Mar 16, 2012

Tangy Tomato Brocolli Penne Pasta

Penne Pasta - 200gms
Tomato - 3
Brocolli - 10 florets
Garlic - 3-4 pods
Green olives - 2
Jalapeno - 1
Toamto ketchup - 3tbs
Mixed herb - 1tbs (Oregano,Basil,Rosemary)
Dry red chilly flakes - 1/2tbs
Red paparika powder - 1/2tbs
Sugar - 1/2tbs
Olive oil - 1 tbs
Butter - 1/2tbs
Water - 5cups

1. In a pan pour 4cups of water and few drops of oil-1/2tbs of salt and bring it to boil.
2. Once it starts boiling add the Penne pasta and cook they are done.
3. You can sense the softer version of pasta if its fully done.
4. That's the time you need to drain them and immediately run them thru cold water.
5. Meanwhile boil the tomatoes. Peel them and puree them (Its better to have lovely red tomatoes)
6. Finely chop the jalapeno,olives,garlic
7. Wash the brocolli and cut them into florets.
8. In a sauce pan add olive oil and butter.
9. Once they get heated up add the garlic and saute them.
10. Pour the tomato puree and add brocolli florets. Do not soften them they have to be crunchy.
11. Boil them. Add olives,jalapenos, remaining salt,sugar.
12. Add Penne and mix well.
13. Add tomato ketchup and mix well.
14. More juicier you want more puree or ketchup can be added.
15. At the end to finish add red chilly flakes and mixed herbs.
16. Mix well. If you get fresh herbs it great :)

Serve hot by topping bit of butter. Enjoy :)

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