Potato Gnocchi in Mushroom Sauce


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Potato Gnocchi in Mushroom Sauce

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Potato Gnocchi, a classic Italian preparation of potatoes, stands apart from potato fritters that are usually deep-fried. Instead, a mixture of potatoes and plain flour is shaped into flattened cylinders and boiled in salted water to make these dainty potato gnocchi. Handle the gnocchi carefully because it is quite delicate! It is, however, the perfect addition to this succulent sauce of mushrooms cooked with fresh cream and mixed herbs. Potato Gnocchi in Mushroom Sauce turns out to be a perfectly exotic dish that treats your palate to delicate textures and herby flavours. Serve along with Baked Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce and Baked Vegetable Risotto .

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Potato Gnocchi in Mushroom Sauce recipe - How to make Potato Gnocchi in Mushroom Sauce

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 servings
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Ingredients

For The Potato Gnocchi
1 cup boiled and grated potatoes
5 tbsp plain flour (maida)
salt to taste
salt and 1 tablespoon oil for cooking the gnocchi

For The Mushroom Sauce
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms (khumbh)
1/2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
2 tbsp fresh cream
1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
1/2 tbsp cornflour
salt to taste
Method
For the potato gnocchi

    For the potato gnocchi
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead well to form a dough.
  2. Divide the mixture into 15 equal portions.
  3. Shape each portion into a cylindrical roll 25 mm. (1") in length. Lightly flatten each gnocchi using a fork. Keep aside.
  4. Boil enough water in a broad non-stick pan, add little salt and oil.
  5. Drop half of the gnocchi pieces into it and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  6. Repeat step 5 to boil and drain the remaining gnocchi. Keep aside.

For the mushroom sauce

    For the mushroom sauce
  1. Combine the cornflour and ¼ cup of water in a bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the mushrooms, fresh cream, mixed herbs and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the cornflour-water mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Just before serving, re-heat the mushroom sauce, add the prepared potato gnocchi and toss gently.
  2. Serve immediately.
Accompaniments

Calzone 
Cassata, Sponge Cake Layered with Vanilla and Coffee Ice Cream 
Garlic Basil Ravioli with Alfredo Sauce 
Sun Dried Tomatoes and Cheese Roll 

Nutrient values per serving
Energy144 cal
Protein3 g
Carbohydrates22.1 g
Fiber1.1 g
Fat5.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A137.1 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31.5 mg
Vitamin C6.8 mg
Folic Acid15.1 mcg
Calcium21.8 mg
Iron1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium25.8 mg
Potassium172.6 mg
Zinc0.5 mg

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Reviews

Potato Gnocchi in Mushroom Sauce
5
 on 18 Jul 15 04:25 PM


Potato gnocchi in mushroom sauce.. super creamy.. the fresh cream.. herbs added gives a nice flavour to the sauce,and the gnocchi is so soft that just melts in the mouth.. mushroom lovers will love this recipe..