How to make Pasta Prima Vera -

Creamy penne with pinenuts and Parmesan cheese shavings.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Penne (पेने पास्ता ), Fresh cream (ताज़ी क्रीम )

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Noodles and Pastas

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Pasta Prima Vera

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Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet & Sour

Ingredients for Pasta Prima Vera Recipe

  • Penne boiled 200 grams

  • Fresh cream 2 tablespoons

  • Yellow Zucchini 1/2

  • Green zucchini 1/2

  • Asparagus 5-6

  • Broccoli 7-8 florets

  • Tomatoes,blanched 2-3

  • Extra virgin olive oil 5 tablespoons

  • Garlic 4-5 cloves

  • Salt to taste

  • Pine nuts(chilgoza) 2 tablespoons

  • Parmesan cheese shavings a few

  • Fresh basil leaves 5-6

Method

Step 1

Cut yellow and green zucchini into ¼ inch pieces. Cut the soft tips of asparagus for use and blanch broccoli florets. Halve blanched tomatoes, remove seeds and chop. Heat 2 non stick pans and pour 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil in each. Crush garlic and add to one pan and sauté for ½ minute.

Step 2

Add pasta and toss. Add both the zucchini, asparagus, tomatoes and a little salt to the other pan and toss. Add pine nuts and salt to the pasta and toss. Add broccoli to the vegetables in the other pan and toss. Switch off the heat. Add cream and parmesan cheese to the pasta and mix well.

Step 3

Switch off the heat. Transfer the pasta onto a serving plate, put the vegetables over it and garnish with basil leaves. Drizzle remaining olive oil over and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.