Friday, 18 July 2014

Spirali Tricolour Pasta with Mushroom and Green Peas

Super Creamy and Flavour packed Mushroom and Green Peas Pasta with a hint of nutmeg. Quick and easy dinner that is quite filling and flavourful.


  • 250 Grams Pasta ( I used Spiral Tricolour Pasta, you can use your favourite pasta type)
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Cups of Mushroom cleaned, cut in quarters
  • 1/4 Cup packed Green peas ( thaw if frozen )
  • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • a big pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoon grated parmesan cheese (to sprinkle while serving)
  • Salt and ground pepper as required 

For the White Sauce 

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoon All purpose Flour / Maida
  • 1 and 1/2 Cup Hot Milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon mixed herbs ( I used dried thyme, dried basil; You can use fresh herbs too )
  • 3 Tablespoon grated parmesan Cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground Pepper to tast


1. In a pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoon butter. When the butter melts, add mushroom , Green Peas , salt and stir. Saute for 2 min on high flame. Add nutmeg and 2 big pinched of freshly ground pepper and switch of the flame. Set aside
2. In a large pan, boil plenty of water with salt. When the water is boiling , add 1/2  tablespoon olive oil and drop the pasta in the boiling water. Give it a good stir
3. Cook uncovered stirring occasionally for 7 to 8 min. Please read the instructions on the pasta package for the cooking time. Cooking time varies with the type of pasta and its thickness / size. Do not over cook pasta. Cook it to al dente
4. Immediately drain the pasta in a colander. Retain about 1/4 of pasta water. Drain pasta completely. Add 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil over the drained pasta and toss gently. Set aside
5. Making white sauce : In a medium sauce pan, melt butter. Add herbs to the butter and stir. Then add All purpose flour and stir well to make a paste. Remove the sauce pan from heat and whisk in hot milk
6. Return the sauce pan to heat and whisk continuously to prevent lumps. Add parmesan cheese and wait till the cheese melts. Season it with salt and pepper. Switch of flame
7. Once the sauce is ready, add cooked pasta to the white sauce and add the pasta water we retained. Stir in previously prepared mushroom , Green peas. Combine well. Check for seasoning and add more if required. Serve hot with parmesan cheese sprinkled / grated on top

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