Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pasta in Pumpkin Sauce

Even though Maa does not eat Pasta , yet she cooks pumpkin very often , she says it's light and healthy. Today's post is for her..Happy Birthday!! to.the lady whom I admire most.Hats off to your immense will power, patience and knowledge .Happy Birthday maa!!

 Since Kalyani announced Pumpkin and whole chilies for MM # 9 , I have fallen in love with this versatile ingredient. For today I have prepared a pasta sauce.People like me who had mind blocks with pumpkin, will never know that this beautiful veggie can be sneaked in so cleverly. Kids will love it too..and no more fuss where veggies are concerned.

1cup............ pumpkin, peeled and cubed
2....................tomatoes, roughly chopped
1....................onion, roughly chopped
4................... whole red chillies
1tbsp........... butter
1tbsp.......... .cheese
1tbsp........... tomato ketchup
½ tsp........... oregano
Milk as desired
Salt to taste
½ cup ..........boiled pasta
Boil pumpkin, onion, tomato and red chillies.
Blend to a smooth paste.
Add butter to a pan.
Add the puree’.
Add herbs , tomato ketchup, salt and pasta.
Mix and add milk to get the required consistency of the sauce.
Top with cheese.


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  1. Excellent way to sneak this veggie, irresistible sauce..

  2. this is beautiful and yes its a smartass veggie u can sneak it in with ease.

  3. Pumpkin sauce!! I was like is this real!!
    This is quite an innovative style I must admit. :)

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  4. Hee! I too sneak in pumpkin in all possible dishes the only ones the girls know of is paratha. By teh way this sauce is amazing. I love it.Will make it next time we have PAsta!

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  5. Perfect season treat..never tried with pumpkin sauce..interesting..

  6. I am also planning to make this sauce but want to try it with ravioli pasta...yours looks excellent with the pretty color... & Happy birthday to your Maa....:) I hope she likes this dedicated post :)

  7. Ohhh sounds interesting, the sweetness of the pumpkin must add a nice flavour!

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