Creamy Tomato Spinach Pasta

Healthy Chowmien - thatindiancurry


-1 cup The Better Flour Penne Pasta
-400 gms Tomato puree
-¼ cup reserved pasta water
-2 minced Garlic
-100 gms Cream cheese
-50 gms Parmesan cheese
-1 tbsp Dried or fresh basil 150 gms Baby spinach
-1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
-Salt & pepper (chili flakes, optional)


-Boil water, add salt & olive oil
-Add 1 cup emmer wheat pasta to the boiling water and let it cook for 1-2 minutes
-Stir gently until the pasta is cooked
-Rinse the cooked pasta in cold water and add some olive oil
-Sauté garlic and chilli flakes in olive oil until fragrant.
-Add the tomato puree, salt, pepper and cook for about 5 minutes.
-Stir in cream cheese, dried basil, parmesan, pasta water until combined.
-Add the spinach and cook for a couple of minutes until wilted.
-Add the pasta to the skilled and toss until nicely coated, and serve

- In a large mixing bowl take 2 cup
   Original flour blend, ¼ tsp baking
   soda and 1 tsp baking powder and ¾ tsp
   salt. Mix well.
- Add 2 tbsp oil, ¼ cup curd and 1 tsp     
   garlic. Mix well
- Further, add water as required and
   knead to a smooth and soft dough.
- Grease the dough with oil, cover and
   rest for 2 hours.
- Meanwhile prepare garlic butter by
   mixing 3 tbsp butter, 1 tsp garlic and 2
   tbsp coriander. after 2 hours, knead the
   dough slightly to remove if any air
   present in the dough pinch a ball sized
- Gently roll to oval shape using a rolling
   pin. Make sure you do not make too thin
   nor thick and also keep the size in mind.
   It should not be larger than your tawa
- Grease with water over naan. Make sure
   you coat uniformly (helps naan to stick
   on tawa) furthermore, slowly flip over
   and put it on hot tawa. Remember, be
   gentle and put the water coated side
   down to tawa.
- Slightly press. This helps the naan to
   stick on to the tawa and when you flip
   the tawa upside down it will be intact.
- Now after a minute, flip the tawa upside
   down and cook naan directly on flame       till they turn golden brown.
- Also brush with some prepared garlic 
   butter mixed with coriander leaves.
   Gently scrape the naan from the bottom
   and remove.
- Finally, serve garlic naan hot with your   
   favourite curry like mattar paneer.