How to make Gnocchi -

Popular Italian pasta commonly made with potatoes is cooked with some garlic and red chilli flakes

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Sea salt (समुद्री नमक )

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Noodles and Pastas


Gnocchi Recipe Card


Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 1-1.30 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Gnocchi Recipe

  • Potatoes 4-5 medium

  • Sea salt as required

  • Egg yolk 1

  • Refined flour (maida) 1/2 cup

  • Nutmeg powder a pinch

  • Salt to taste

  • Olive oil 1/4 cup

  • Garlic , chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli flakes 1/2 tablespoon

  • Black peppercorns , crushed to taste

  • Fresh parsley , chopped 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Preheat the oven at 180º C.

Step 2

Spread sea salt on a small baking tray, arrange the potatoes on it and cover the tray with aluminium foil. Keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes.

Step 3

Remove from oven cool slightly and peel the potatoes. Mash the potatoes and pass through a strainer into a bowl. Add egg yolk, refined flour, nutmeg powder and salt, mix and knead into a dough. Divide the dough into equal portions (approximately 2cm in length and 1.5 cms breadth).

Step 4

Press each portion between two forks and shape into a gnocchi.

Step 5

Boil 4-5 cups of water in a deep non-stick pan, slide in the gnocchis and blanch till they float on top. Drain and immerse in ice cold water. Drain and set aside.

Step 6

Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan, add garlic, red chilli flakes and crushed peppercorns, mix and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add the gnocchis and salt and toss well. Add parsley toss well.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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