Saturday, May 2, 2009
Bow shaped pasta salad ...Under 15 minutes .
Well, Who is not familiar with macaroni & cheese? while it may be popular dish in the western world i am not sure how many of us(Indian's) would like it just the way they prepare it. Personally it's too much of a cheese.. i feel the same for most of the pasta dishes. But i like pasta though, so wanted to always do something with it, kind of indianise, spice it up a little bit:-). And that's how my pasta salad recipe was born. I used the bow shaped pasta just for the great look it offers to the dish. You can use any shaped/kind of course!. This dish has obviously less cheese in it and has vegitables and inddian spices. Hope u guys like this one.
1/2 cup bow shaped pasta
4-5 cherry tomatoes
1/2 onion nicely
1/2 cup Swiss guard or spinach nicely chopped
1tsp each ginger and garlic chopped
2-3 green chillies
4tbs Parmesan cheese freshly grated .
salt to taste
2tbs olive oil
1)Take a heavy bottom pan put 2 cups of water and bring it to boil. Then add salt and pasta when it is half done switch of the gas and drain the excess water. Keep it aside.
2) Take a pan add little olive oil,when it is hot add ginger, garlic nicely chopped, green chillies,onion when it turns little golden brown then add Swiss guard or spinach of your choice ..then add tomatoes and salt if required .
3) Then add pasta ,Parmesan cheese and milk saute this for 4-5 minutes .
4) Serve hot with grated cheese on the top .
I am sending this pasta salad to '15 Minute Cooking' hosted by Mahima