torta pasqualina

Torta Pasqualina Easter Pie,a fusion version

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 persons
Author indrani



  • puff pastry dough
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • salt to taste


  • 2 cups of  spinach
  • 1 cup of  cottage cheese
  • 1 cup of grated cheddar and mozzarella or processed pizza cheese
  • 1 tsp roasted carom seeds
  • 1/2 cup onions chopped
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp chilly flakes
  • 2 chopped green chilies
  • 1 tbsp Mixed Italian herbs (dried oregano,rosemary,basil)
  • 1 tsp Black pepper coarsely ground
  • eggs 6
  • butter 1/4 cup melted for brushing



filling (Layer 1)

  1. Boil the spinach with little salt
  2. Add 1/2 tsp  of oil in the pan and fry onions and garlic.
  3. Add the spices (carom seeds,chilly flakes,green chilies,Italian herbs )followed by spinach and saute.
  4. Cook till the water dries.
  5. take off from the pan and chop the spinach very fine.

Spinach filling

  1. filling (Layer 2)
  2. blend the cottage cheese with little salt
  3. Add 1 egg and mix
  4. Add black pepper powder


  1. Mix water,salt and oil together.
  2. Add this mixture to the flour in batches while mixing with fingers till it forms a soft mixture.
  3. knead this dough well and keep it covered.


  1. Roll out layers from the dough
  2. Make 4 medium sized balls of dough ,for 4 pastry sheets,two at the bottom,two for the top.
  3. I still had some dough remaining.You can add more sheets if you want.
  4. grease a spring-form cake pan
  5. roll a ball of dough with the rolling pin as thin as possible.Lay it carefully over the pan.
  6. brush with butter and add another layer.
  7. fill with the spinach mixture.
  8. add the cottage cheese mixture.
  9. Make 5 small depressions with your finger .
  10. Separate the egg yolk from the 5 eggs.
  11. Add these egg yolks one by one into these depressions
  12. pour over the egg white.
  13. Sprinkle some salt.
  14. cover with grated cheese.
  15. cover the pie with more 2 to 3 layers of pastry sheet.
  16. Brush the top with butter.
  17. I decorated with some flour roses.
  18. bake for 40 minutes,till the top is brown.