How to make Spinach Gnocchi with Tomatoes -

Spinach and potato gnocchi served with spicy tomato sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Fresh spinach leaves (palak) (ताज़ा पालक), Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Noodles and Pastas

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Spinach Gnocchi with Tomatoes

Spinach Gnocchi with Tomatoes Recipe Card


Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Spinach Gnocchi with Tomatoes Recipe

  • Fresh spinach leaves (palak) blanched 8-10

  • Potatoes peeled and boiled 4 medium

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Garlic crushed 2½ tablespoon

  • Refined flour (maida) ½ cup

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoon

  • Extra-virgin olive oil 4 tablespoon

  • Fresh basil leaves 7-8


Step 1

To make gnocchi, boil 2 cups water in a deep non-stick pan.

Step 2

Mash potatoes in a bowl.

Step 3

Finely chop spinach leaves and add to the potato along with crushed peppercorns, salt, 1 tbsp garlic and refined flour and mix well. Knead the mixture into soft dough. Divide the dough into 7-8 equal portions and shape them into medium-sized balls. Put them in the boiling water and cook till fully done. Drain and discard water.

Step 4

To make tomato sauce, heat olive oil in another non-stick pan, add remaining garlic and sauté till lightly browned. Add tomato puree, crushed peppercorns and salt and mix well. Cook till the gravy thickens.

Step 5

Heat extra-virgin olive oil in the 3rd non-stick pan, add the gnocchi and saute, stirring continuously, till lightly browned on all the sides.

Step 6

Put tomato sauce in a soup plate, roughly tear basil leaves and place over it. Top with gnocchi and serve immediately.

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