Sunday, August 15, 2010

Minestrone Soup With Tricolor Pasta

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On this wonderfull occasion of Independence day I feel proud I am an Indian.. I want to prepare something special for this joyful moment and I found this tricolor rotini pasta in my shelf which closely resembles our tricolor national flag.

Minestrone soup is one of the cornerstones of Italian cuisine and eaten throughout Italy. Common ingredients include beans, onions, celery, carrots, and tomatoes. Add any vegetable that is in season and make this soup distinctly yours.Rotini literally means "twists" and it a wonderfull pasta to add to minestrone soup.I am sure you will enjoy this soup on any day..

Preparation time:10 min
Cooking time:20 min
Serves 2


1 cup pasta(tricolor rotini pasta)
1 cup homemade vegetable stock (6 cubes)
2 cups water
1/2 cup chopped spinach
1/4 cup chopped spring onions
1/4 cup peas
1/4 cup diced carrot
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup choppedtomato
1/3 cup tomato sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
1/4 tsp basil
1/8 tsp italian seasoning
2 tsp fresh parsley
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp parmesan cheese(optional for vegans)
1/2 tsp butter(optional for vegans)
salt to taste

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Cooking Procedure:

Heat oil in a pan ,add minced garlic ,chopped onion and saute for a min ,then add carrot,peas,bell pepper n saute for 2 min and then add spinach and tomato n stir for 1 more min,then add basil n salt.

In the mean time ,on another flame put a deep bottom sauce pan ,add the vegetable stock n water and let it boil ,one it reach to boiling point add butter,sugar,tomato sauce to it and then add the saute veggies to it and mix well.

Now add the tricolor rotini pasta ,chopped parsley and italian seasoning and let it cook for 8 to 10 min ,once the pasta is cooked ,then swith off the stove n add 1 tbsp parmesan cheese to it ...

Serve hot with some toasted bread n enjoy ur soup.

I am sending this soup for the wonderful weekly event Pesto Pasta Nights 2010 #177 hosted by Katie started by Ruth

Tags: brunch,vegan, italian,soup, minestrone soup, italian soup, easy recipe, tasty recipe, healthy recipe, healthy soup, easy soup, tasty soup, italian herbs, pareley, basil, rotini pasta, pasta


megha said...

wow this recipe is awesome.n i ll try this out with different tricolours in it

aipi said...

Happy Independence to you too dear!!
perfect soup for the occasion..looks comforting n delish.

Arti said...

The greens, the orange... Wow..I loved this dish!
You must be missing India so much..i am sure!
Happy Independence day to you too Satya..
Jai Hind:)

Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

Happy independance day to you too sathya,celebrating with tri colour soup,it sounds delicious.

Nivedita Thadani said...

Its very perfect idea to enjoy this tricolor soup on the occasion.
Happy Independence day to you too.

sonu said...

lovely soup with the lovely coloured pastas..jai hind !

Arti said...
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kitchen queen said...

lovely tri colured soup and pasta.

sanjeeta kk said...

Double treat! Kids are going to love this, and their mom too :)

Sharmi said...

nice idea for a tricolour! looks lovely!

Lorraine said...

I love minestrone soup and yours looks delicous. Happy Independence Day to you!

Swathi said...

Tricolor soup looks delicious. Happy independence day.

Sadhana Valentina said...

A lovely and attractive soup dear!!!

Unknown said...

Vande Mantaram ! Great idea for the great day!

Santosh Bangar said...

hi satya
wish happy independece day. i am following ur blog .very nicely organised i hope u will also be kind to follow my blog

Treat and Trick said...

Very colorful and looks so delicious, Satya...

Unknown said...

That is lovely, I like how you used tricolor screw pasta. This pasta is my son's favorite. Happy Independence Day to you too :)

Adelina said...

Lady, this is awesome! And 3 colors pasta certainly bring the mood up!

Torviewtoronto said...

colourful delicious pasta

Anonymous said...

Wow...Looks very delish!
Happy Independence day to you!

Vikis Kitchen said...

So sweet of you dear to celebrate our Independence day with the tri color rotini pasta. Soup sounds so healthy and delicious with all that ingredients.

Satrupa said...

Happy Independence Day Satya..... U r such a wonderful cook. I luv ur dishes and the creativity. Tri color soup was such a gr8 idea. Yummy.


Sushma Mallya said...

Looks yum,love these colourful pasta..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

happy independence day to u 2 dear...lovely n colorful....looks amazing

Urmi said...

,--;_/*******HAPPY INDEPENDENCE*_/*****.|*,/
\__************** DAY **********'|****_/**_/*

Looks delicious and tempting.

Nivedita Thadani said...

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Krishnaveni said...

my fav soup, loved the addition of colourful pasta

Akila said...

Soup looks delicious dear.... here it is raining and i want to have it now itself....

Veggie Hut said...

perfect 4 the occasion.. Happy Independence day

Niloufer Riyaz said...

soup looks soo colourful n delicious

Niv said...

lovely recipe.I am sharing an award with you.Pls collect it visiting my blog.

Spice said...

SOup looks delicious....satya, I don't know but for some reason your comment still didn't show up....u r not sending me email right, as it is showing up in my email but not in the comment section & it's not giving me any option of transferring it to comment section....sorry for all this trouble...

Sarah Naveen said... the colors..yummy yumm!!

Namitha said... vibrant

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

you are a super cook Satya. love this soup and the chocolate truffles are making me droool and droool. coming to your page is like a feast for the eyes. awesome wor dear.

Unknown said...

That looks and sounds fantastic!! Great recipe, Satya..

Uma said...

minestrone is my fav soup.. Thanks for sharing!
liked the idea of using tricolour pasta.

Santosh Bangar said...

very yummy tempting .looking good/

Fajeeda said...

happy independence day and lovely soup for this day.......

swapna said...

Lovely pasta and delicious...

Suman Singh said...

healthy, delicious and colorful soup...

Katie Zeller said...

Ilove soup - and this looks and sounds wonderful!

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