Monday, April 27, 2009

Pasta and Garlic Bread

My MIL loves Italian food so yesterday we had Pasta, Garlic bread and Pizza for Dinner. For the first time she had Italian Dishes prepared by me and she was Happy :).



Penne Pasta - 250 Grams
Chopped Garlic - 4-5 cloves
Onion - 1 small
Capsicum - 1 medium
Sweet corn - 2 table spoon
mixed herbs (celery, parsley, oregano, coriander, etc) - 2 teaspoon
Chili flakes - 1 teaspoon
Butter - 50 Grams
Grated cheese - 1/2 cup
Fresh cream- 3 tablespoon
Pasta sauce - 2-3 Tablespoon
Black pepper powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt to taste

For White Sauce
Butter - 2 tablespoon
All purpose flour - 2 tablespoon
Milk - 2 cups


For White sauce

Heat a pan and add butter in it. Melt it. Then add all purpose flour. Roast it on low flame for just a minute. Now pour milk slowly and on the other hand mix it gently to avoid lumps. Cook it for 30 seconds. Add apinch of black pepper powder and salt.

For Pasta
Take a large pan add about 2 liters of water in it. When water starts boiling add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to it. Now add pasta and boil it for 10 minutes or till it cook properly. Drain the water from pasta.

Heat a large kadai, add butter , then add chopped garlic and saute it for minute. Cut onion and capsicum in small cubes. Add capsicum, onion and corn in a kadai and saute it. (if you want you can add shredded chicken) Now add mixed herbs and chili flakes, salt pepper powder and pasta sauce. Saute it for 2-3 minutes. Now add cream, pasta, cheese and white sauce and mix well. Garnish it with Oregano and chili flakes.

Garlic Bread


large French loaf -1
soft butter - 50 Gms
Garlic Paste - 2 teaspoon
Grated Mozzarella Cheese - ½ Cup
Oregano - 2 teaspoon
Chili flakes - 1 teaspoon


Mix butter with garlic paste, salt, mixed Oregano and chili flakes. Cut the bread into diagonal slices to half an inch thickness. Apply the butter, then spread grated cheese on it and bake at 180 degree centigrade for 5 - 8 minutes or until brown. Serve it with Pasta.


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Pasta and garlic bread what a combo wow I love this palatte... Simply tempting...

srikars kitchen said...

looks delicious..nice entry.. nice blog...

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