Monday, April 5, 2010

Penne with Creamy Peas and Tomato

Recipe adapted from Tarla Dalal's book - Pizzas & Pasta
2 cups cooked penne
2 tsp chopped garlic
3/4 cup cooked green peas
1 large tomato, finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh cream
1 cup milk
2 tbsp maida ( plain flour), make a dilute paste of maida by mixing it in few tsps of milk.
2-3 tbsp butter
salt and pepper to taste
STEP 1 :
How to cook Pasta: Source Tarla Dalal's book : Pizzas & Pasta
1. Use ample water. Always cook pasta in a large pan of boiling water with 1 tbsp of oil.
2. Add the pasta to the boiling water by adding a few at a time.
3. Cook uncovered , stirring occassionlly and gently until the pasta is tender.
4. Cooked pasta should be 'al dente' or firm to bite.
5. Once cooked, immediately drain it in a sieve or a colander. Transfer to a bowl of cold water to
refresh it. Drain again and keep it aside.
6. If the pasta is not used immediately, add 1 tbsp of oil to it and toss it and set it aside.
NOTE: 2 cups of dried pasta will yield 3 cups of cooked pasta. The quantity is suffient for 4 persons.
Step 2:
1.Heat the butter in a large sauce pan, add garlic and stir fry for sometime.
2. Add the tomato and stir further more till the tomatoes become soft, now add the diluted maida and keep stirring so that lumps are not formed.
3. Add milk gradually and mix well, bring to a boil.
4. Add the fresh cream, salt, pepper mix well. Keep it aside.
Step 3.
1. Just before serving , heat the sauce , adding a little milk /water if required the sauce tends to thicken. Toss the pasta in it, garnish it with oregano and serve immediately.


Deepa G Joshi said...

hey pasta looks so the addition of cream..bookmarked..

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks can send this to my event in case you are interested..

Rekha shoban said...

this looks really yummy and creamy....nice click!

Indrani said...

pasta looks creamy and yummy..I also do this way..tastes gr8

Ms.Chitchat said...

Mmmmm, very interesting,looks very tasty too.

Suma Rowjee said...

Creamy pasta is so inviting..

Kairali sisters said...

Penne is our fav pasta..looks creamy and delish..

Kairali sisters

Soma said...

A scrumptious meal!


Sashi said...

Pasta looks creamy and tasty, love the clicks !!

Cham said...

That is a creamy and tasty- great for kids! said...

Pasta looks delicious and nice clicks too. said...

Pasta looks delicious and nice clicks too.


Nice recipe Suparna,I too make pasta in white sauce,love it,kids too love this very much :)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Very nice pasta recipe dear. I like the way you used home made sauce instead of buying. Noted down that sauce recipe, will be of great help to me:)

Sush said...

penne is our family fav pasta :)
I also make the white sauce. It is absolute relish, isn't it?