Pasta With Chilli Tomatoes And Spinach

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Dec. 31, 2018

This is a tangy pasta with a double dose of tomatoes peppy tomato puree as well as sweet-and-sour cherry tomatoes. The unusual combination of cherry tomatoes and spinach, with a dash of red chilli flakes and an extra dose of garlic makes this a flavour-packed and visually-appealing pasta treat. Loads of cheese and a sprinkling of herbs add to the charm of the Pasta with Chilli Tomatoes and Spinach, as does an exciting garnish of chopped walnuts. Enjoy it hot and fresh to experience the best of this multi-textured dish.

Ingredients

Cooked penne 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Dry red chilli flakes 1 Teaspoon (paprika)
Cherry tomatoes 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , halves
Blanched and chopped spinach 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (palak)
Olive oil 2 Teaspoon
Chopped garlic 2 Tablespoon (lehsun)
Sliced onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Tomato puree 2 Tablespoon
Dried mixed herbs 1 Teaspoon
Grated processed cheese 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Milk 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Roughly chopped walnuts 1 Tablespoon (akhrot for the garnish)

Directions

MAKING:

1. Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic, onions, chili flakes, tomato purée, mixed herbs, and cheese, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes, while stirring continuously.

2. Add the spinach and cherry tomatoes and mix well.

3. Add the pasta, milk, and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes while stirring occasionally.

SERVING:

4. Serve hot garnished with walnuts.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 2