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Spinach and Cottage Cheese Ravioli

There are some days when you say to yourself, “This is too easy and boring..Lets complicate life a bit.” Ok, no one really says that, but adding a little challenge to a mundane existence does spice things up! This kind of thinking also occurs in the beginning of the year when resolutions are made with hearts braver (or more foolish) than the rest of the saner months. So my challenge was to make ravioli – from scratch. Huh! Did I disappoint you? Maybe you thought I was going to Base Jump?? Well considering this is a food blog lets stick to my adventures in cooking. So here’s my Spinach and Cottage Cheese Ravioli, which really was a LABOUR of love. It took me a good 2 hours to make, cause I hand rolled the pasta. Of course you can be saner and just buy some and toss it into the pan… But where’s your sense of smug achievement? Happy New Year by the way. 🙂

Spinach and Cottage Cheese Ravioli

Cooking time: 2 hrs
Serves: 4

What you need:
Home Made Pasta:
1 ½ cup plain flour
2 med Eggs
2 Tbsp Oil
¼ tsp Salt
Filling:
1 Tbsp Oil
3 Garlic cloves
½ Onion
½ tsp Chili flakes
2 bunches fresh Spinach (blanch, drain and finely chop)
100 gms Cottage cheese
Sauce:
1 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp Plain Flour
2-3 Tbsp Fresh Cream
1 cup Milk
100 gms Cheddar
¼ tsp Oregano and Parsley
¼ tsp Chili flakes
¼ tsp Salt

What to do:
Pasta: In a bowl sift flour with salt. Beat eggs with 1 tsp water add oil and mix. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and mix to get a soft smooth dough. Keep covered for an hour to let the dough rise.
Filling: Heat oil, add minced garlic then chopped onion. Add chili flakes and sauté well. Add spinach let it wilt. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from fire and cool. Mix grated cottage cheese and keep aside.
Sauce: Heat butter, take off the heat and add flour. Mix well and return to fire to cook for a minute. Add ¾ th of the milk slowly and cook to get a smooth thick sauce. Add the cream, remaining milk and half of the grated cheddar cheese. Give one boil and keep aside.
Now, roll the dough into 2 thin sheets. Place filling 1 inch apart. Cover with second sheet. Press both sheets together properly. Cut it into squares and immediately toss into salted boiling water and cook for 3-4 mins. Remove and plate the ravioli, spoon the sauce over it and garnish with chilli flakes and herbs.

P.S. I licked my plate clean! 🙂

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