How to make Penne Pasta in Pumpkin sauce -

Leftover dal and masaledar pumpkin sabzi ground together to make a delicious sauce for penne pasta

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Penne Pasta, Leftover masaledar pumpkin sabzi

Cuisine : Indo-Italian

Course : Noodles and Pastas

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Penne Pasta in Pumpkin sauce

Penne Pasta in Pumpkin sauce Recipe Card


The main difference between Italian and Indo Italian dishes is that the dishes which require stuffing, Indian vegetables and masalas replace the authentic Italian ones. 
Authentic Italian foods use the typical Italian herbs to flavour but very little chillies. And since we Indians like our food to be spicier, plenty of chilli flakes do the needful.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Penne Pasta in Pumpkin sauce Recipe

  • Penne Pasta cooked 2 cups

  • Leftover masaledar pumpkin sabzi 1 1/2 cups

  • Olive oil 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic cloves 4-5

  • Leftover dal 1 cup

  • Fresh cream 2 tablespoons

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Parmesan cheese powder 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh basil leaves 4-5


Step 1

Heat olive oil in a deep non-stick pan, crush garlic and add and sauté till lightly browned.

Step 2

Put dal in a grinder jar, add pumpkin ki sabzi and ½ cup water and grind to a smooth puree.

Step 3

Add this puree to the pan and mix well. Add penne and mix well. Add fresh cream, crushed peppercorns and Parmesan cheese powder and mix well.

Step 4

Roughly tear basil leaves and add and mix well.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve immediately.

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