How to Make Pasta

Pasta is just the perfect quick fix when you are looking for an easy main course dish which is finger licking delicious too. This Italian origin food can be cooked in a variety of flavors, favorites can be a spicy tomato sauce based pasta or a creamy cheesy pasta. You can enjoy the pasta as a healthy delicacy when it is cooked with the goodness of veggies. In all its forms, pasta recipes are now on global cuisine and are all time hits with kids as well adults. Here is a Creamy Garlic Italian Pasta recipe that you would love to cook.

Simple and easy Pasta

Simple and easy Pasta

Ingredients

  • Oil to cook (around 1 tbsp)
  • Ripe cherry tomatoes - About 8-10
  • Spaghetti pasta - 300 gms
  • Water to boil the spaghetti pasta
  • Dry garlic powder - 1 tbsp
  • Thick cream - 2 tbsps
  • Rocket leaves - a bunch

Instructions

  1. Heat a non-stick pan and add oil first.
  2. Now, add the tomatoes after removing their greens and let them fry a bit in the oil till they have softened. Keep stirring and tossing them. In a few minutes, they will get cooked perfectly. These tomatoes once cooked impart a fresh Mediterranean tomato flavor to the dish which makes it all the more savory and goes very well with the garlic flavor too.
  3. In a separate saucepan, keep the water on heat and let it come to a boil.Once the water boils, add the spaghetti which will get cooked just in a few minutes.
  4. Once the tomatoes are done, you can now add the generous amount of garlic powder and let it sauté with the tomatoes on medium flame so that it gives a nice garlicky aroma.
  5. Now, toss in the heavy cream and mix well so that the tomatoes are all wrapped up in the creamy base. Let it simmer for some time. The cream will gradually start melting into a thinner consistency. You can choose whole fat or skimmed milk cream as per your diet considerations.
  6. By this time, your spaghetti must have got cooked. So, drain out the excess water and add the spaghetti into the creamy tomato mixture.
  7. Mix everything well on the heat.
  8. For a yummy garnishing, add the rocket leaves, washed and gently chopped. Turn them well into the pasta and stir the dish nicely so that all the ingredients mingle perfectly.
  9. Your creamy garlic pasta dish is now ready to eat. Switch off the heat, and serve it hot.
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How to Make Vegetable Soup

An appetizing vegetable soup is a healthy treat for your tummy and has a detoxifying effect on the body’s digestive system. The goodness and nutrition of fresh vegetables can be enjoyed with a wholesome big bowl of fresh vegetable soup. If you are a diet-conscious person or just not in the mood to cook an elaborate meal after a long, tiring day, a quick and convenient vegetable soup would be your best food. Instead of indulging in those highly processed ‘easy-to-make’ packaged soups which do more harm than good, try this simple recipe of a butter bean vegetable soup and you will simply fall in love with it.

Healthy and Tasty Vegetable Soup

Healthy and Tasty Vegetable Soup

Ingredients

  • Cooking Oil – 1 tsp
  • Garlic cloves – 2 (grated)
  • Onions – 2 (chopped)
  • Leek – 1 (chopped)
  • Carrots – 2 (medium sized, chopped)
  • Tomato puree – 1 tbsp
  • Fresh tomatoes – 2 (chopped)
  • Butter Beans – half a can
  • Salt – to taste
  • Rosemary herb – a pinch
  • Butter cheese – for garnish
  • Celery – for garnish
  • Vegetable Stock – 1-2 cups

Instructions

  1. In a cooking pan, heat the oil. Sprinkle the rosemary to add a quick flavour of this winter
  2. herb to the soup.
  3. Add the onions and garlic and sauté them on medium heat so that they get a bit
  4. roasted and give a slightly tarred taste to the soup. You should adjust the flame
  5. intermittently so as not to burn the vegetables, but to cook them up sufficiently too. Add
  6. the leeks and carrots and let them cook and blend well. Keep stirring.
  7. Now, you should put the tomato puree and sauté again till the mixture becomes
  8. brownish. Next, add the tomatoes and the butter beans. Let the beans absorb the
  9. puree.
  10. Add salt to taste. Now pour in the vegetable stock, according to the quantity you want
  11. to serve. Bring it to a boil. The vegetables must have blended well by now and the
  12. tomatoes will add a tangy taste. The best part of this soup is that you can use frozen
  13. vegetable stock too, if you are short of time. You can also use certain other vegetables
  14. of your choice or as per the season allows.
  15. Take some fresh celery, chop it and add for garnishing after switching off the heat. Top
  16. it off with some salted butter cheese. This will make the soup all the more tempting and
  17. will also give it a creamy feel.
  18. Serve this fresh, hot and rosemary flavoured soup to nourish your body.
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