BROCCOLI AND MUSHROOM PASTA IN PINK SAUCE - NO CREAM!

 This recipe was given to me by a dear cousin Neelu. She's a pro in cooking anything that crawls to walks to swims......LOL! This recipe was supposed to be posted ages ago.....but I wasnt able to take pictures, as my hungry husband could never wait till I took pictures...hmphh!

This recipe can be made using  almost any veggie of your choice. zucchini........sun dried tomatoes, black olives, baby spinach are lovely choices.
 This pasta recipe tastes soooo good and you can eat it without feeling guilty..... I even used low fat milk since it makes me feel better ........hahhaha............
you can serve with some chili sauce,,,,



 serves about 4 persons.
INGREDIENTS:

penne pasta - about 2 cups,levelled
 1 onion, chopped
2 small tomato, chopped
ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
1 small broccoli, cut into small florets
2 chicken sausage. chopped (optional)
1 cup white button mushrooms, sliced
2 tbsps maida/ all purpose flour
2 cups milk (approximately)
pasta seasoning- I used dried rosemary and oregano
chilli flakes. to taste
salt to taste
parmesan cheese - shredded for the topping(optional)



PROCESS:
  • Boil the pasta as per instructions on the pack . drain and keep aside. best if done before serving. if you wont have time after boiling just drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on top to prevent it from drying out.
  • in a wok, heat some oil. saute the sausages. once slightly browned, remove them from the oil and keep aside.
  • In the same wok, add the onions. add more oil if need be. 
  • once slightly browned add the ginger garlic paste. saute for a few seconds till nice and fragrant.
  • add the tomatoes. close the lid and cook till they are nice and mushy.
  • Add the broccoli, and saute well. add some salt.
  • after 2-3 minutes add the mushrooms. Stir fry for about a minute or two. Add the chili flakes.

  • Add the flour and give it a good stir.
  • Add the milk.
  •  simmer and the milk will start to thicken. Add the italian seasonings and the sausages.

  • When it starts to thicken switch off the flame.
  • When you are ready to serve add the required amount of pasta into the sauce and heat. If the sauce has thickened too much add more milk while heating.
  • serve hot. top with parmesan cheese.

notes:
  • Add the pasta only before you are ready to serve. It absorbs alot of milk.
  • The sauce thickens very quickly. So each time you want to serve just add milk and heat.

6 comments:

  1. wow!1 low fat.i am in!!! can u pass on the entire bowl to me, plz.

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  2. Yummy... Healthy recipe Farah :-)

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  3. looks really delicious... and low fat!! i'm for it!!!

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  4. Interesting twist to for a pasta dish. The veggies are perfect for the crunch and the sauce for the explosion of flavors.

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  5. Looks absolutely delish! Drooling over here! :)

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