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Spinach Pasta- tiffin box recipe

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Pastas are always kids’ favorites. What if we add variety of veggies and greens to the pasta and make it healthier and colorful? Isn’t it a Wow idea! Here is Spinach pasta recipe Aps Kitchen way. There are 4 important steps to this recipe – 1)Steam and puree the spinach. 2)Boil the pasta. 3)Make the bechamel/white sauce. 4)Sautee the veggies if adding in another pan.
Ingredients measuring cup used ,1 cup = 250ml 1.5 cup Boiled whole wheat or multi grain Farfalle Pasta (1 Cup Raw Farfalle Pasta) 1 cup Spinach Puree (made from 3-4 cups of raw spinach (i dint blanch spinach in this recipe) 2 Garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp All-purpose flour/wheat flour 1.5 cups milk 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan Cheese 1 tablespoon Olive oil or butter 2 tsp of mixed herbs 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper powder salt to taste Instructions Bechamel Sauce: Heat Olive oil in a pan on medium flame. Add a tsp of minced garlic and sauté for 30 secs. To this add the flour (I use wheat and Maida mix) . roast the flour until you get a good aroma m…

Pumpkin Paratha

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Paratha is the best thing to pack for the kids tiffin. a new variant for Paratha. 
Pumpkin Paratha recipe
Ingredients :
Pumpkin Puree – 1cup Wheat flour – 1 ½ cups Red chilli powder – ½ tsp Cumin/Jeera powder – 1/4th tsp Carom seeds/ajwain – 1/4th tsp Garam masala powder- 1/4th tsp Salt to taste Water to knead Ghee or oil for frying

Method:

To make pumpkin puree- peel and chop the pumpkin into cubes, cook them with little water until cooked. You can even pressure cook them. Allow it to cool and puree them in a blender.


To make Paratha
In a bowl add all the ingredients mentioned above apart from water. Mix well and add water if required. Knead into a soft pliable dough. Rest the dough for 10 minutes. Make small balls of the dough and roll them into round parathas by dusting some dry flour to it. (just like chapathis). Heat a griddle/tawa and cook the rolled paratha on both the sides until brown spots appear on both the sides. Apply ghee/oil on both sides and take it off the griddle. Serve with pickle/achar …