Monday, September 14, 2009
International Food Feast - Italian Mint Pasta
The next on International food feast is Italian Spaghetti pasta :) The first dish that comes to my mind when I say Italian is Pasta. I just love it.
Right from childhood, I have been in love with anything that resembles noodles. Now the latest crush is on Spaghetti pasta. :)
The aroma of mint!
Health quotient of broccoli!
All in the noodle form!
ummmmmmm thats a perfect dinner :)
Spaghetti pasta - 250 gms
Broccoli - 250 gms
Mint leaves - 1 bunch
Garlic - 5 pods
Jalapeno(Chilly) - 2
Paprika - 1/2 tsp(optional)
Chilly sauce - 1 tsp(optional)
Olive oil - 4 tbsp
Salt - for taste
Cook the pasta in boiling water for 8 min. Drain excess water and keep it aside. Cut broccoli into florets and cook in hot water for 5 min and drain it. Grind mint leaves and chilly finely adding some water and adequate salt to it.
In a pan take three spoons of cooking oil and add the chopped garlic and fry for a while. Then add the ground mint leaves paste to it and fry for few min. Now add the broccoli, cooked pasta, paprika and olive oil to it and saute well. Finally grate cheese over the pasta and serve it hot :)
Happy making. :)
Now for the awards:
Thanks to Chaitra of Aathidhyam for honoring me with this award for my entry for the rice feast event. :)
Thanks to Kitchen queen for passing me this award. I am honored and happy for your encouragement.
Written by: Nithya
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