Fasta pasta

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

Pasta helps build endurance and is thus a common feature among the world’s top athletes. Homemade pasta, using whole wheat flour beats commercial pasta any day.

Cooking Time : 20 min.
Preparation Time : 15 min.

Serves 6.

For the pasta
2 packets (100 grams each) pasta or
200 grams whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
For the tomato sauce
750 grams tomatoes, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
1/4 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons oil
salt to taste
For the dill topping
1 tablespoon finely chopped dill

2 teacups white sauce

For the topping
2 tablespoons grated cheese
Method
1. For the pasta, mix all the ingredients and prepare a stiff dough by adding just another water.
2. Leave the dough for 30 minutes.
3. Roll out into thin chappaties with the help of a little flour.
4. Cut the chapatties into strips and dry for at least 4 hours.
5. Boil plenty of water and add a little oil and salt. Put in some pasta at a time, cook for a few minutes and drain. Repeat for the remaining pasta.
6. For the tomato sauce, heat the oil and fry the onion and garlic for 1 minute.
7. Add the tomatoes and cook until soft.
8. Blend in a liquidiser.
9. Add the chilli powder, sugar, oregano and salt and boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
10. For the dill topping, mix the white sauce with the dill very well.
11. To serve, pour the tomato sauce or dill topping or both on top of the pasta.
12. Serve hot with extra cheese.
Tips
Goodness Guide :
Rich in complex cabohydrates, fibre and B-Group vitamins, especially thiamin which is crucial to the breakdown of carbohydrates and release of energy.
Makes a great carbo-loading meal.
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