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.
Pasta 1/2 cup
Water to boil pasta
salt to taste
Celery 1 large stem- finely chopped
Tomato 1large chopped
banana pepper-1 large finely chopped(gives a twist in taste)
red chili powder to taste (optional)
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!