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Myself, N and Ojas all of us love Pasta, and this is the simplest and frankly the most delicious pasta recpie… Works well with almost all pastas…Β  I have tried it with Frafalle, Penne, Fussili, Alphabet Pasta, the shells and it tastes well with everythin… ofcourse the colored alphabets are Ojas’s favorite are colored alphabets πŸ˜€

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pasta (I use whole wheat/semolina)
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped and blanched veggies (cabbage, capsicum, carrot, baby corn or whatever u like) also if u like ur veggies crisp skip the blanching I blanch more for Ojas
  • 1 onion chopped
  • handful of fresh oregano, thyme and basil (incase fresh is not there u can use dried variety)
  • Red chilli flakes and salt to taste
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter

Method

  • Boil pasta as per instructions
  • Heat olive oil and butter in a pan
  • Add the herbs and onions and fry for 3-4 minute, the onions wont really turn brown because of olive oil and butter
  • Add the veggies and stir fry for 3-6 minutes depending on whether u blanched ur veggies or not
  • Add salt and red chilli flakes
  • Fry for another 2-3 minutes
  • Transfer to a baking dish, sprinkle the grated cheese
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for about 5 mins till the cheese is nicely melted
  • Serve hot

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I usually take out my portion, spice it up with more chilli flakes, Tabasco before baking the rest…

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I was in a baking mode today and also made yummy Banana muffins courtesy the Baking Buddies, I modified her recipe a little though…. instead of all maida… I made it 3/4 whole wheat flour and 1/4 maida and increased the eggs to 2… the result was healthier and still yummy muffins…

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I also experimented with bread the first time in life… again with Mandy’s recipe… but what a disaster it was…Its edible but doesnt have the bread texture at all… My bread is shouting for help Mandy…. feel there was some problem with the way I handled yeast or the yeast I bought because the dough didnt raise at all even after keeping for 4 hours… we have to use dry yeast only na? Mandy, Smitha help please here…

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