August 18, 2017

PASTA SQUARES

Ingredients:

For Pasta:
Macaroni – 200 gms
Spinach puree – 4-5 tbsp
Mushrooms – 4-5
Cheese – 1 cup (grated)
Butter to grease the dish

For sauce:
Maida – 2 tbsp
Milk – 50 ml
Eggs – 2
A pinch of nutmeg powder

For garnishing:
Garlic pods -5-6
Oil – 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder – ½ tsp

Method:
  • For pasta: Boil the macaroni in salted water. Drain and keep aside. Cut the mushrooms into circles.
  • For sauce: mix the Maida and milk carefully so that no lumps form. Beat the eggs and mix into the milk together with the nutmeg powder.
  • Mix in the spinach and the cooked macaroni.
  • Grease an ovenproof dish and pour the macaroni mixture into this and cover with grated cheese.
  • Bake in an oven till the cheese is golden brown and the pasta has baked into a cake.
  • Cool and cut into squares.
For garnishing:
Heat the oil in a pan and add the peeled garlic pods and the red chilli powder and allow to smoke for a few seconds.
Sprinkle this on the baked pasta squares.

Serve hot or cold. 
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