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Carrot Pasta in White Sauce Recipe

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Carrot Pasta in white sauce is a healthy food option for toddlers and kids, made using beta-carotene-rich carrot sauce and whole wheat organic pasta.
Author Mukta Tikekar

Ingredients

  • 3/4 th cup pasta I used organic whole wheat pasta
  • 1 carrot
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic grated
  • 3/4 th cup milk
  • 1 cube of cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Pinch of black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Peel carrot, cut it in small pieces, and then steam the pieces. Instead of steaming, you can cook in a pressure cooker for about 7-8 minutes (2 whistles).
  • Cook pasta as per the instructions on its packet. (I used Fabindia's curvi rigati pasta.)
  • Heat a pan, add butter, and then add grated garlic.
  • Sauté for 15-20 seconds and then add milk. (If you want to make a thick sauce then add 2 tsp wheat flour, sauté it for a couple of minutes and then add milk.)
  • Simmer for half a minute, and then add grated cheese and stir.
  • Simmer till the mixture thickens a bit (15-20 seconds), add pepper powder and steamed carrot, and mix properly. (You can also add dried herbs like oregano and basil in addition to black pepper powder. Devansh manages to filter out the dry herbs while chewing so I avoid putting them in his pasta.)
  • Add cooked pasta and mix properly.
  • Add salt, mix properly, and then turn off heat. (Butter and cheese both contain salt so go easy on the salt.)

Notes

Tips:
You can pressure cook 4-5 carrots and freeze the excess for future use. This is a real time saver when you want to make something like Sweet Potato, Carrot, and Semolina Porridge. You can also add this cooked carrot to sabzis or gravies. Add it when the sabzi is almost cooked as you don't want to overcook the carrots as it would lead to loss of nutrients.
You can sprinkle some grated cheese on top while pasta is hot.
You can spice up this pasta for grownup kids by adding chili flakes.