Wednesday, November 5, 2008

For Pasta Lovers!

(Picture sourced from the net)
For the sauce:
ginger paste
garlic paste
tomatoes - 3
chopped onions - 1
1 cup milk
2 cheese slices
oregano and other herbs for seasoning
any pasta you like - macaroni, fussilli, etc.
Assorted vegetables - chopped ( mushrooms, cauliflower, broccoli, carrot, beans, etc..)
  1. Pour some oil in a wok and fry the ginger and garlic paste till it changes color. Meanwhile, grind the chopped onions and tomatoes into a puree.
  2. Transfer the puree into the wok and fry for about 3 - 5 minutes till the mixture starts leaving out water. Add the seasonings, the oregano and other herbs.
  3. Warm the milk in the microwave for a minute or till it is slightly warm. Cut the cheese slices and add it to the milk.
  4. Add this milk-cheese mixture into the tomato puree mixture in the wok.
  5. Simmer for 5 minutes, you may also add some more milk if you feel it is too thick. It must have the consistency of condensed milk yet not too thick.
  6. Boil the pasta like you would normally do ( In warm water with salt and a drop of oil) and keep aside.
  7. Saute different vegetables with salt till it is cooked. Add this to the boiled pasta..
  8. When the pasta is ready to be eaten, dribble the sauce over the pasta-vegetable saute and have an awesome meal! You can sprinkle some grated cheese before you serve ( if you want to!)
    Bless me as you eat! :D


Lakshmi said...

Thanks Janani for the super recipe.pasta is a great time saver in cooking during week nights and in times when you want to whip up a quick meal.BTW am the Lakshmi who worked with you in HP in OF team.Now am in Seattle.

Pretty Woman said...

hey you are welcome! I know a lot of 'Lakshmi's...infact my MIL's name is Lakshmi too!! :-)

Holy Ash said...

You Bet! ..nw that m perpetually suffering these hunger pangs & my tongue cravezzz for something NEW, + its gotta b healthy and homemade...i sure will bless ya!!

SR said...

Thanks a lot Janani.. Will try it soon..

Pretty Woman said...

Hey holyash,

I need all the blessings, for sure!! :-)

Pretty Woman said...

Hey Shrutha,
You are welcome darling! :-) Miss you...

Lavans said...

i don't love pizza/pasta...infact i should say cheese...but in my recent trip to Italy i acquired a taste for it...and since you are going to glad you have acquired a taste for it..that's pretty much what you will get there...

Lavans said...

so having said that i will try this receipe one of these days...

Pretty Woman said...

Hey Lavans,
I can't imagine anyone not liking cheese!! good, you can miss all the calories... :D

can't wait to taste authentic pasta!