Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Micro Bow Tie Pasta

I made this dish for my sister who wanted pasta with the flavor of India without cheese. I came up with this recipe using micro pasta as I had more of them in the pantry. I usually make soup or egg dish with small pastas. This time I made with vegetables and Indian masala.

Micro Bowtie Pasta : 1 Packet
Cut Mixed Vegetables : 2 cups (Broccolli,Cauliflower,Carrots,Zuccini..)
Red Chilli Flakes : 1 tbs
Kitchen King Masala : 1 tbs
Green Chillies : 2 cut in rounds
Onions : 2 medium (chopped)
Grape Tomatoes : 5-8 nos
Corriander Leaves : 2 tbs finely chopped
Garlic Cloves : 2
Cream : 2 tbs


Cook Pasta according to the package directions. Microwave all the cut vegetables with little water.
In a large skillet, over medium heat, saute the garlic pieces with a teaspoon of olive oil till they become tender. Don't brown them. Add the chopped Green Chilies and Onions and saute it for 2-3 mts. Add the vegetables to the pan followed by Chilli flakes,chopped corriander leaves and masala. Add in the grape tomatoes. Now gently toss in the cooked pasta so that the pasta would get coated with the masalas. Finaly add cream and give a nice toss and switch off the heat.

Note: Adding Cream to the recipe is optional.

Verdict :

It was super duper dish and everybody liked it.

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