mix to  the white sauce.
Add salt and pepper and the boiled pasta to the sauce.
Cook for 3-4 minutes.
Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle cheese.
Bake at 200 deg for 20-25 minutes or till done.
Sprinkle your favorite herbs...I added some lemon pepper .


This is a dish which is on my regular menu , specially in winters when the greens are fresh and the piping hot dish is enjoyed in the cold winter nights.If you wish you can always add other veggies, but I love the combination of cottage cheese and spinach, garlic of course enhances it.

Simple herbs like pepper is the best that we like in this dish, but here I have used lemon pepper, which I had picked from US.This has some lemon zest,Sine we do not get it here I am sure we could dry a bit of the lemon zest and use it, tastes absolutely divine.




The week has come to an end , where I have posted all Baking recipes, now we will  start with the second week...do check some interesting street food recipes which will be coming up from Monday. 

Recipes posted this week
F..Farafelle in Spinach and Cheese Sauce

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19 comments:

  1. yummy would be a wonderful meal anytime

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  2. love this bow tie pasta :) dish looks super delicious and a filling meal with cheesy goodness .. loving it!! :)

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  3. That's one interesting bake Vaishali..I loved all your baked dishes..very delicious and inviting..

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  4. beautifully made once again, loved the last picture, you gave another beautiful one pot meal option

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  5. Baked farafelle looks inviting dear !

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  6. another pasta dish made beautifully!!! looks delicious vaishali ji!!

    Sowmya

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  7. Love that u serves always a single serving, thats a fantastic,super cheesy dish again.

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  8. Its so inviting and so creamy awesome.

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  9. I love everythinf that has cheese sauce. Creamy and cheesy pasta.

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  10. A tinge of garlic in the sauce is always great...love this dish, it's beautifully done ...

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  11. Wow! The combination you have used in the bake is super inviting...

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  12. That dish looks so cheesy and yummy!! Love it..

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  13. Vaishali, once again you have created a healthy and beautiful one pot meal.Love the clicks :)

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  14. My family would love to dig into this. :)

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  15. This looks very inviting. Love Italian and love farfalle pasta the most.

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  16. Thanks you know what just yesterday Apeksha was telling me to make pasta "but no white sauce and no red sauce" this fits the bill to the T

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  17. OMG Vaishali! You're such a wonderful baker and you're talking about my skills!! Farfalle is my fav pasta shape. This looks so cheesy (;) and so totally yummy! And I too add wheat in place of maida for the white sauce and find that it hardly makes a difference. Great post dear

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