Curried pasta and bean salad

Posted on September 11, 2009. Filed under: pasta, Starter | Tags: , , |

Curry powder imparts a special flavour to pasta and beans.

Cooking Time : 25 min.
Preparation Time : 10 min.

Serves 6.

1 teacup kidney beans or haricot beans
3/4 teacup shell pasta
2 tablespoons chopped dill leaves
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons oil
salt and pepper to taste
For the garnish
2 tablespoons chopped parsley

fried bread croutons

To be blended into a dressing
1 teaspoon curry powder

1/2 teacup creamy mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon salt
white pepper to taste
1. Soak the beans overnight. Next day, cook with salt in a pressure cooker, making sure not to overcook the beans. Drain thoroughly.
2. Put plenty of water to boil, add the oil and salt. Add the pasta and cook till just done. Drain well and plunge in cold water.
3. Mix all the salad ingredients and put in the refrigerator.
4. Just before serving, add the dressing and toss.
5. Serve cold, garnished with croutons and chopped parsley.

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