The Green Revolution Udon

Shuchi Mittal with an elaborate four step plan for pesto improvement.
By Shuchi Mittal

How to make a pesto sauce taste different?

Step 1: Don’t use basil

Step 2: Don’t use pine nuts

Step 3: Don’t use olive oil

Step 4: Finally, don’t make pesto at all.

The Green Revolution Udon
 
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A dish inspired by Popeye and Anime.
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Recipe Type: Main
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup boiled udon noodles
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, washed and cut (or you can use baby spinach salad leaves)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • ¼ onion, diced
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • ½ cup fresh green peas
  • ½ cup red pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Put the spinach and garlic in a blended to make a smooth paste. Put some water if required so that the paste is not too thick
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the onions and cook till transparent.
  3. Add the tomatoes and chilli and cook till the tomatoes are tender
  4. Stir in the spinach paste, add 2-3 tablespoons of water, salt & pepper. Cover and cook on medium flame till the spinach has lost its 'raw' flavour.
  5. Add in the udon, peas and peppers. Cover and cook for a few minutes
  6. Turn the flame to high and stir continuously to dry and remaining liquid. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
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