Sunday, 27 October 2013

Pasta with roasted vegetable sauce

Being a woman is a real challenge isn't it ? No matter how you feel ,sick,tired,bored or frustrated,there is this instinct within you which makes you cook and take care of your family.All the three of us have a bad cold and the last thing I wanted to do was to stand near the stove and saute stuff  :)That was when this pasta came to my rescue :P Pasta is a real blessing on days when you don't feel like standing near the stove for a long time.This recipes's adapted from one of Sanjeev Kapoor's  recipes.It's a real yummy dish and healthy too.I used spelt flour pasta which makes it even more healthier.So off to the recipe ......

Serves 2 - 3
You'll Need :
Capsicum - 1(chopped into big pieces)
Onion - 1 big (chopped)
Carrot - 1(chopped)
Garlic - 2 cloves (grated)
Tomatoes - 2 medium - big
Oregano - 1 tsp
Thyme - 1/2 tsp
salt - as needed
Pepper - 1/2 tsp or as needed
Cream or whole milk - 4 - 5 tbsp
Cheese(grated)- 4 -5 tbsp
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Pasta - 125 g
Broccoli - 10 florets - broken into small pieces
Butter - 2 tbsp

-Boil the pasta with a tsp of olive oil and salt until it's cooked.
-In a baking tray spread the chopped Capsicum,onion and carrot pieces.Sprinkle olive oil or with a brush apply some olive oil on the pieces
-Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 10 minutes.
-Then let the vegetables cool,grind them to a fine paste with sufficient water.
-Add the tomatoes to very hot water and after 2 minutes remove them from the water and peel the skin.Grind them to a fine paste.
-In a pan add the olive oil and when it heats up add the grated garlic,saute for a  minute or two.
-Then add the ground capsicum,onion and carrot paste and saute for 2 minutes.
-Add the tomato paste,thyme and oregano and mix well.Add salt as needed and mix well.
-Cover with the lid and let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes.Keep stirring occasionally.
-Add the cream and mix well and let it simmer for another 4 minutes.
-Add pepper as needed and mix well.The sauce is done !
-To a pan add the butter and when it heats up add the broccoli and a salt as needed.Saute on a low flame for 5 -8 minutes until the florets are slightly crisp .
-Add the sauce to the cooked pasta and mix well.Sprinkle the cheese.Add the butter fried broccoli and mix well.
-You could also sprinkle chopped fresh basil leaves.Enjoy :)

Thanks for stopping by ! Happy Cooking !


  1. splendid this looks dear!.. O.. sad that you all r suffering.. The weather is bad at times and chances of a bad cold is very high.. Do take care of your health.. :)

  2. Don't even remind me how it feels to cook on a sick day.Heremost often it narrows down to porridge.
    That is really nice ur family likes pasta on such days.I think it is a really good idea because all the spices awaken the senses.
    Pasta looks yummy with roasted veg sauce.

  3. Beautifully cooked tempting pasta..Delicious

  4. Agreed that being a woman can be challenging. I hate it when everyone fall sick because it comes back to the woman to care for all. Usually when I am sick, my other half will pack food and I feel great about it.

    Pasta is once a while for us because we are more for rice and noodles, yet I love the simplicity and the outcome.

  5. Yummy pasta and nice clicks too.

  6. I too hate to cook when I'm sick.. Wow! Loved this recipe.. Yummy looking pasta Reni.. Get well soon dear :-)

  7. I love pasta <3 Thanks for the recipe <3 :)

  8. Very delicious, love the roasted vegetable sauce..

  9. Pasta looks godly :) Do visit mine, ongoing giveaway

  10. Delicious pasta with roasted veggies Reni, Love that each one coat very well with sauce. Don't ask me howmuch I hate cold and also cooking with it.

  11. Very tempting and inviting pasta Reni, love it....

  12. Simple and so delicious! I love the veggie sauce.

  13. yummy pasta with roasted veggies....totally love it...

  14. delicious and inviting pasta with loads of veggies, love it...

  15. hey hope you are feeling better now...take care..
    pastas are indeed life saver... yours look very tasty.
    i too use whole wheat pasta for a healthier version. BTW what is spelt flour?

    1. Thanks Pankti :-) spelt flour is very similar to whole wheat's more nutritious and widely used here....i'm not sure if you find it in India though :(

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