Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Broccoli and mushroom Pasta in Pink / white sauce- no fat version!

 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 any veggie of your choice. I love using black olives too for this recipe. This pasta recipe tastes soooo good and you can it without feeling guilty.....no butter, no cheese :) just the goodness of milk! I used low fat as well!



 serves about 4 persons.
INGREDIENTS:
1 medium onion, minced
1 small tomato, chopped
2-3 tbsps garlic, minced
1 cup broccoli, cut into small florets
6-7 capers, rinsed and chopped coarsely (optional)
1 chicken sausage. chopped (optional)
1 cup white button mushrooms, sliced thinly
2 tbsps maida/ all purpose flour
2 cups milk
pasta seasoning- I used dried rosemary and oregano
chilli flakes. to taste
2 tbsps fresh coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste



PROCESS:
  • Boil the pasta as per instructions on the pack . drain and keep aside.
  • In a wok, heat some oil, Add the garlic and saute. dont let it turn brown.

  • Add the onions. Saute till they soften and then add the tomatoes.
  • saute and poke the tomatoes so that they turn mushy and soft.

  • Add the broccoli, mushrooms and sausaage if you are adding. Stir fry for about a minute or two. Add the chilli flakes.

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

  • When it starts to thicken add the chopped coriander and 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 thicken too much add more milk while heating.
  • serve hot.

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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