Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mini Shell Pasta Indian Style

Today i prepared new style of pasta which came out very well. My husband liked it very much.In this i used mini shell as mini pasta shells are quicker to cook. Anybody would love this small shell pasta as it has got a nice shape and texture. I am sure you will enjoy this indian style pasta. Let me know if u like it :)

  • 2 cup small shell pasta
  • 1/2 cup medium chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup medium chopped capsicum
  • 2 florets diced cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup carrot and peas
  • 1/2 cup medium chopped potato
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp instant soup mix
  • 1 green chilli cut length wise
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • salt to taste

Cooking procedure:

Take 5 cups water in a deep sauce pan and let it boil . Add a little salt and oil to boiling water to prevent pasta to stick to each other.

Then add pasta shells .Let it cook till tender

Drain the water and run under cold water for a minute and drain again and keep the pasta aside

Note: Cold water will help the pasta to cool down quickly and prevent stickiness.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and then add onion,garlic,green chilli and stir till onion become transparent.

Add all the remaining vegetables along with salt and pepper and let it cook till the veggies become tender.

In a bowl mix the instant soup powder with 1/4 cup water and blended well , then add this mixture to the above vegetables in the pan and stir well to blend the ingredients nicely for a minute.

Toss the pasta shells in pan and stir it evenly to blend the vegetables with the pasta.

Serve hot

Tip: I used Knorrs cream of mushroom instant soup powder which gives a distinct taste to my pasta but you can use any instant soup mix or maggi masala too. As soup powder contains starch so i didn't add it directly otherwise it will be more sticky and not blend with veggies and pasta but for maggi masala u can add directly to the veggies with out mixing with water.

1 comment:

divya said...

looks delicious and tempting dear..u have nice collections of e..first time u r blog..


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