Monday, February 14, 2011

Ravioli- Spinach, ricotta & more....

If there was one dish that I always wanted to create, it is ravioli- The spinach and ricotta cheese works its magic and creates a unique flavor. I always get a ready made packet and never tried it from scratch. Over the weekend, I got my lazy bones to work and created my very own spinach & ricotta filled ravioli. Do invest in a good pasta machine, if you want things simpler and easier- otherwise, you will literally be spending half a day making this (like me)-

What do we need- (for the base)

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 eggs
pinch of salt

What do we need- (for the filling)

4-5 garlic cloves (crushed and chopped)
250 gms spinach leaves chopped
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
freshly ground black pepper

How did I make it?

Combine the flour, eggs and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix it to a fine dough (if need be add a bit of water). Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead well for 5 minutes, until smooth. Wrap in a clear film and leave to rest in the fridge for 20 minutes. 

Filling preparation-
In a wok, saute garlic and add the chopped spinach leaves. Cook the spinach leaves till they have reduced in volume and tender. Once the spinach is cooked, place it in a bowl, blend in the ricotta and season with black pepper.

Final touch-

Divide the dough into 4 pieces and flatten slightly. With the help of a rolling pin, roll out each piece into thin sheets. Using a cookie cutter, stamp out small rounds. Top half the rounds with filling. Brush the edges with water and place another round of pasta on top of each. Press the edges firmly to seal. Cook in boiling salted water for 3-4 minutes. Drain well and toss with Arrabiata sauce (enough to liberally coat the pasta but not drown it)- Enjoyyyyyy!


  1. Nicely done! I'm just back from the gym and my mouth is literally watering... I can't tell you how good this looks!! Wow!!

  2. I can’t stop looking at the photos- it looks delicious..awesome job here!
    Happy V day to you n your loved ones :)

    US Masala

  3. Simply superb - I made a similar effort when I decided to make my own gnocchi a few days ago - very rewarding! - Your ravioli turned out perfect - Looks healthy and delicious

  4. Those raviolis looks absolutely cute and irresistible..Mindblowing filling..

  5. Its simply Great.
    Nowadays U are inventing new things.Very nice and mouthwatering toooooooooooo.

  6. Great job making ravioli for the first time!! It definitely can be time consuming. If you have a Kitchenaid mixer, I highly highly highly recommend getting their pasta roller attachment, as it makes rolling out pasta EVEN FASTER than with the old-fashioned crank it yourself type of machine. You can quickly whip up fresh pasta mid-week if you like!! I can't wait to see your future ravioli-making adventures :)

  7. You did a beautiful job with this. I keep meaning to try my hand at making pasta...and I keep putting it off!

  8. Looks delicious.. The pictures are so good.. I should try this sometime..

  9. That looks fantastic. Love the step by step photos!

  10. suchitra this looks so yummy! love the combination of ricotta and spinach cant go wrong!

  11. I love spinach and pasta! We have a pasta maker, but we're afraid that we would gain so much weight, because we couldn't stop eating the pasta. Might have to dig it out!



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