Pink Sauce Pasta recipe
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Serves: 2-3
  • 1 Cup=100gms Penne Pasta
  • 100 gms Veggies (Broccoli, Red and Yellow bell peppers)
  • 1 small=50gms Onions (cut into small cubes)
  • 1 small=70gms Tomatoes (cut into small cubes)
  • ⅓rd Cup=70ml Fresh Cream
  • 2 medium sized=180gms Tomatoes pureed
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • ½ tsp White Pepper Powder
  • 2-3 Olives (sliced)
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 4-5 Cloves of Garlic (finely chopped)
  • ½ tsp Chili flakes
  • 1 cube of processed cheese
  • Basil leaves
  1. In a large pan, boil water. For 1 Cup Pasta, we will use 5 Cup of water. Add 2 tsp Olive Oil in the boiling water and add 1 tbsp Salt
  2. As water starts boiling, add pasta. We are using Durum Wheat Pasta and it takes 12-15mins for getting cooked. Always follow the cooking instructions written on pasta packet. Maida (Plain flour) Pasta takes 10 mins to cook. While Pasta gets boiled, lets Blanch vegetables.
  3. In a large pot, boil water. Add 1 tsp Sugar. Add Vegetables (Broccoli and Bell Peppers). Cook only for 2 mins. After 2 mins, remove veggies. Drain the water and transfer it to ice-water bath.
  4. Transfer veggies to Ice-cold water. This will stop the residual cooking and will retain the crunch in veggies.
  5. We have cooked pasta for 13 mins. Pasta is al dente cooked. Remove it from the water and transfer to a large plate. Spread cooked pasta in a plate and drizzle some oil on top
  6. In a large pan, add 2 tbsp Olive Oil. Add Butter and allow it to melt. Add Onions and cook until it becomes translucent
  7. After 2 mins of cooking, add chopped garlic. Cook until Garlic becomes brown at its edges. After a min, add chopped tomatoes
  8. Add Tomato Puree and some Salt. Cook until tomatoes become little soft.
  9. After 2-3 mins of cooking, add tomato ketchup, add Chili Flakes and grated processed cheese and mix well.
  10. After all the ingredients are mixed, now add fresh cream. Before adding cream, turn off the heat. After adding cream, mix quickly. This prevents curdling of cream.
  11. Put Pan back on heat. Pink Sauce is almost ready. Now add White Pepper Powder. Add Basil leaves. Shred roughly. White pepper and Basil have intense flavor and aroma. So be careful while adding it to the dish.
  12. Add blanched vegetables and coat it with the sauce. Add boiled pasta ans mix well. Pasta in Pink Sauce is ready
  13. We have garnished pasta with Basil leaves and Olives
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