Winter is here and nothing says ‘’heaven’’ more than snuggling under a blanket with a cup of coffee while reading a book. But the rest of us who are foodies love to gorge on our favourite comfort food. Speaking of which, what comes to your mind when someone says that? I am sure there are too many options for you to choose from.
An excellent example is pasta; it is versatile because there is a variety of them available. Health-conscious people often stay away from carbs, but it is noteworthy to mention that any dish can be turned nutritious, all you need is a little imagination.
Hence I bring to you a recipe that is sure to warm the cockles of your heart. This is a soupy version of Macaroni Pasta; it is easy to make, requires minimum ingredients, and is simply delicious.
- 1 cup pasta macaroni
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
- 1/4 cup peas
- 1/4 cup chopped green beans
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 6 cup water
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 cup chopped carrot
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup tomato puree
- Salt as per requirement
The first step is to boil the pasta in a pan. Let it simmer till it’s cooked properly on low to medium flame. After it is cooked, take it off the stove and drain the water. Then run it under cold tap water and set it aside.
In the next step, heat a tablespoon of butter in a pan or pot, then add chopped garlic, after which you need to saute it for two minutes. Now add chopped onions and cook for two minutes, do not let them burn. Add tomato puree and let it cook for two minutes. You can occasionally stir.
In the third step, add the chopped vegetables, carrots, beans, peas, any other veggies of your choice. I like to add capsicum or mushrooms from time to time. Add three cups of water, let it boil, and then simmer for at least three to four minutes till the veggies are cooked.
Add pasta into the pot and cook for the next two minutes. The final step is to put some black pepper powder over the pasta, and then stir the whole thing gently, followed by switching off the flame.
To garnish, you can add fresh cream and coriander leaves; and there you have it soupy pasta delight.