Something I made : Ravioli Soup !

/hihi

I had a friend coming over for lunch today and I'd promised him Italian. I guess he's never had this, but he did say it was tasty!

I'm giving you the secret recipe for it!

Use it carefully :P

Ingredients :

For Ravioli :

3/4 tbsp Olive oil
60 g maida
a pinch of salt
4-5 tbsp Water.


Filling :

1 tsp Olive oil
100g Spinach
1/4 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp Basil
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Maida
50 g Paneer

For Soup :

3 cubes Maggi Vegetable Magic Masala
6 cups Water
3 tbsp Spring Onion (Chopped)
3 tbsp Mushroom (Sliced)
or 
3-4 pieces Baby corns (Sliced)
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Garnish :

2 tbsp Olive oil
2 cloves Garlic
2 slices made into Breadcrumbs

/sweat

Now that you've got that fairly extensive ingredient list, what are you gonna do?

Work step by step!

For Ravioli Dough :

  1. Clean the slab properly and wipe it dry.
  2. Place all the Maida in a heap and make a small well in it.
  3. Pour the oil and salt into it.
  4. Mix with a light hand.
  5. Now putting little bit water at a time mix the dough.
  6. Keep kneading properly till all the powdery stuff becomes a ball.
  7. I kneaded it a lot till the dough became as smooth as a baby's bum :P
  8. The kneading is the key. It has to have a slight "pull" to it wothout breaking.
  9. Cover with a moist cloth and keep aside. 


For Filling :



  • Snip the Basil and Spinach with kitchen scissors. You can chop too, but I LOVE snipping all leafy stuff.



  • Saute the Spinach in the olive oil till its wilted and almost dry.
  • Add seasonings.
  • Add the crumbled paneer and maida.

I'm making paneer side by side :P
  • The filling should be quite dry. (Not oily/wet)



For Ravioli :

  • Divide the pasta into two lumps.
  • Roll out the Pasta as thinly as possible into a rough rectangle. Divide into strips.

  • Place a small ball of filling in intervals of 1 inch or so.


  • Run a dampened pastry brush or a wet finger around the ball of filling.


  • Place another strips over it and press in a criss cross fashion around it.

  • Cut the Ravioli into squares.


 For Soup :


  • Put the water into a pan with the Maggi cubes and bring to boil.
  • Add the chopped spring onions, mushroom or baby corn and ravioli and bring to a boil.




  • Season with pepper and salt.


For the Garnish :
  • I toast a few breadcrumbs with grated garlic. I sprinkle that over every bowl :)
CAUTION:  /please
  • Never reduce the heat or the Ravioli shall burst. /floor
  • Also If you want to reheat, do it in the microwave.


This recipe is really really easy.
I could make it within 30-40 minutes at home. 

Its a very very light soup and goes well as a starter. My personal favourite :P

Do tell me how it was!

/bye


5 Responses so far.

  1. Wow!Homemade ravioli sounds delicious. Thank you for the recipe. Will def try this.

  2. Cool!

    You can also fill mince inside the ravioli and use chicken stock for the soup :)

  3. Fantastic !!

    what a great idea..:)

    love your blog its very cute :):)

  4. Anonymous says:

    CHILLERRR!!!!

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