Herbed Fusilli in Pink Sauce

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Feb. 23, 2015

You would have tasted pasta in white sauces, red sauces and even green sauces, but have you ever tried one in an enticing pink sauce? Herbed Fusilli in Pink Sauce is a memorable treat, which is also easy to prepare. You will be surprised to know that the pink sauce gets its colour not from beetroot or any pink ingredient, but by the interplay of the many other coloured ingredients used in its preparation.


For herbed fusilli
Dried oregano 1/2 Teaspoon
For pink sauce
Cooked fusilli 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Olive oil 2 Teaspoon
Olive oil 2 Teaspoon
Finely chopped spring onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (whites and greens)
Red chilli flakes 1/2 Teaspoon (paprika)
Finely chopped garlic 1 Tablespoon (lehsun)
Zucchini 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (diagonally cut)
Salt To Taste
Baby corn 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (diagonally cut and blanched)
Capsicum cubes 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (red , yellow and green)
Chopped tomatoes 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) (blanched , peeled , deseeded)
Tomato ketchup 2 Tablespoon
Dried mixed herbs 1 Teaspoon
Red chilli flakes 1 Teaspoon (paprika)
Sugar 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
White sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Fresh cream 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)



For herbed fusilli

In a broad non-stick pan, heat the olive oil, then add the fusilli, chilli flakes, oregano and little salt and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Keep aside.

For pink sauce

Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the spring onions and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.

Add the zucchini, baby corn and capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for another 2 minutes.

Add the tomatoes, tomato ketchup, mixed herbs, chilli flakes, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring ocassionally.

Add the white sauce and fresh cream, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.


Just before serving, re-heat the pink sauce, add the herbed fusilli, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

Serve immediately with garlic bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 11 Minutes
Ready In: 11 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 357Calories from Fat 101

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.9%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 544 mg22.67%

Total Carbohydrates 53 g17.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 13 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet