Easy Meal – Healthy Pasta

Kindly Note: This recipe is a Guest-Post. The Bio of the Chef is given at the end of the post.
Come one come all to the “tofa-kitchen*...
Fusion cuisine with lots of innovations makes this recipe quite easy to prepare.
And as goes the words of the chef, he says he wants to win the heart through your little tummy with this yummy Pasta!

The colorful vegetables makes it distinct recipe.
People have this assumption that pasta dish always have cheese…but this recipe does not have cheese added into it yet a quick making method with the charming picturesque will make you cheese instantly!

Yummy Pasta

PASTA snippet :
"The word pasta is also used to refer to dishes in which pasta products are a primary ingredient. It is usually served with sauce.
There are hundreds of different shapes of pasta with at least locally recognized names.
Pasta is categorized in two basic styles: dried and fresh. Dried pasta made without eggs can be stored for up to two years under ideal conditions, while fresh pasta will keep for a few days in the fridge. Pasta is generally cooked by boiling." (ref. wiki)

Pasta is nutritious. Pasta is a good source of B vitamins, iron and niacin. It is very low in sodium and is cholesterol free. Pasta meals are efficiently healthy foods. Pasta being paired up with lots of vegetables, tomato sauces, beans, and poultry leads it to be the complete pasta meal which is so nutritious and satisfying.

I hope you will sure enjoy and definitely try this recipe at home! Trust me making own your own pasta at home is so fulfilling especially when the recipe is easy to make!

Ingredients for Pasta Making
Ingredient for Pasta-Making:
  • Pasta – 1 cup
  • Cabbage – ½ cup (shredded)
  • Carrots – 1 cup or 1-2 Nos. (sliced)
  • Beans – ½ cup (chopped)
  • Capsicum - 1 cup (sliced)
  • Tomatoes – 3 Nos. (1 cup paste)
  • Garlic – 8-10 pods
  • Onion - 1 medium (sliced)
  • Green chilies – 2Nos. (optional)
  • Olive oil – 2 tbps
  • Salt – according to taste
  • Black Pepper – Fresh crushed

Making of Pasta:
Making of Easy Pasta

  • Heat water in the deep pan. Ones boiling point of water add the pasta.
  • Add a 1 teaspoon of oil and ½ teaspoon of salt into it.
  • Cook until pasta turns soft. Pass through the sieve and keep aside.
  • Blanch the tomatoes, de-seed them and make the paste out of it.
  • Cook the tomato paste with some crushed garlic, chili paste & soya sauce (optional) with mild seasoning.
  • Now mix the boiled pasta with the tomatoes paste/sauce and keep aside.
  • Cut all the vegetables. Some fine chopped some roughly chopped.
  • Heat oil in the pan and add the vegetables and cook. Cook until soft. Keep on medium heat.
  • Add the seasonings.
  • It will take around 3-5 minutes to turn the vegetables look a bit glossy and soft.
  • Then add the pasta soaked into the tomato sauce prepared earliar. Mix it well carefully with the vegetables.
  • Cover the pan and let it cook and simmer again for next 4-6minutes on medium heat.
  • Add on the top some more fresh roughly crushed black pepper and some sweet-sour tomato sauce (any brand).
  • Serve hot with the slice of garlic breads!!

Note:
  • Take any kind of pasta you like...in the market variety of shapes and size of Pasta are avilable.
  • Do not over cook the pasta while boiling, for it might get messy latter.
  • Mix well the pasta and cooked vegetables delicately or else the pasta might break.
  • Any sort of indo-chinese recepie is cooked on high flame not low in order to keep it crispy and crunchy.
  • Add the baby-corns, mushrooms or any vegetable you like. Make it more colorful and delighting.
  • This recipe has no cheese added into it for a fine change. Perhaps this makes this recipe much healthier.
  • Olive Oil is good for health and has its superior fine flavor enhancing the recipe.
  • You can use any vegetable oil you like as an alternative.
  • I like adding “thyme and parsley” seasoning if available to enhance the aroma!
  • Add some vinegar too to enhance flavor. However, it's optional.
  • One can also add hand full of boiled rice to it or to the sauce....
  • Also, I like to add a tiny spoon of sugar to enrich the flavors!
  • Enjoy this very easy and delicious recipe!!
Pasta is very versatile, basic food that can be flavored according to your imagination and mood. Add colors of vegetables into it and relish healthy meal!

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Chef Bio:
_Gaurav Verma:
Amazingly this recipe I found few days back in my inbox, a surprise mail from one of my friend, who studied Hotel Management in my yet the same esteem college, IHM, Guwahati,Assam, which have this year bagged 2nd.rank in academics amongst all IHMs Institutes in India.(click LINK)
_Today, he being in the hospitality industry serves the high regard hotel in abroad. He has a passion for healthy eating and does same when it comes to cooking! He likes to call his style of cooking under the name of “Tofa Kitchen*Olive Oil is his favorite ingredient which reflects the best output of staying fit. Hope, he contributes “Butter Punch” readers more with his new ideas and healthy recipes. Thank you so much for the initiative!!

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7 comments:

  1. Yummy pasta recipe. You can also use Spaghetti when you are out of pasta. I also recommend brown pasta instead of the regular ones.

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  2. Hey Gaurav, great recipe. Now girls won't have chance to have their chin up as the only good cooks on planet earth. :)

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  3. @ Pria

    Sure you got nice ideas to explore!! Will consider them while we make it again. Thanks for being so prompt and sharing ideas:))

    Enjoy Happy Hours!!

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  4. I cook this pasta for my sister's tiffin. Its one of her favourite dish and guess wat her friends also like this type of pasta and i hav to cook not only for my sis but for her friends also. They enjoyy eating and i enjoyyy cooking

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  5. Looks too yummy & delicious I will try it myself now anyway your blog is too outstanding and eye catching,you should try website for advertising and marketing.

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