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Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Sphagetti, pastas, macaroni ~ some fast foods & one dish meals that can be packed with nature's goodness, fresh vegetables, spices & turned into our very own Desi version ...


1 cup of any pasta or 1 cup macaroni or equal amount of sphagetti

Fill up a big size saucepan with water on high heat & let it come to a rolling boil.

Add pasta/macaroni/sphagetti, salt to taste & let it cook. Do not add oil to water as it coats the pasta/macaroni/sphagetti & then the tomato sauce doesnt coat on it.

Keep stirring so they dont settle & cook evenly.

Depending on size & shape of the pasta/macaroni/sphagetti, cooking times are different. When you take out a pasta/macaroni/sphagetti & cut it with a knife, there should be no uncooked white spot in the center, thats when its completely done.

Drain the pasta/macaroni/sphagetti & run fresh over it to stop further cooking.


Side by side prepare tomato sauce ...

Heat little oil for vaghaar, add 1 tablespoon garlic paste, 1/2 tablespoon ginger paste, 1/2 tablespoon green chilli paste.

Cut the following vegetables & add to vaghaar

2 tomatoes
1/4 cup cabbage
1/4 cup capsicum
1/4 cup carrot
15-20 olive slices
4-5 pea pods
2-3 Jalapeno Pepper slices (or 2 green chilli pieces)

Add the following spices

1/2 tablespoon Everest Pav Bhaji Masala
2 teaspoons Red chilli powder
2 tablespoons sugar
pinch of pepper
Salt to taste

Once tomato sauce is cooked, add the drained sphagetti. Check for salt, adjust spices.

Before serving, add 1/4 cup cheese & mix to coat pasta/macaroni/sphagetti evenly.

Serve hot with any favorite sandwich/salad/soup. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.

Prepare & enjoy !!!

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