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Potato And Spinach Gnocchi With Saffron

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Spinach lends a light green colour to these delicious potato gnocchi flavoured with saffron.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 11-15 minutes

Servings : 4

Potato And Spinach Gnocchi With Saffron

Main Ingredients

Potatoes,, Spinach,





Level Of Cooking



  • Potatoes, roasted and mashed
    3 medium
  • Spinach, boiled in salted water and chopped
    1 medium bunch
  • Saffron (kesar), dissolved in milk
    1 gram
  • Olive oil
    4 tablespoons
  • Onion , chopped
    1 medium
  • Garlic, chopped
    1 tablespoon
  • Black peppercorns, freshly crushed
    1 teaspoon
  • Egg yolks
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Ricotta cheese
    60 grams
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
    100 grams
  • Refined flour (maida)
    60 grams
  • Butter,clarified
    100 grams
  • Lemon zest,grated
    1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat sufficient water in a deep non stick pan. Heat 2 tbsps olive in another non stick pan, add onion and sauté till soft and translucent.

Step 2

Add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add ½ tsp freshly crushed black peppercorns and mix well.

Step 3

Add spinach and mix well. Sauté on low heat for 1 minute.

Step 4

Place potatoes in a bowl, make a well in the centre, add egg yolks, saffron milk and mix well.

Step 5

Add the spinach mixture and salt and mix well. Add ricotta and parmesan cheese and mix gently.

Step 6

Sprinkle refined flour and mix into a dough. Divide it into two parts and roll each into a thick rope.

Step 7

Cut into small pieces. Roll the pieces in a little refined flour and shape into oval gnocchis.

Step 8

Add a little salt and remaining olive oil to the boiling water.

Step 9

Heat clarified butter in a third non stick pan, add grated lemon zest to it.

Step 10

Add remaining crushed black pepper and mix well. Lemon butter sauce is ready.

Step 11

Add gnocchis to the boiling water. When they rise to the surface, remove them from the water and add them to the lemon sauce and lightly toss.

Step 12

Transfer the gnocchi onto a serving plate and pour remaining sauce over and serve hot.

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