Pasta for two people, cooked as per directions – I used whole wheat spaghetti.
Taste wise this was fantastic – the peanut chutney complimented the spinach-garlic-basil tastes superbly. Nutrition wise also it made a lot of sense to me – adding the protein component in the form of peanuts to the carb and fibre rich spinach pasta was a great idea. All those who watch their calories and weight usually stay away from peanuts – but in small quantities, they are rich in unsaturated fats and are actually considered to reduce belly fat!
If your kid is not allergic to nuts, this is perfect toddler food too, probably easier to eat if the pasta is a smaller one like macaroni. Our boy loved to play with the spaghetti on my plate and our idea of placing a teeny bit of spinach and pasta on every spoon of curd rice (his dinner) was a hit idea to make quick work of his dinner 🙂
I’m sure any other nuts like walnuts, cashews or almonds will give a new twist to this taste and that’s what I’ll try this with next time! Do let me know how this recipe turned out for you 🙂