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Cheesy Pasta with Vegetables


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Use of whole-wheat pasta and lots of vegetables is the specialty of this fibre rich dish. The milk and the cheese in the sauce enriches it with the much-needed calcium for growing kids.

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Makes 3 servings
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Ingredients


For The Sauce
1 tsp oil
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup boiled sweet corn kernels (makai ke dane)
1/4 cup thinly sliced capsicum
1/4 cup blanched broccoli florets
1/4 cup grated carrot
1 tsp cornflour dissolved in 1/2 cup cold milk
salt to taste
2 tbsp grated processed cheese
freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) powder to taste

For The Pasta
1 cup cooked whole wheat pasta
1/2 tsp oil
1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/4 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)

Method
For the sauce

  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the garlic and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the corn, capsicum, broccoli and carrots and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the cornflour-milk mixture, salt and cheese and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the pepper and mix well. Keep aside.

For the pasta

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and chilli flakes and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the pasta, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Reheat the prepared sauce on a medium flame fo 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the pasta, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve immediately.

Tips
  1. You may use whole wheat fusilli, penne or tagliatelle.
Nutrient values per serving
EnergyProteinCarbohydrateFatCalcium
136 calories. 5.2 gm. 16.6 gm. 3.2 gm. 123.5 mg.
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