Halloween Special Pumpkin Recipe by award winning chef Om Nayak : Owner The Pasta Bowl Company

Halloween Recipes

By: Chef Om Nayak (Owner, the Pasta Bowl Company)

CAPPELLACCI DI ZUCCA : Fresh Stuffed Pasta

Serves 5 portions


5 eggs

350 grams pasta flour, plus more for dusting

1 tablespoon Olive oil for marination of Butter nut pumpkin

1 garlic clove

600 grams butternut pumpkin

100 grams freshly grated parmigiano reggiano cheese

Freshly grated nutmeg

salt and freshly ground black pepper

100 grams butter

Fresh sage leaves


Making the Dough

Mix Eggs, Flour and salt. Knead Well. About 3 mins should be ok. Keep it for 30 mins.

Making the Filling

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly oil a baking sheet. Peel and Cut the Pumpkin and scoop out the seeds and cut into small dices Bake the squash for 45 mins along with garlic or until well cooked

Place it in a bowl, mesh it well, stir in the cheese and grate the nutmeg and some crushed pepper corns and mix well.

Making the Pasta

Roll out the pasta dough very thin so as to literally see the yellowish filling inside

Cut the pasta sheet into 2 ½ inch squares.

Place 1 spoon of filling and stick the parallel ends together to form a triangle and then stick the other ends together for form the Cappellacci.

In boiling water, cook Cappellacci for 3-4 mins approximately or Until firm or as they say “Al Dente”

Melt the butter in a pan and add sage leaves

Transfer Cappellacci to the pan, add few spoons of stock if needed.

Check on the seasoning.

Top up with some Parmesan Cheese. Serve Hot.

RISOTTO ALLA ZUCCA Italian Creamy Rice

Serves 5 portions

500 grams Arborio Rice

300 grams Roasted Butter Nut Pumpkin

120 grams Butter

100 grams Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese

2 grams rosemary leaves

2 cloves of Garlic

3 table spoon chopped Onion

1.25 ltr Stock




To the pan add butter, garlic and onions. Sauté till transparent

Add roasted Butternut Pumpkin and Arborio Rice

While stirring, keep adding stock in the batches of 250 ml each

Once half done add rosemary leaves

After adding all the stock OR nearing Rice being soft add Parmesan Cheese

Check Seasoning and add crushed black pepper

Serve Hot

About The pasta Bowl Company

Conceptualised by Chef Om’s Hospitality, The Pasta Bowl Company came into existence in April 2013 to soon become the top 10 restaurants of Gurgaon. The award winning restaurant is the first step of Ms. Aditi Bicholia and Chef Om Nayak, to build an authentic food enterprise.

Committed to deliver authentic Italian experience to the diners, the husband-wife duo has not designed the restaurant on the format of an Italian eatery but kept it true to the Italian-Sicilian cuisine through their innovative menu.

Since Indians and Italians are very similar in food habits, cultural values and gestures, the company is on the mission to create right set of awareness for authentic Sicilian cuisine in the country to set new benchmarks in the dining business.

About Chef Om Nayak

Chef Om Nayak is an award winning Chef, restaurateur and a true culinary explorer. He started his entrepreneurial journey with Chef Om’s Hospitality in 2009, where he consults for various successful Hospitality Businesses and has a feather of creating ventures all across India, Mid-East, UK and Hongkong.

A young dynamic Chef Om Nayak conceptualized The Pasta Bowl Company in 2013 when his wife Aditi Bicholia came up with the idea of opening a speciality restaurant. It was the next step in his culinary journey and the first step in establishing an authentic and distinguished food enterprise. The Pasta Bowl Company is a reflection of his experience and love for Italian cuisine. He specially chose to focus and experiment with Sicilian Cuisine as he feels it’s more suited and likable to the Indian pallet.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor inaugurates Wonderchef Store and encourages the budding Chefs of Gurugram

Gurugram, 17th September 2017

Usually Chefs cook for foodies and food lovers but this time it was turn of foodies of Gurugram to turn chef and cook for celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor and impress him. This interesting event was organized at Wonderchef Outlet in Gurugram where more than 30 finalists who were selected presented their recipes and delicious dishes to Chef. A week long contest COOK FOR ME was launched by Wonderchef and Sanjeev Kapoor where 100s of people participated and submitted their recipes.

Wonderchef, which is India’s favorite brand of healthy cooking, opened its first store in Gurugram today which is its first Exclusive Brand Outlet (EBO) of North India. First of its kind store offers a wide range of innovative and easy to use appliances which not only enhance the beauty of kitchen but also help to cook healthy and tasty food without any hassle and also reduce the cooking time too.

The one-of-its kind competition, which was designed to provide platform to amateur chefs and food lovers to showcase their culinary talent through LIVE cooking on ‘innovative and healthy food”, witnessed huge audience on Sunday. Chef along with renowned Food Entrepreneur and Managing Director of Wonderchef Ravi Saxena, Marketing Head Mukti Saxena and their team selected the real Wonderchef amongst hundreds of participants.

On this occasion of Store launch, Mr. Ravi Saxena, Managing Director, Wonderchef said, “Wonderchef has grown into a trusted & the most loved brand of cookware and healthy appliances in the country. With the motto of Eat Healthy & Live Healthy today we have entered the fastest growing city of Haryana. City’s lifestyle is very fast, so people of the city have very less time for cooking. Being a leading player of the country it is our responsibility to educate the people about what they eat, how they eat and what is healthy? On the basis of our R&D and experience of Chef we made Wonderchef a, unique brand amongst others. Everything we would do over the next three years would be in this direction till the time we are one of the top 3 players in kitchenware industry in India’’.

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The winners of the contest were Reeta Arora, Anju was 1st st runner up and Rajni Anand was the 2nd runner-up for this live cooking competition that was held at Wonderchef Store, Galleria Market, Gurugram.