Pasta... I think most of us including kids and elders, love to have pasta ,But at the same time try to avoid it some time due to sauce and creams used to make it delicious. My kids love to have these in their tiffin too,So I thought why not to give it a healthy twist that make people comfortable to have it without any guilt. I just added puréed veggies and oats to the regular pasta and it turned out super delicious, guilt free healthy breakfast for us. This is best for kids who don't like chunks of veggies and keep removing from their plate. Now they can have it without knowing that they are gobbling all those veggies , they used to hate😉.
Recipe of the same is given below, just give it a try.
HEALTHY PASTA IN CREAMY OATS AND VEGGIE SAUCE
2 cup pasta , boiled and drained
1/3 cup oats
1 carrot, grated
1 spring onion, finely chopped
1 big onion, finely chopped
2 green chillies,finely chopped
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 medium tomatoes,finely chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder ( optional)
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
1/4 tsp chaat masala
1/4 cup green coriander leaves,finely chopped ( optional)
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a wok, add chopped onions and chilies. Fry till golden,then add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 mins. Then add grated carrots and spring onions, saute for 4 mins . Now add oats and saute for a min.
Add tomatoes , turmeric , Kashmiri red chili powder, black pepper powder and little salt. Saute till tomatoes become mushy and nicely cooked. Add water and let it cook till done.
Now transfer paste to the same wok let it boil Then add boiled pasta, chaat masala and salt. let it cook till every thing get nicely coated with saucy consistency. If needed add some water drained from pasta to make sauce of right consistency. Finally add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
You can also add some butter for taste while adding sauce to wok. And your guilt free yummy pasta is ready to be served.
You can use any pasta of your choice, I added tricolor spiral pasta.
You can also add any veggies of your choice.
This pasta can be served as breakfast or can be a good option for lunch box too. You can have it any time without guilt. Hope you all will like this simple healthy touch to regular pasta. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot to me.