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Creamy Pasta- Desi Style

The best thing about packing lunch for D is the feedback I get once he returns from school. There are some days when he comes back home and says "Mama, please make this tomorrow. My friends were asking for it. " One of the most frequent requests I get it that of Pasta. I try to infuse different flav

Ingredients
  

  • 70 gms Pasta
  • 1 onion Finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic Crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Flour
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder (adjust to suit your liking)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • pinch Garam masala powder a
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable stock (1/4 cup water with 1/2 vegetable stock cube)
  • 1/4 cup Coconut milk (you can use milk as well) (or more)
  • to taste Salt

Instructions
 

  • Boil water with a teaspoon of salt and oil each.
  • When it comes to a rolling boil, add the pasta.
  • Cook till 'al dente', i.e. when you bite into a pasta, there shouldn't be any white in the centre.
  • It should be cooked through yet firm.
  • Drain the pasta in a colander.
  • Pour cold water over it so that it doesn't cook further.
  • Drain well and keep aside.
  • Meanwhile heat butter in a pan.
  • Saute the onions and garlic till pink in colour.
  • Add the chilli powder and turmeric powder and saute for a few seconds.
  • Add the vegetables and fry for a minute.
  • Add flour and fry for another minute.
  • Tip in the vegetable stock and mix carefully, making sure that no lumps are formed.
  • When it starts to boil and turns thick, add the cooked pasta and mix well.
  • Finally add the coconut milk.You can add more to meet the consistency you require.
  • When it starts to boil, sprinkle the garam masala powder.
  • Adjust the seasoning.
  • Transfer to a serving plate.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.