How good it would be to enjoy your pasta without the guilt of it being too unhealthy. I am an avid fan of pasta. But with all the overload of cheese I have to let it go….well kind of.
I like to make my own versions at home. Its like my ultimate comfort food. Here is one such version of a “healthy” pasta.
I have used whole wheat white sauce and spinach adds an extra healthy element in the sauce. It just zings up the pasta into some incredible flavor.
Prepare the spinach by pressure cooking for 10 minutes & blend till smooth.
Now add 3 tsp of whole wheat flour in a big glass. Full it with half of water and rest half with milk. Mix thoroughly till no lumps are left.
Take 1 packet of drumwheat spaghetti pasta and cook in boiling salted water for about 10 min til al-Dante. Strain and keep aside.
Additionally prepare the veggies you want to put in pasta. I have chopped yellow, red and green bell pepper, some cabbage, an onion. Saute it in 1tbsp oil until nicely charred.
Now for final assembly-
Take a deep non stick pan/kadai. Add 1 tsp garlic and herbs butter. Pour in the whole wheat mix. Use a whisk at this time as the mix will start to thicken. As it thickens lower the gas flame. Add salt and pepper as per your taste. Keep whisking for about 3-4 min in total. Add in the spinach puree.
Now add the pasta and the veggies and mix well.