Penne in Pumpkin Sauce ( Tiffin Treats)


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Penne in Pumpkin Sauce ( Tiffin Treats)

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Red pumpkin is an ingredient popularly used in continental cuisine, in the preparation of not just soups, but also sauces, dips, toppings and sandwiches too. Here, in this mouth-watering creation, it is used to make a creamy, herby sauce for penne. You might think that pumpkin is not your kids’ favourite, but they will love it in this form, because it makes the dish pleasantly colourful and creamy, without the addition of cheese or cream. The Penne in Pumpkin Sauce also stays fresh in the dabba for more than 4 hours, so your kids can open their boxes for a lovely surprise in the afternoon. Pack Chocolate Chip and Mango Muffin ( Tiffin Recipe) for a sweet ending to the lunch break.

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Penne in Pumpkin Sauce ( Tiffin Treats) recipe - How to make Penne in Pumpkin Sauce ( Tiffin Treats)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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Method
  1. Boil enough water in a deep non-stick pan, add the red pumpkin, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes or till the red pumpkin is soft, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Drain and keep aside to cool completely. Once cooled, blend in a mixer along with the milk till smooth. Keep the pumpkin sauce aside.
  3. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the broccoli, chilli flakes, mixed herbs and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add the prepared pumpkin sauce and penne, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

How to pack

  1. Allow it to cool completely, and pack in an air-tight tiffin box.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy318 cal
Protein11.4 g
Carbohydrates43.2 g
Fiber0.7 g
Fat8.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A564.5 mcg
Vitamin B10.5 mg
Vitamin B20.3 mg
Vitamin B33.9 mg
Vitamin C15.8 mg
Folic Acid29.8 mcg
Calcium243.4 mg
Iron2.4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium40.2 mg
Potassium304.9 mg
Zinc0.8 mg

RECIPE SOURCE : Tiffin Treats for KidsBuy this cookbook

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Penne in Pumpkin Sauce ( Tiffin Treats)
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 on 23 Apr 16 03:59 PM


I made the penne pasta but my child did not much like it he wants pungent can u give something pungent n post some recipes of paneer like shahi n veg
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Maria Doreen Fernandes, You can increase the spice of the sauce according to your taste. Here is also the links some paneer recipes, which will help you.. http://www.tarladalal.com/RecipeSearch.aspx?rec=1&term=paneer. Do try the recipe and give us your feedback..
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25 Apr 16 04:53 PM