Sunday, May 19, 2013

Carrot Springs Pasta In Tomato Sauce

CARROT SPRINGS PASTA IN TOMATO SAUCE
D2 was experimenting with all the cutters and graters which I had not used for a very long time. After a little practice she was able to make beautiful carrot 'springs' using a particular grater which Dibs had bought for me long time ago. D2 was so much involved in the procedure that she forgot to stop until she had made a mound of beautiful carrot springs! Since the 'mound' looked very much like pasta we decided to cook it with pasta and call it Carrot Springs Pasta. This is how we prepared it. 


INGREDIENTS 
Pasta - 150 gms 
Salt - 1 pinch 
Carrots - 150 gms ( Peeled and grated into springs) 


Olive oil - 2 tbsps 
Crushed pepper - 1/2 tsp 
Crushed garlic - 1/2 tsp 

METHOD 
1. Boil one liter of water with a pinch of salt and one tbsp of olive oil in a large vessel. 
2. Add the pasta and cook till soft but not mushy, stirring now and then. 
3. Drain the pasta and keep aside. 


4. Heat one tbsp of olive oil in a pan and add the crushed pepper. 
5. When the pepper gives out a good aroma add the crushed garlic. 
6. Add the carrot springs and gently toss till al dente and keep aside. 


FOR THE PASTA SAUCE 
Olive oil - 1 tbsp 
Finely chopped onion - 2 tbsps 
Tomatoes - 6 ( Chopped) 
Crushed garlic - 1 tsp 
Red chillies - 3 
Peeled and crushed fresh ginger - 1tsp 
Salt - 1 tsp 
Sugar - 3/4 tsp 

TO MAKE THE SAUCE
7. Blend the chopped tomatoes with garlic, red chillies, ginger, salt and sugar in a mixer.
8. Heat oil in a pan and saute the chopped onion till it becomes soft. 
9. Add the tomato blend and cook till it thickens into a sauce. 


10. Add the pasta sauce to the cooked pasta and sauteed carrot springs and gently coat each and every strand using a spatula.

D2 enjoyed the Carrot Springs Pasta after clicking lots of pictures though she missed a little bit of cheese topping.

The grater used for making carrot springs

3 Post your Comments:

MyKitchenStove said...

It look yum! Carrot is my favorite flavor because of their natural sweetness.

VCMouli said...

Your recipes are great & simple to follow & this is what cooking should. Be about!
I really liked your 'carrot springs'.
What sort of grater did you use?
Could you put up a photo so that I could try to get one grater of the same type?
Thanks!

Dibs said...


Thank you VCMouli. You can see the photo of the grater in the post.