Cheesy pasta with vegetables

Posted on September 10, 2009. Filed under: pasta | Tags: |

Use of whole-wheat pasta and lots of vegetables is the speciality of this fibre rich dish. The milk in the sauce enriches it with the much-needed calcium for growing kids.

Cooking Time : 10 mins.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Serves 2.

For the pasta
1½ cups cooked whole wheat pasta
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
1 dry red chilli, broken into pieces
½ teaspoon oil
For the sauce
½ cup onions, finely chopped
½ cup mixed vegetables, finely chopped
2 tsp finely chopped garlic
½ cup milk
1 tsp cornflour
1 tsp oil
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
For the garnish
1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
For the sauce
1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the onions.
2. Sauté the onions for 4 to 6 minutes, till they are soft, over a slow flame.
3. Add the vegetables, garlic and salt and sauté again for 5 to 7 minutes.
4. Add ¼ cup water and cover and simmer till the vegetables are tender.
5. Add the milk and cornflour and mix well.
6. Bring to a boil, add the pepper and keep aside.
How to proceed
1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the garlic and red chilli and sauté for a few seconds.
2. Add the pasta and toss well.
3. Add the prepared sauce and mix well.
4. Serve hot, garnished with the chopped parsley.
You may use whole wheat fusilli, penne or tagliatelle.

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