Hand made beetroot pasta without machine with basil sauce.

Hello all from cuisine Nepal!

Today I am sharing a new recipe of homemade beetroot pasta with basil sauce. It is a very good combination and also good for health. I like its natural pink color. This is the first time I tried making pasta without a pasta machine. I made this pasta at my friend’s home who wanted to learn how to make pasta from scratch. I created this pink-colored beetroot pasta recipe myself through experimentation.

Ingredients for dough

  1.  White flour ( maida) 500gm
  2. Fresh beetroot 2 pieces
  3. Eggs 3 pieces
  4. Oil 1 tablespoon
  5. Corn flour as required

Ingredients for basil sauce

  1.  Fresh basil leaves 1 big bowl
  2. Cashew 100 gm pre-soaked
  3. Melon seed  20 gm pre-soaked
  4. Garlic chopped 1 teaspoon
  5. Butter 50 gm
  6. Cheese 50 gm
  7. Salt to taste

Directions:

For Pasta

Step 1: Wash and peel the skin of beetroot and chop them into small chunk. Step 2:  Add the diced beetroot in blender and grind them to a fine paste. Strain this to separate beetroot paste and juice. I only used the juice for pasta but you can also use the paste if you like. Step 3: Take a big bowl or any big container. Add flour and make a hole in the center. Step 4: Add eggs into the flour.  Step 5: Add beetroot juice over the flour.Step 6: Add 1 teaspoon oil. Now, knead the dough like regular chapati dough. Let it sit for 30 minutes. Wrap the dough in a clean plastic bag and let it sit in a fridge for an hour. You can use this time to prepare pastes for the sauce. Sauce direction begins from step 10.

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