Penne With Herb And Tomato Sauce

Penne served with fresh tomato sauce flavoured with mixed herbs. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Penne With Herb And Tomato Sauce
Main Ingredients Penne Pasta, Fresh Basil
Cuisine Italian
Course Noodles and Pastas
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Tangy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Penne With Herb And Tomato Sauce

  • 200 grams Penne Pasta
  • a few Fresh Basil
  • 8 medium Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • ½ stalk Celery chopped
  • 1 Leek chopped
  • 2 cups Vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Whole wheat flour (atta)
  • 1 cup Skimmed milk
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon White pepper powder
  • 1 medium Green capsicum ½ inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons Dried mixed herbs


  1. Boil penne pasta in three to four cups of water. Do not overcook. Drain, refresh in cold water. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Wash basil leaves and keep them in cold water to be used for garnishing.
  3. Heat olive oil in a pan and add bay leaf and onion and sauté till translucent. Add celery and leek and stir-fry for a two to three minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes and sauté. Add vegetable stock and cook on high heat for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for about five minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Puree tomato mixture in a blender.
  6. Heat butter in a pan. Add whole wheat flour and cook on medium heat for two to three minutes, stirring continuously.
  7. Add skimmed milk, a little at a time, and stir continuously to avoid lumps. Cook on low heat till you get a thick sauce. Season with salt and white pepper powder.
  8. Stir in pureed tomato sauce, capsicum and boiled penne pasta. Heat thoroughly, add mixed dried herbs. Mix well.
  9. Serve hot garnished with basil leaves.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1363
Carbohydrates 228.9
Protein 40.7
Fat 31.6
Other Fiber 17.94gm