Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Crunchy Cucumber Elbow Pasta

I had this pasta in my SIL place and when she mentioned she had added cucumber i did not beleive it as it was not easy to know by its taste. Cucumber gave it a nice crunchy feel and marjoram gave it a nice flavour.Marjoram is milder than oregano and it is a crucial ingredient in German, French, Greek, and Italian cooking.

Try this recipe and you will simply love it.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups elbow pasta
  • 1 cup slice bell pepper(green and red if available)
  • 2 cups chopped cucumber (Peel and finely chop cucumber)
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp grated cheese
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • 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

Let it boil for 30 sec then add elbow pasta .

Let it cook till tender and drain the water and run under cold water some 1 minute then drain again and keep the pasta aside

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

Heat oil in a pan and garlic and fry for 30 sec then add bell pepper and fry for 1-2 minutes

Add chopped cucumber and fry for 2-3 min then add salt,vinegar and fry for another min.

Then add elbow pasta and stir nicely for 2 minutes.

Then add cheese and stir nicely until the cheese completely blends with the pasta.

Finally add marjoram and stir nicely and take it off the flame

Serve hot with love : )

Tip: Marjoram should be added at the end so as its flavor does not cook away, if marjoram is not available then use 1/4 tsp oregano.

24 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

What a lovely looking pasta dear, have to try it for cucumber

VineelaSiva said...

Wow the pasta looks very yummy and colourful.Adding cucumber is new to me.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Pasta looks very tasty and colourful, looks very..... good.

Uma said...

never tried cucumber in pasta.. nice and different recipe of pasta! would love to try this :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Simply and yummy pasta dish. Looks so good. YUM!

Priya said...

Never had cucumber with pasta! Just educate me, what is marjoram and how does it taste?

Satya said...

@priya

marjoram is a herb ... we can buy the dried leaves from the spice section of any store and also can get fresh leaves from the vegetable section of selected stores

Guna's kitchen said...

very beautiful and yummy.........vry colorful pasta

forkbootsandapalette said...

yummy looking pasta, and so simple too

Krishnaveni said...

delicious pasta...great....

Vegetarian Zest said...

This looks yum.

Priya said...

Beautiful pasta, looks fabulous and delicious..

Sushma Mallya said...

Adding cucumber is something new and different, looks colourful and yum sathya

jais said...

satya looks nice. never tried with cucumber.

Vidhya said...

yummy and very colourful, pasta looks delicoius

Suja Sugathan said...

Lovely pasta..simple,yummy and delicious..nice one dear.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Pasta looks colorful and tatsy dear....cucumber is a new addition to me

Deepa

Hamaree Rasoi

Rach said...

I love pasta and I have tried with zucchini, I love them that way. This must be similar , Yummy :)

Suman Singh said...

Never used cucumber and marjoram..sounds new to me..but I do make macrooni pasta with zucchini and oregano..this pasta is my son's favorite...looks yummie!

PALATABLE said...

Pasta looks colorful and yummy too...

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divya said...

wow...looks delicious ....

Jay said...

Healthy n superb recipe Sathya..!

PranisKitchen said...

really yummicious pasta.. one doubt which cucumber u used here

Satya said...

thankq every one for ur lovely compliments

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