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Cooking with DKM

What? Are you cooking again?


What to do with 1kg of carrots…


Fiona Bun – Is this a rhetorical question… you give them to the buns!


Nope, you make…

Spiced Carrot & Feta Gnocchi in minted cream sauce

From Gourmet Vegetarian

1kg of carrots
200 g of feta, crumbled
280 g of flour
1/4 t ground nutmeg
1/4 t garam masala*
1 egg slightly beaten

2 spring onions
30 g butter
2 garlic cloves crushed
250 ml whipping cream
2 T shredded mint

Cut the carrots into large pieces and steam, boil or microwave until tender. Drain and allow to cool slightly before transferring to a food processor. Process the carrots and feta together. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Stir in sifted flour, spices and egg, and mix to form a soft dough. Lightly coat your fingertips with flour and shape teaspoons of the mixture into flat circles.

To make the minted cream sauce, slice the spring onion. Melt the butter in a frying pan, add garlic and spring onion and cook over over medium heat for 3 minutes, or until the garlic is soft and golden. Add the cream, bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes, of until the cream has slightly thickened. Remove from the heat and stir through the mint.

Meanwhile, cook the gnocchi, in batches, in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for about 2 minutes or until they float to the surface. Transfer to your plate and drizzle with cream sauce.

Spiced Carrot & Feta Gnocchi

They don’t look as well in the picture as they could… but they sure were tasty. I think they were just too hot when I took the picture. Where is a good food stylist when you need one?

Notes – I would add more spice next time.
* You can buy garam masala, but I prefer to make mine. I toast up coriander seed, black peppercorns, cumin seeds, dry ginger, cardamom seeds, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf and then grind it all up.

At least I get some skritches after she is all done!

Right there DKM... right there


37 responses

  1. That looks furry yummy although the original ‘rots looks pretty good, too. Did you get a taste?

    Happy Memorial Day!

    26-May-2008 at 6:29 pm

  2. Uh … we vote for the carrots plain!!!!

    26-May-2008 at 7:18 pm

  3. That looks like rabbitish food to me! I’ll wait for the scritches.

    26-May-2008 at 7:21 pm

  4. give the buns at least ONE carrot… you have some to spare ;-)

    26-May-2008 at 8:30 pm

  5. KC

    Mommie said those look furry good.
    Hope tha buns gotted some carrots, too.

    26-May-2008 at 8:58 pm

  6. *yuuumy* now it’s me who says *drool* again!
    they do look lovely to me!

    P.S. Did I tell you that I love your new blog design?!

    26-May-2008 at 9:35 pm

  7. Skritches are “yummy” too!

    26-May-2008 at 10:06 pm

  8. We are glad that you received some scritches – you deserve them!

    26-May-2008 at 10:35 pm

  9. It’s always such a pleasure visiting Diva Kitty and the fluffies! What with appetizing recipes, fabulous photos, and cuddly fluffies – and even the yarn & stuff is great. Thank you.:-)

    26-May-2008 at 10:36 pm

  10. Errmmm….that doesn’t look like cat food. We prefer normal kitty….or doggie treats.

    Spice Cats

    27-May-2008 at 12:13 am

  11. The PM says that looks pretty yummy but kind of time consuming. She has always wanted to try making gnocchi. She found a good recipe in Veggie Times but I think she’s chicken.

    27-May-2008 at 1:57 am

  12. Mommy used to be a vegetarian ’till she became diabetic (too many carbs) and that’s the type of recipe that she loved!
    Personally, I’m like you Sophia, I’d rather have skritches!

    27-May-2008 at 2:16 am

  13. Mom says, “English measurements, please.” I think that’s a good thing.

    27-May-2008 at 2:39 am

  14. Mum sez it looks yummy, but we’ll just settle furr the scritches.

    27-May-2008 at 2:56 am

  15. mmmm sounds delicioso and can’t beat dem scritches!

    27-May-2008 at 3:31 am

  16. Oh spice carrots… muy deliciosos!! (not to my cats, though)

    27-May-2008 at 4:01 am

  17. Those carrots look delicious, although Mommy must be part Bun cause she would rather have them raw!

    27-May-2008 at 4:16 am

  18. I bet the poor buns were dissapointed ;)
    I do not like carrots, but Mom does and she is smiling at that picture!
    Nice to see you got some scritches Sophia :)
    Purrs Mickey

    27-May-2008 at 4:53 am

  19. Nom nom nom nom…
    That’s Mom getting hungry but we kitties think we will pass
    this on to the buns…but we will all take a scritch please…

    27-May-2008 at 5:08 am

  20. Monty

    Did the buns test the carrots first for you?

    27-May-2008 at 5:59 am

  21. Mum says to be careful with the knife thingy. That is exactly the type of knife she had when she slice her finger in January. I hope some of the carrots went to Fi and Lando.

    27-May-2008 at 6:31 am

  22. Too bad my Mommie can’t cook because those gnocchi look delicious!

    27-May-2008 at 7:41 am

  23. I’m sure the buns were excited about the carrots, but really, the skritches were what looked best to me.

    27-May-2008 at 7:46 am

  24. We is not intristed in dat stuff, it’s not kitty food. But skritches are really good.

    27-May-2008 at 9:07 am

  25. Gnocchi is the favourite food of our mum…. and ravioli! She’s going to try your recipe, but we’re going to make sure we get at least one carrot for ourselves. Did Lando and Fiona get one too?

    27-May-2008 at 9:21 am

  26. Hmm…that might be enough carrots for buns but I think you should multiply that by 10 and then I’d be a happy horse!


    27-May-2008 at 9:49 am

  27. Mommy is droolin!!!

    27-May-2008 at 10:23 am

  28. I saw my first bun this weekend! It was rite outside the window. It got skairt and runned off reely fast. I want one!

    27-May-2008 at 11:11 am

  29. What terrific pictures the past two days! Our tummy’s are growling just looking at the delicious offerings!

    27-May-2008 at 4:30 pm

  30. I’m with you, Fiona — carrots should go to the buns first!

    27-May-2008 at 5:47 pm

  31. I like carrots. But I prefer broccoli. Have any good broccoli recipes?

    27-May-2008 at 6:31 pm

  32. Mom loves Carrots and she said she will try out your recipe DKM! Looks yummy! ((((((((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))))! Dad kept Mom busy all weekend, so we didn’t get to hug all our furiends!!
    Your FL furiends,

    27-May-2008 at 7:03 pm

  33. Now that is one smart bun-bunny!

    28-May-2008 at 3:52 am

  34. oh we thinks they look delicious ~Fluffy Tribe Ratz

    me too ~Jane

    29-May-2008 at 6:57 am

  35. We thinks our mum could learn a few things about cooking from your mum!!

    30-May-2008 at 4:38 pm

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