Thursday, 20 September 2012

 Food is a perfect example of creativity and uniqueness. I always enjoy cooking with various food ingredients. I have my own comfort food out of which one is Pasta.
It is a quick fix meal and filling too.           
 Pasta muddled in a coating of rich creamy sauce and some crunchy veggies is a sheer delight. I want to share my quick and easy pasta recipe that’s called


 You may require:
 Delmonte penne pasta - 1 cup
olive oil - 1 tbsp
Rosemary, thyme - 2-3 leaves
Basil- 2-3 leaves
Corn – ½ cup
Mushroom- 2-3 no’s
Olives- 2-3 no’s
 Chili flakes- a pinch
Mozzarella cheese - 25 gm

For White Sauce:
1/4 tsp of butter
1 cup milk
1 tsp Maida / all purpose flour..
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
salt a pinch 

 Take 3 cups of water, add ½ tablespoon of olive oil and allow it to boil.

 Add a cup of penne pasta and boil for 15 minutes.

Drain the boiled pasta and keep aside. 

Heat a pan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil on it.

Add chopped thyme, rosemary, basil  corn, mushroom olives and saute them for half a minute

To make perfect pasta always half cook the veggies to retain their crunchiness.Add little salt to taste. Olives may have salt, so add very little salt. 

Now add the prepared white sauce. How to make a white sauce?

For white sauce:

Heat a Sauce Pan, add little butter and let it melt, now add the flour and fry it light brown in color. Add boiled and cooled milk to the sauce pan and mix well. Remember to turn the flame to medium here. Keep stirring the milk with the flour, till it gets little thicker like sauce. Add little salt and pepper to taste and remove from the flame. Now pass this sauce through a strainer to get a smooth texture.

 Add the boiled Penne Pasta's to the pan and give a toss so that the veggies and pasta's mix together.

 Finally grate some cheese over the pasta. Serve hot.

                                   Plate the pasta with a garnish of chili flakes. 

Thus your Pasta is ready. I have not used ketchup in this recipe but i wanted to exhibit my delmonte product .

Nothing compliments pasta better than a bottle of wine.
“Bon appetite”.

 This post is an entry to the indibloggers contest “the del monte blogger recipe carnival”