BEET TOMATO PASTA WITH PEAS MASALA
Life is not worth living if I cannot have pasta or bread again-Monica Seles
The day starts off bright and promising.
After a month of being without a/c, yesterday the heavens opened and we feel cold, thanks to my new friend who fixed it.
Filled my elephant mug with strong hot coffee(which was a pure torture last couple of weeks). I sat by the window, slowly sipping away jotted my plans for the day. Little did I know then that plans work a bit differently every time.
After my coffee,I was refreshed and ready to go about my day. My morning jog goes for a toss with boys at home and my hubby out of town. After dropping the kid off to his class, came back very optimistic about making my pasta from scratch. Got back and realized, I had to run errands which I was postponing(now I have to do that after lazing for couple of weeks). Lunch comes and goes, my pasta hasn’t started yet.
Very determined , I gathered everything to make my pasta. Then ring ring, get a call from my little one’s coach about his class….oops, I forgot. I drive my little one to his class and get back. My headache’s creeping on me, I remember it’s time for my evening coffee. After a rushed coffee routine, I am on a crunch to make dinner, which I thought would be done by now.
OK, mixed all the ingredients, let the dough rest, went to pick my little one from class. Got back, a little tired, but I was not going to allow anything to come in between my pasta and me now. Rolling time came, and I just forgot how tough it is to roll by hand. Friends, I don’t have a pasta machine. Took me a whole hour to roll out, cut it into thin strips. It was finally done, but not to my satisfaction, it was a bit thicker than I would’ve wanted. The thinner it is the sauce gets soaked in better. Then again I can get bit fussy.
Here goes my ‘In a Rush Beetroot Pasta with Green Peas Masala’, which is ridiculously yummy and hearty. It might be a little overwhelming at first but it’s as simple as making the dough, roll, cut and boil, You are adding couple of extra steps and whole lot of satisfaction. Remember though, without the pasta maker it is a bit difficult to roll it to paper thin, but it’s not hard. If you love pasta, and you’ve eaten fresh made pasta, you know, it’s worth the effort right??
Three of us sat for dinner on our brown sofa finishing off a whole plate of pasta watching Lucy’s Show and laughing, she is the best comedian I know.