Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home

Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home

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Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home | Delicious Pasta Recipe For Dinner | with step by step photos and video. The recipe is inspired from the master chef Tamil balcony recipe. This simple and easy recipe is super easy to make and just needs around 2o minutes time. The pasta flour is combined with the freshly squeezed pumpkin juice for an entirely different flavor and vibrant color. It makes a special bonding with the pan fried grill chicken. I will share the recipe of the grill chicken on my next recipe blog.

What is pasta?

A type of food typically made from an unleavened dough of wheat flour mixed with water or eggs, and formed into sheets or other shapes, then cooked by boiling or baking. Rice flour, or legumes such as beans or lentils, are sometimes used in place of wheat flour to yield a different taste and texture, or as a gluten-free alternative. Pasta is a staple food of Italian cuisine.

Pastas are divided into two broad categories: dried (pasta secca) and fresh (pasta fresca). Most dried pasta is produced commercially via an extrusion process, although it can be produced at home. Fresh pasta is traditionally produced by hand, sometimes with the aid of simple machines. Fresh pastas available in grocery stores are produced commercially by large-scale machines.

Both dried and fresh pastas come in a number of shapes and varieties.

Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home

Tips and suggestions:

  • Select ripe and yellowish pumpkin for the recipe.
  • While cutting the dough for making pasta, cut it into thin strips as possible as you can.
  • While cooking pasta, always bring the water to a complete boil before adding the pasta. Using plenty of water helps to prevent pasta from sticking together. Drain immediately into a large colander standing in the sink, and then pick up the colander with its contents and shake it well to remove excess water.

What is the cooking time of pasta?

To tell if your pasta is cooked, try a piece about a minute or so before the end of the cooking time. It’s ready when it’s soft enough to eat, but still has a bit of bite. The Italians say ‘al dente’.

After all, al dente means “to the tooth” in Italian. Most pasta packages will provide cooking times for cooking al dente noodles. If not, turn off the heat about two or three minutes before the cooking duration it does provide.

It normally takes around 90 seconds to, 2 minutes to cook the homemade pasta. It depends on the size of the pasta strips too. The perfect al dente noodle should be mostly chewy but with a little resistance and be slightly firm in the center. If you cut it one half, you might see that’s it not as hydrated in the center. That’s a good sign that it’s time to stop cooking.

How to make homemade pumpkin pasta at home?

Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home | Delicious Pasta Recipe For Dinner | with step by step photos and video. Easy to make in hand, this pasta recipe is so simple and delicious with a perfect blend of pumpkin puree, herbs and spices.

While kneading the dough, at the beginning, the dough should feel pretty dry, but stick with it! It might not feel like it’s going to come together, but after 3 to 4 minutes of kneading, it should become cohesive and smooth. If the dough still seems too dry, sprinkle your fingers with pumpkin juice and continue kneading to incorporate it into the dough. If the dough becomes too sticky, dust more flour onto your work surface. When the dough comes together, shape it into a ball. Further, roll the dough into a thin sheet and cut into thin strips. Then cook the pasta, drain excess water and toss it into the pumpkin sauce.

Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home

In addition, I would like to highlight our  Homemade Wheat Noodles Recipe. Hope you would like them too.

Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home

Course: MainCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Medium
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

25

minutes

Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home | Delicious Pasta Recipe For Dinner | with step by step photos and video. The recipe is inspired from the master chef Tamil balcony recipe.

Recipe Video

Ingredients

  • A small piece of Pumpkin(around 11/2 cups of pumpkin cube cuts)

  • 1 cup Maida

  • 1 Egg

  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin Juice

  • Water as required

  • Salt Required

  • 1 tsp Olive Oil

  • Toasting in Sauces
  • 1 tbsp Butter

  • 1 tbsp Finely Chopped Garlic

  • 2 tbsp Finely Chopped Onion

  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes

  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree

  • 1/4 tsp Mixed Herbs Seasoning

  • 1/4 tsp Pepper Powder

Directions

  • Peel and cut a small piece of pumpkin into small cubes.Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home3Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home3
  • Transfer them to a mixie jar and grind to a fine paste (if needed add water, I didn’t add water at all).Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home3Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home3
  • Strain & collect the juice. Keep it aside.Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home3Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home3
  • Now, add 1 cup of maida to a bowl, followed by an egg, and 2 tbsp pumpkin juice.Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home3Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home3
  • Mix the ingredients well using a fork. Then knead using our hands and form a soft dough.Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home3
  • Sprinkle some flour & transfer the dough on the counter top.Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home3
  • Roll out the dough to a thin sheet.Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home3Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home3
  • Using a pizza cutter or a knife cut thin slices out of the dough. Make it as thin as possible.Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home3
  • Sprinkle some flour and bring together the thin strips of dough. Pasta is ready.Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home3Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home3
  • Cooking Pasta
  • Add 1 litre water in a pot, followed by salt required for the pasta and 1 tsp olive oil. Bring to the boil over a high heat.Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at HomeHomemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home
  • Once the water starts to boil, add the pasta strips and give a nice stir.
  • It takes around 90 seconds to 2 minutes to cook the pasta depending on the size of the pasta strips.Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home
  • Drain the pasta in a colander over the sink. Now it’s ready to toss through your favourite sauceHomemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home
  • Tossing with Sauce
  • Heat 1 tbsp butter in a pan.
  • Saute 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic and 2 tbsp finely chopped onion.Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at HomeHomemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home
  • Add 1/4 tsp chilii flakes. Saute and add the cooked pasta, followed by 1/4 to 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 1/4 tsp mixed herbs and 1/4 tsp pepper powder.Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at HomeHomemade Pumpkin Pasta at HomeHomemade Pumpkin Pasta at HomeHomemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home
  • Toss everything well and combine them well. Sprinkle some coriander or parsley leaves.Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home
  • Switch off the flame and serve hot.Homemade Pumpkin Pasta at Home

Notes

  • Adjust the spice level based on your taste preferences.
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