How to make Spinach and Corn Tortellini in Basil Butter Sauce -

Tortellini stuffed with spinach and corn mixture served with basil butter sauce – absolutely delicious.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Semolina (rawa/suji) (रवा/सूजी)

Cuisine : Mexican

Course : Noodles and Pastas

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Spinach and Corn Tortellini in Basil Butter Sauce

Spinach and Corn Tortellini in Basil Butter Sauce Recipe Card


Mexico, wild and barren in the north and sultry and hot in the south, offers a cuisine that reflects the culture of the country – colourful, rich, invigorating and always, always festive! 
The most common impression about Mexican food is that it is hot and wholesome and has many similarities with Indian food. And like Indian cuisine Mexican is not one single cuisine but many. There is a feast of flavours for the food lover as the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean teem with fish, while the adjoining regions bloom with luscious fruit like pineapple and papayas. The high plateau yields wonderful vegetables and the north is cattle country…..and to bind all these in one single string are chillies…in every shape, colour and size, from the subtle to the strong, producing a signature to Mexican cuisine.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Spinach and Corn Tortellini in Basil Butter Sauce Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 1½ cups

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Olive oil 1 teaspoon + 1 tablespoon

  • Spinach finely chopped 1 bunch

  • Corn kernels crushed boiled ½ cup

  • Butter 1-2 tablespoons

  • Olive oil 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic crushed 1 tablespoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Milk 1 tablespoon

  • Black pepper powder ½ teaspoon

  • Fresh basil leaves 4-5 + for garnishing

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

To make fresh dough pasta, mix refined flour, semolina and salt in a bowl, add sufficient water and knead into a stiff dough. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and knead again. Rest.

Step 2

To prepare filling, heat butter and olive oil in a non-stick pan, add garlic and onion and sauté till translucent.

Step 3

Add refined flour and sauté for a minute. Add spinach, salt and corn kernels and mix well.

Step 4

Add milk and pepper powder and cook till spinach is done.

Step 5

Dust refined flour on the worktop, divide the dough into equal portions, shape them into balls and roll out into thin discs, cut out small roundels with a cookie cutter.

Step 6

Put some filling in the center of each roundel, apply some water on the edges and seal. Bring the edges down and pinch them together to make a tortellini.

Step 7

Heat sufficient water in a deep non-stick pan, add salt and 1 teaspoon olive, add tortellini and blanch them.

Step 8

Transfer the blanched tortellini into a bowl of chilled water.

Step 9

To make basil butter sauce, heat butter in a small non-stick pan, add some water, salt and mix well.

Step 10

Tear basil leaves and add to the pan. Toss to mix and cook for a minute.

Step 11

Serve the tortellini hot with the basil butter sauce.

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