When my daughter had a holiday in between her exams, she has demanded for this treat for an afternoon lunch. She was alone on that day and I prepared it only for her and she was happy with the result. Today, I made it once again for my twins and I wanted to share the recipe with all my readers.
If you have seen my earlier posts of pastas I normally add any flavours to the white sauce. One of my daughters doesn’t like the bland taste, and here I thought of using tomato to give a little tangy taste.
I have used cooked elbow macaroni pasta. You are free to use any kind of pastas.
My daughter wanted Broccoli, capsicum and onion as veggie filling.
Then comes, grated cheese. I have used mozzarella cheese.
Here I am going to give for 2 big cups (meal for 2 kids)
Macaroon – 1 cup
Broccoli – ½ cup
Capsicum – 1
Onion – 1
Olive oil or butter – 2 tsp
Tomato – 2
Whole wheat flour – 2 tea spoons
Milk – ½ cup
Seasonings – of your choice
Garlic salt – as needed
Mozzarella cheese – as needed
-At first, cook tomato in a sauce pan by adding half a cup of water. Remove and cool.
-In the same saucepan, blanch broccoli in boiling water and drain. It will help to remove any pesticide traces.
-In the same sauce pan, add required amount of water, little oil, salt and boil. Add pasta and cook into al Dante. Drain and keep aside.
-Chop onion, capsicum.
-Take one tawa, add 1 tea spoon of butter, toss all the three veggies (onion, broccoli and capsicum) by adding garlic salt, pizza seasoning, red chilli flakes or any other seasoning of your choice.
-Now tossed vegetable is ready and kept aside.
-Now we will make a pasta sauce.
-Fry whole wheat flour with butter or olive oil.
-Take one blender, mix fried whole wheat, milk and cooked tomato with water in which it has cooked.
-Churn and make a paste.
-Cook this paste in a sauce pan by adding garlic salt, any seasoning. I have added crushed rosemary, jalapeno pepper and garlic salt seasoning.
-When it starts boiling and becomes shiny and thick, switch off the gas.
-Now comes the assembling part.
-Take 2 Big ceramic mugs, if it is not available, use any baking dish.
-At first, pour couple of spoons of the prepared pasta sauce. Add grated cheese according to your wish.
-Add half of cooked pasta as a layer. Then half of veggie mix. Over to this, pour half the quantity of pasta sauce.
-Once again repeat the action. Empty all the remaining pasta, then veggies, pasta sauce.
-It will reach till the rim. Take one thick kitchen towel and place the mug and tap a little.
-All the sauce will settle, sprinkle grated cheese on top.
-Bake these ready mugs in a pre-heated oven at 180C for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese melts or becomes light brown.
-Serve with Love 😊