Spinach & Cottage Cheese Pasta

Since the required Mozzarella, Parmesan cheese for pastas is not always conveniently available, I thought of doing something with cottage cheese instead. If you love Paneer, you’d surely enjoy this recipe… Try this one out! Happy Cooking!! =)

Ingredients :
  • 1 packet dried Penne Pasta (or any pasta of your choice)
  • 1 bunch fresh Spinach
  • 200 gms Cottage Cheese (paneer) cubed
  • 7 Cloves of Garlic(finely chopped)
  • 2 med.size Onions (finely chopped)
  • 4 tbsps. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Cheddar Cheese (grated)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. dried Oregano
Method :
Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling, salted water as per packet directions.
Cook al dente*.
Drain & cool the pasta. Toss with a tsp. of olive oil.
Separate fresh spinach from the stalks.
Wash spinach leaves in water with a little salt. Rinse few times till the spinach is clean.
Drain the spinach. Blanch the spinach in boiling water for 2 to 3 mins. 
Drain & place the spinach in cold water for a few seconds. Drain & puree it in a blender.
In a large fry pan heat 3 tbsps.olive oil on med.heat. 
Add garlic & fry till for a minute & add chopped onions. Fry till soft. 
Then add the spinach puree & cook for 2 mins. 
Add cubed fresh cottage cheese & toss in the boiled pasta. 
Mix well, add oregano & stir for another minute.
Serve hot with grated cheddar cheese/cottage cheese.
* Al dente : Pasta should be cooked through but it should have a bite i.e. firm 
but not hard. 

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