Saturday, September 24, 2011

Gnocchi in a minty tomato sauce

Phew....what started as a hobby has now become a high pressure job! Yes, I am talking about the blog ;) - I have so many ideas floating and buzzing but when it comes to execution less than 1% of my ideas actually become a reality. I have to put in a praise for some blogs that I frequent and follow- the pictures, the innovative recipes & some are exceptionally talented in writing. Here I am struggling to get in one decent post per week :(

Okay, enough with the negativity and focussing on creativity here is my post on a pasta dish- Gnocchi (soft dumplings made with flour, egg, cheese and potato). I love gnocchi & cooking it is super easy. You can make gnocchi from scratch but a lazy bone like me prefers to get it ready made from the shop and keep things easier ;) What is special is the sauce I made for the dish- a simple blend of tomatoes with mint touch. I am partial to this pasta and can eat gnocchi all day long! ah, yum! Go on, indulge-


  • 500 grams Gnocchi 
  • Olive oil 
  • 4-5 tomatoes (pureed)
  • One large onion (chopped)
  • Mint leaves (small bunch of leaves)
  • 1 or 2 dry hot red chillies, broken into pieces/ alternatively you can use paprika powder 3/4 tsp or 1/2 tsp depending on your spice level
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Garlic- 4-5 cloves, minced
  • Crushed black pepper 
  • Grated cheese (parmesan) for topping

In a pan, saute the onion and garlic with olive oil. Once the onion has softened, add the pureed tomatoes and paprika powder. Cook the mixture for few minutes before seasoning it with salt and pepper. Allow it to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes till it thickens to a good sauce consistency. Wash the mint leaves and chop them roughly. Add it to the simmering sauce and give it a quick stir. Meanwhile, cook the gnocchi for two minutes in salted boiling water. Once cooked, drain excess water and keep it aside. Final touch- add the sauce to gnocchi and mix well. Serve with grated parmesan!


  1. Hi. Love the idea of adding mint to the sauce, must have added great fresh flavour. Good thinking there surely :)



  2. Looks very delicious and flavorful...

  3. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious.

  4. Adding mint sounds wonderfully refreshing..:) Loved those cute little dumplings..:)
    Scrumptious bowl food of hearty food..:)

  5. Wow...thats a wonderful dish!!!! Slurrp!!

  6. Mouthwatering dish.......Thanks for sharing.

  7. An exotic n delicious platter of food!Lovely flavors in there!

  8. gnocci n minty sauce that seems like an incredible combination! Would love to try that!!!

    Please do check out my blog anniversary giveaway, Suchi

    Cheers, priya

  9. Love that sauce with mint and chilly, very yummy!

  10. woohoooo- am salivating gal and loved your write-up a lot !



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