Monday, August 5, 2013

Pasta in fresh home made celery and tomato sauce with a twist

When I was a kid my mother used to make pasta in Indian style, and I used to love it a lot. When my lunch box was pasta I used to have all my friends gathered around me like a flies to dig in. I can still remember my friend swathi who used to visit my home just to taste my mothers pasta. I never knew how the pasta is made and processed. With my little research I found the following facts: Most of the pastas that are available in market are made of enriched all purpose flour (Maida) or durum flour which are considered as a white poison apart from sugar and salt. White flour has had all the good substances (bran and germ) removed during processing.  It's bleached, with a bleaching agent similar to Clorox( disinfectant) . Has added coal-tar-derived (carcinogenic- Cancer causing agent) vitamins but is sold as "enriched". It clogs up intestines, creates excess mucus in sinus passages and depletes nutrient levels as your body works to digest it.



OK! now enough about the bad facts about our favorite pasta now let us learn about some wonderful things about pasta that are published on online journals.
 Pasta may help lower the glycemic index of a meal.
 When you cook pasta with cheese, meat, vegetables it lowers the glycemic index of the meal.   
 Lower the glycemic index (GI) more nutritious and filling the food will be. It is one of the recommended food for diabetic patients. 


Recipe:

Ingredients:
 Pasta 1/2 cup
Water to boil pasta
salt to taste
 For sauce:
Celery 1 large stem- finely chopped
Tomato 1large chopped
onion chopped-1/2cup

banana pepper-1 large finely chopped(gives a twist in taste)
oil-2tbsp
red chili powder to taste (optional)

Method
To cook pasta:
To the 3/4pot of boiling water add pasta and salt, cook till pasta is done.




To make the sauce
Add oil t the medium hot pan and when the oil is hot add onion and sauté till tender. Later add celery and banana pepper and cook till it becomes tender, now add tomato, salt and red chili powder. Close the pan and cook it under medium flame till the tomato is finely cooked, keep stirring the mixture in between. Turn off the stove when the mixture is done cooking and let it cool. Add the cooled mixture to the blender and make it to a smooth paste. Pour this mixture in to the same pan that you have used before and heat it add pasta to this mixture and mix well. close the pan and cook it for 2min under low flame. When you are done take the delicious pasta into a serving bowl and serve it hot with salad or any side you like. This is the best pasta dish I ever tasted. Celery adds a special flavor to the dish and banana pepper gives a special twist in taste. We enjoyed I hope you will love it!

 

16 comments:

  1. I love the unique flavour of Celery.. Looks yummy

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  2. My kid loves pasta, so her lunch box contains pasta often ...... :)

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  3. Loved the pasta and thanks for posting this balanced view of Pasta.
    Deepa

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  4. inviting pasta.nicely presented

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  5. fresh celery from our home garden and into pasta...wonderful dear

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  6. thats nice and inviting....

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  7. Pasta is so inviting !

    Shree
    http://easycooknbake.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Delicious and inviting pasta..

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  9. So now, is it good or bad to eat pasta?? I'm confused :( Pls let me know, as I suffer from sinus & enjoy eating pasta too !!

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    1. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02786915
      online journal stating the presence of myotoxins in pasta! So far I couldn't find anything related to sinusitis and pasta.

      If we keep searching the health facts of each food item we might end up with nothing that has complete health benefits, even the organics have drawbacks too! the only thing we should keep in mind is that too much of anything is too bad...so set your limits on any food you take, keep your self active through out the day! :) Include foods rich in antioxidants that eliminate free radicals and toxins from your body!

      Disclaimer:
      All these are my findings from a published online journals and through my knowledge in Biology. I am not a doctor or nutritionist!

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  12. Well this pasta fresh home made celery is good for breakfast. I wonder if it's also good as an appetizer for my visitors this upcoming birthday of my cousin.

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  13. Definitely a great recipe to be shared to others that wants food that are healthy.

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