Cheesy Vegetable Pasta recipe - Veggie pasta and Cheesecheesy pasta
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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Pasta – 1 cup (100 grams)
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Green capsicum – 1
  • Mozzarella cheese – ¼ cup (40 grams) (grated)
  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Refined flour – 1 tbsp
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Black pepper – 5 to 6 (coarsely crushed)
  • Oregano – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – ¾ tsp or to taste
Instructions
  1. Take 3 to 3.5 cups of water in any vessel for boiling the pasta. Cover the vessel so that the water starts simmering quickly. Rinse the capsicum thoroughly and chop it in little long chunks, equal to the size of a pasta. Cut the capsicum diagonally.
  2. Drop the pasta in simmering water, followed by 2 tsp oil. Now let the pasta cook until they get tender and soft. Keep the flame medium but keep stirring it at regular intervals. Within 8 minutes the pasta gets cooked. Press the pasta to check if it turned soft. Turn off the flame now.
  3. Pass the pasta through a sieve to drain out the excess water. Keep the pasta in the sieve and later cook the pasta along with cheese.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp butter in the pan. When the butter melts, add the chopped capsicums to it and sauté for a minute or two until crunchy. Once the capsicum turns crunchy, transfer them to a plate.
  5. Now add the remaining butter to the pan as well and let it melt. To it add 1 tbsp refined flour and sauté for a while on low flame. There is little change in the color of refined flour. After this add 1 cup milk to it and keep stirring constantly to avoid formation of lumps. Keep the flame medium and let it simmer until you see gentle boil in the milk. White sauce is now done and ready.
  6. Now add ¼ cup grated cheese to the pan, followed by ¼ tsp salt. Then add 5 to 6 coarsely crushed black peppercorns to it, followed by boiled pasta. Reduce the flame to minimum and add roasted capsicum as well.
  7. Stir and mix everything really well until the pasta is coated well with the sauce. Then add some oregano to the pasta and mix well. Cheesy pasta is now done and ready. Transfer the pasta to a serving plate and garnish the pasta with some oregano. Lip smacking, creamy and cheesy pasta is ready to serve. Serve it steaming hot and relish eating.
Recipe by Indian Good Food at http://indiangoodfood.com/1623-cheesy-vegetable-pasta-recipe.html