Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tri color Bell Pepper Pasta

I am not a huge fan of pasta but I eat it occasionally .My husband and kid likes it so much that forced me to try this recipe at home. It is very simple but really very easy to make and is ready in 20 minutes.If you don't get the colored peppers you can add sweet corn kernels and diced carrots. I dint have olive oil or cheese at home when I made this. Still the results were superb.The dried herbs are a must for a real pasta flavor.

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooked spirali pasta( I got Del Monte brand)-2 cups
Chopped bell peppers(green,red,yellow)-1 cup
Finely chopped garlic-5 nos
Thinly sliced onion(lengthwise)-1 no
Rosemary -1 tsp
Basil-1 tsp
Crushed Pepper- 1 tsp
Tomato juice -made from 1 tomato
Chilli powder- 1 tsp
Garam masala( optional)- 1/2 tsp
Butter or Oil-  2 tbsp
Salt- to taste

1.Cook the spirali pasta as per the instructions on the cover of pasta.
2.In a fry pan , heat oil and add onion and garlic.
3. After the garlic and onion are sautéed, add the bell peppers, salt,pepper,rosemary,basil and chilli powder.
4. After the bells peppers are soft, add tomato juice and mix well.
5.Once the raw smell of tomato goes,add cooked pasta and mix well.If you want a desi flavor then add 1/2 tsp of garam masala now.
6.Garnish with mozzarella cheese and serve hot.

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