Recipe 1: Tomato Basil Penne Pasta
Penne pasta, drenched in a creamy white sauce and flavored with black pepper, is a simple, yet exotic pasta recipe! The peas make it a whole meal. Opt out of refined flour and choose corn flour or whole wheat flour to thicken the buttery sauce. Add a few roasted veggies, such as broccoli and thinly sliced carrots to pep up the nutritional value.
Time – 30 minutes
225 gm boiled pasta penne
4 cloves minced garlic
2 teaspoon finely chopped basil
3 pinches salt
2 pinches powdered black pepper
400 gm boiled,peeled,chopped cherry tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
1 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 cup Water
Directions for Indian Style Masala Macaroni Recipe
* Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet directions, until tender (approx 12 min). Drain. Return to saucepan.
* Meanwhile, heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes, or until tender. Add tomatoes, sugar, and salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 10 minutes.
* Shred 1/2 cup of basil leaves. Stir into sauce. Add sauce to pasta. Cook, stirring, over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through. Spoon into bowls. Top with remaining basil leaves and freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately.