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


Method:
-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 .
Assembly:
-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 !


21 comments:

  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.. :)

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  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.

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  3. Beautifully cooked tempting pasta..Delicious

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  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.

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  5. Yummy pasta and nice clicks too.

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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  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?

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

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  16. (Video) How To Cook The Perfect Pasta - Gordon Ramsay
    http://www.any.gs/a0LS

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