Homemade Colourful Pasta

While mothers wish to feed spinach and carrots to their kids, the kids love eating pasta. Chef Shazia Khan shares a recipe that perfectly balances health and taste. This pasta recipe will make mom and kid happy.
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Serves

1-2

Cooking Time

25-30 Min

Meal Type

pasta

Preparation Time

5-10 Min

Difficulty

Medium

INGREDIENTS

  • For pasta dough
  • Spinach
  • Beet root
  • Pumpkin
  • Saffron
  • 200 gm Wholewheat Flour
  • Whisked eggs
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • Semolina Flour for dusting
  • For tossing pasta
  • Olive oil
  • Finely chopped garlic
  • Red chilli flakes
  • Black pepper powder
  • Salt
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh Italian basil leaves for garnish

PREPARATION

  1. 1

    Blanch spinach by adding washed spinach in boiling water for a minute Add it in cold water Grind it to make puree.
  2. 2

    Boil beetroot and after it cools down make a puree out of it. Boil pumpkin and add saffron to it. Once cooled down make puree.
  3. 3

    In a bowl, take wholewheat flour and make a bay in the centre. Add whisked eggs (Can avoid if vegetarian).
  4. 4

    Add beetroot puree and salt Knead by taking olive oil in hand and make a stiff dough .
  5. 5

    Kneed for around 4-5 minutes. Cover it with a muslin cloth and let it rest for 15 minutes .
  6. 6

    Make Spinach and pumpkin dough the same way. Using flour, roll out very thin rotis Set a pot of water on gas to boil.
  7. 7

    Cut thin stips of rotis using a pizza cutter. Dust the strips with flour so that it doesn’t stick together. Similarly roll all of them and add it to boiling water.
  8. 8

    In a couple of minutes, take out the strips from the boiling water and transfer it to ice cold water. Let the pasta srtips rest in cold water for a minute and transfer in a bowl, so that its not over soaked.
  9. 9

    Make spinach and pumpkin pasta the same way.
  10. 10

    In a pan, add olive oil, garlic, red chilli flakes, black pepper powder and pastas Toss everything together.
  11. 11

    Season it with salt and basil leaves Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese over it and toss.
  12. 12

    Garnish with Parmesan cheese and basil leaves.
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