Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pasta with Mushrooms

Cooking is fun as long as someone decides whats to be made................:P
Stuff like instant noodles, pasta,upma etc.. usually comes handy when you just don't want to cook anything- yet, a meal on the table is a must. It makes it all the more complicated when one likes this and the other likes something else...........the balancing act is worse than thinking what to !!
On one such boring day - I made this pasta with mushrooms......This is quite easy to make and tasty as well.

Since this is one of days of compulsive cooking - the measures are as appropriate to the quantity of pasta...........and the steps are as follows:
  1.  Boil pasta  and set aside - don't throw away the water.....
  2. Shred the boiled chicken breast and just saute them in a pan with some pepper and set aside.
  3. Pound  a tsp of fennel and a tsp of cumin together.
  4. Heat oil in a wok,  add a tsp of fennel-cumin powder.Toss in some chopped garlic,chopped onions and fry well.
  5. Add sliced mushrooms and  some salt and fry well.
  6. Now add the shredded chicken - add some pepper powder or chilly flakes........toss them all together and then add half a tsp of dried oregano.
  7. Increase the heat and add the pasta and mix well. If it is too dry - add the water saved from the boiled pasta.
  8. Garnish with chopped parsley or fresh coriander ( both tastes good) Serve hot !!!!

Additional garnish  : Store bought pasta sauce,Alfredo sauce,Tomato & basil sauce,  spinach,spring onion,mozzarella cheese or the same baked in white sauce and cheese - The variations are plenty.

However, for a lazy day - this is a good fix for a short, healthy and fulfilling meal as long as it is eaten warm

1 comment:

  1. Yummy pasta.. I love this combo..:)
    Easy one pot meal... works wonderful for the midweek meals..:)