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This Week on Kiddilicious: PUMPKIN PASTA RECIPE FOR KIDS!
Every kid loves pasta!! Try our healthy (Vitamin A, C, K, and potassium) and extremely delicious Pumpkin Ragi pasta recipe for kids. Yes, it is absolutely appetizing. In fact, you can make this pasta for your full family, not just for your two-year-old! Try our uber healthy recipe today.
Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
WHAT YOU NEED
For the sauce
– 1 cup Pumpkin ( diced into chunks)
– 3/4th cup carrot ( diced into chunks)
– 1/2 cup tomato ( diced into chunks)
– 3-4 garlic cloves
– 5-6 cashew nuts
– 1 bowl boiled pasta (whole wheat/ ragi/ buckwheat)
– 1/2 onion (finely chopped)
– Assorted steamed vegetables (American corn, zucchini, bell pepper, capsicums, mushroom, broccoli)
– Spinach (finely chopped)
– 4-5 Basil leaves
– Salt to taste
– Pepper powder
– Mixed dried herbs
– Coconut milk/ milk/ fresh cream (optional)
– Water as needed
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
1. Pressure cook the pumpkin, carrot, tomato, cashew nuts, and garlic for 2-3 whistles.
2. Blend it in a mixer once it reaches room temperature.
3. Put some olive oil in a nonstick pan. Add some finely chopped garlic and onions and let it cook till it reaches a golden brown color.
4. Add the pumpkin sauce to the pan and let it simmer for another 2 mins.
5. Next, add steamed assorted vegetables of your choice. Steaming the vegetables helps retain their nutrients. Add, finely chopped spinach and give it a good mix.
6. Add salt, pepper, and dry herbs. Tear some fresh basil leaves and give the entire sauce a good mix.
7. Add coconut milk/ fresh cream.
8. Lastly add the boiled pasta. I have used ragi pasta. Let it cook for a minute or so.
9. Garnish with cheese and serve it warm.
*Add chili flakes for older kids.
*Salt to be used after 1 year.
* Nuts are known allergens. Introduce individually and in the first half of the day for the first time.
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