Posted by Annita on August 4, 2006
Its been a while since i’ve promised my friend Biny,about posting some kids special dishes.And so here I am with my little one’s choices.He is really crazy about cheese and pastas and for me this is the most simple dish,which could be prepared in few minutes.I’ve indianized this in my own way ,mostly according to my toddler’s tastes.
Pasta with Veggies
The recipe follows..
Vegetables needed for the pasta
Any pasta of your choice – 1 cup
(I’ve used Racconto Gnocchi here)
Chopped Onion – 1/2 of a medium sized
Cherry Tomatoes sliced -5
(Or 1 medium sized tomato)
Button Mushrooms sliced – 6
Spinach chopped – 1 cup
Chopped garlic – 1 tsp
Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
Butter -2 tbsp
All purpose flour – 2 tsp
Milk – 1 cup
Grated cheese -2 or 3 tbsp
Dried oregano or Dried parsley – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste.
Cook pasta by adding 2 cups of water.Drain and keep it aside.
Melt butter in a pan and add onions into it.Saute for few minutes and now stir in salt,garlic and mushrooms.Saute again for few more minutes.Now add tomatoes and spinach into it and saute again .Mix in flour and fry for sometime.Add milk and pepper powder and allow it to boil till it reaches a thick consistency.Throw in pasta,cheese and herbs(I’ve used oregano here) and simmer for few more minutes and remove.
(If you want you can bake it after adding cheese.I usually don’t do any baking as I am a bit lazy ,and also my kid seems to be satisfied with the way it is.)You can also add cooked meat,cooked seafood or even boiled egg into it.