Beet Saucy Penne with Broccoli Crown

Beet Saucy Penne with Broccoli Crown

Ah! Ah! You might be wondering what is this? Yes, this is a very special pasta recipe which is my favourite. Penne mixed in Beetroot sauce served with Butter tossed Broccoli Mix and Garlic Bread Toast or simply serve the Beet Saucy Penne With the Broccoli Crown ( The butter tossed Broccoli Mix is used as a topping ,  a Crown on top of the Beet Saucy Penne ). Serve garnished with grated Cheddar Cheese or Parmigiana gratings. A wholesome meal. Children will love it. Make it for them and you also enjoy the Penne Pasta with your family. Happy Pasta Making.

Ingredients

Penne Pasta – 3 handfuls ( cooked aldente )

To Make the Beetroot Sauce

Olive oil – 2 tablespoons

Butter – 1 teaspoon

Grated Beetroot – 3 tablespoons

Maida – 1 teaspoon

Boiled milk – 1/2 cup

Salt to taste

Heat a pan. Add the olive oil. Sauté the grated beetroots on sim flame for 5 minutes. Add the maida. Sauté on sim flame for 3 minutes. Add the boiled milk.  Cook on sim flame till thick.  Switch off the stove .  Mix in the butter. Cover and leave it aside till the time of use. 

 

To Make the Pasta Taste Maker

Chopped tomato – 1

Chopped onion – 1

Chopped garlic – 1 teaspoon

Torn red chilli ( I have used Kashmiri dry red chilli ) – 1

Mustard seeds -1 pinch

Blend all the above mentioned ingredients to a paste. Keep it aside till the time of use )

Olive oil – 2 tablespoons

Method

Heat a pan. Keep the flame on sim.  Add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil. First fry the tastemaker paste on sim flame till the raw smell goes. Add the Beet Sauce. Mix well.

Next add the cooked Penne Pasta. Sauté on sim flame for 3 minutes.Switch off the stove. Serve topped with the Broccoli Crown.

To Make The Broccoli Crown ( To make the Butter Tossed Broccoli Mix)

Broccoli florets – 2 cups( steamed )

Chopped beans – 1 cup ( steamed )

Green peas – 1 cup ( steamed )

Butter – 2 tablespoons ( unsalted butter, if using salted butter , add salt to taste carefully )

Salt to taste

Coarsely crushed black pepper – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin seed ( jeera ) powder – 1 teaspoon

Beet Saucy Penne served with Butter Tossed Broccoli Mix and Garlic Bread Toast( Parle Company has come out with their new Garlic Bread Toast available in all Big Super Markets)

Method

Heat a pan. Keep the flame on sim.  Add the butter. Before the butter melts, add the steamed veggies, salt, pepper powder and the cumin powder. Toss gently. Switch off the stove. Serve or use as a topping for the pasta. This is Broccoli Crown or the Butter Tossed Broccoli Mix.

Chef’s Tips

1) Do not over cook the Penne Pasta. If it becomes mushy, the taste will change.

 

 

 

 

 

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