Monday, February 8, 2016

Penne Pasta in Pumpkin Sauce


Olive Oil - 4 tbsp
Red Capsicum - 1 roughly chopped
Pumpkin - 1 big piece
Penne Pasta - 250 gm
Milk - 200 ml
Black salt - 1 tsp
Whole pepper - 12 nos
Broccoli - 1 floret cut and blanched
Pepper powder - according to taste
Salt - according to taste
Mixed herbs - 1 1/2 tsp
Basil leaves - a few
Olives - a few
Cream/Cream Cheese - 2 tbsp
Grated Cheese - a little for garnish

Method :

Boil the pasta and give it a cold water wash. Keep it aside.
Next add 2 tbsp olive oil in a wok and add the pumpkin and saute for 7 mins.
Next add the red capsicum, 1 tsp black salt  and the whole pepper.
Saute till the veggies become soft and tender. Turn off the gas. Allow it to cool.
Add the milk to the pumpkin mixture and blend it to smooth paste,
Next heat the remaining 2 tbsp oil and add the cooked pasta. Saute for a few minutes.
Then add the broccoli and black salt. Saute for a few more minutes.
Pour the pumpkin sauce into the pasta. Add the herbs and  basil leaves also.
Saute for 2 mins. Add the cream next and mix well.
Turn off the heat and garnish with olives and cheese.

P.S - Cream is optional. You can avoid it if you a calorie conscious. This will turn intro an ekadesi recipe if you minus the pasta and add veggies only.

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