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 nuts 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 and also don't like to munch on healthy nuts. Now they can have it without knowing that they are gobbling all those veggies and nuts , they used to hate😉.
Recipe of the same is given below, just give it a try.
HEALTHY SHELL PASTA IN CREAMY NUTTY AND VEGGIE SAUCE
2 cup pasta , boiled and drained
1 carrot, grated
1 spring onion, finely chopped
1 big onion, finely chopped
2 green chillies,finely chopped
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 cup green coriander leaves,finely chopped ( optional)
1/2 cup milk
Water drained from pasta(as required)
Salt to taste
Take a wok, add chopped onions,chilies ,grated carrots and spring onions, nuts ,tomatoes , turmeric , Kashmiri red chili powder, black pepper powder and little water .Boil till tomatoes become mushy and nuts are nicely cooked.
Now let it cool a little and make its smooth paste.
Now transfer paste to the same wok , add milk let it boil Then add boiled pasta 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 shell pasta.
You can also add any veggies or nuts 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.