A simple Italian penne cooked with minced mutton, herb and cheese.. Italians usually cook pasta al dente, that means, cooked pasta has a bite to it and not over cooked. Here I’ve cooked the mutton with Indian spices.

Preparation time : 10 mts

Cooking time : 15 +10

Serves : 4

Ingredients for cooking minced mutton :

  • Minced mutton – 200 g
  • Chilli powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Corriander powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1/8 tsp Salt – a pinch

Mix all these ingredients and cook with 1/4 cup of water.

At the same time cook pasta in 3 cup of water adding 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp oil. It needs to cook only 3/4 at this stage. Further cooking will be there later. Drain the pasta and save the water in which pasta is cooked.

Ingredients for making pasta:

  • Pasta (penne) – 1 cup
  • Tomato – 1 (cut into big pieces removing the seeds)
  • Olive oil – 1 table spoon
  • Butter – 1/2 tsp
  • Wheat flour (Atta) – 1 1/2 table spoon (you can add 1/2 tsp more if you want a really thick sauce)
  • Small shallots – 3 (sliced)
  • Garlic – 3 (minced)
  • Green chilli – 1 (cut into big pieces)
  • Coriander leaves – 1 plant (chopped)
  • Ground black pepper – 1/4 tsp
  • Parmesan cheese (grated) – 1/2 cup (Here I’ve used only very little cheese. Cheese lover’s can add up to a cup of cheese . :) )

Method:

  • Add oil and butter to a heated pan and allow the butter to melt.
  • When the butter is melted add chopped garlic and shallots and fry till its soft and releases its aroma.
  • Now add the flour and stir and fry it has an appetizing aroma. Take your time doing this step. This actually defines how your pasta tastes.
  • Add in the cooked mutton and combine it well.
  • Slowly add the saved pasta water, ladle by ladle and make a roux,  Which means a thickened sauce.
  • Add the cooked pasta, tomato pieces and coriander leaves.
  • Add pepper and salt. Be care full while adding salt since cheese also contains salt.
  • When everything is well combined  switch off the fire and add cheese.
  • Serve immediately sprinkling some more cheese on top.

 

Penne in Minced Mutton
 
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A simple easy to make pasta with mutton mince.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Fusion
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • cooking mince mutton :
  • Minced mutton - 200 g
  • Chilli powder - ¼ tsp
  • Corriander powder - ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder - ⅛ tsp
  • Cumin powder - ⅛ tsp Salt - a pinch
  • Mix all these ingredients and cook with ¼ cup of water.
  • At the same time cook pasta in 3 cup of water adding ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp oil. It needs to cook only ¾ at this stage. Further cooking will be there later. Drain the pasta and save the water in which pasta is cooked.
  • For making pasta:
  • Pasta (penne) - 1 cup
  • Tomato - 1 (cut into big pieces removing the seeds)
  • Olive oil - 1 table spoon
  • Butter - ½ tsp
  • Wheat flour (Atta) - 1½ table spoon (you can add ½ tsp more if you want a really thick sauce)
  • Small shallots - 3 (sliced)
  • Garlic - 3 (minced)
  • Green chilli - 1 (cut into big pieces)
  • Coriander leaves - 1 plant (chopped)
  • Ground black pepper - ¼ tsp
  • Parmesan cheese (grated) - ½ cup (Here I've used only very little cheese. Cheese lover's can add up to a cup of cheese . :) )
Instructions
  1. Add oil and butter to a heated pan and allow the butter to melt.
  2. When the butter is melted add chopped garlic and shallots and fry till its soft and releases its aroma.
  3. Now add the flour and stir and fry it has an appetizing aroma. Take your time doing this step. This actually defines how your pasta tastes.
  4. Add in the cooked mutton and combine it well.
  5. Slowly add the saved pasta water, ladle by ladle and make a roux,  Which means a thickened sauce.
  6. Add the cooked pasta, tomato pieces and coriander leaves.
  7. Add pepper and salt. Be care full while adding salt since cheese also contains salt.
  8. When everything is well combined  switch off the fire and add cheese.
  9. Serve immediately sprinkling some more cheese on top.