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Mar 4, 2010

Pasta with broccoli and mushrooms and an event

Macaroni/pasta would be one of the snacks served by mom when we came from school. We used to be so hungry and our plate would be empty in minutes. How we use to just love this!!! The preperation was so simple, and indianized, pasta mixed with onions and tomatoes with a tempering of mustard and cumin seeds , something like upma.
After a few years, mom learnt making the white sauce along with lots of butter, cheese and flour and I just fell in love with this one and liked it more than the traditional version.
After having only these two lovely versions for a long time, I explored the other possibilities of pasta making. I started using an assortment of vegetables such as broccoli, mushrooms,zucchini, even squash to name a few .Baking pasta with lots of cheese and white sauce was another option .
Then there are so many varieties of them which go well with a specific combination of sauces and herbs. You could use bechamel sauce or white sauce or the popular tomato sauce or the pesto.Some goes well in soups while come in salads.
Then the other ingredients which could go into your pasta are nuts such as walnuts, or herbs such mint, cilantro,parsley olives, basil , different variety of cheeses , saffron or even lentils. The list is just vast and unending.
So its just like pizza , you choose what goes into your pasta.

Cooking with pasta- An event
So then how do you make your pasta? Why dont we have a food blog event on this? Send me your pasta entries in whatever way you use them- maybe a one pot dish or salad or soups or on your pizza or some traditional method, on stove top, in a microwave or your convectional oven or some indianized version .. Its just your creation and imagination on how you present it.

About pasta- Courtesy - wikipedia
Pasta
(Italian pasta, from Latin pasta "dough, pastry cake", from Greek παστά (pasta) "barley porridge"[1]) is a generic term for foods made from an unleavened dough of wheat or buckwheatflour and water, sometimes with other ingredients such as eggs and vegetable extracts. Pastas include noodles in various lengths, widths and shapes, and varieties that are filled with other ingredients like ravioli and tortellini. The word pasta is also used to refer to dishes in which pasta products are a primary ingredient. It is usually served with sauce. There are hundreds of different shapes of pasta with at least locally recognized names.[2] Examples include spaghettirods), macaroni (tubes or cylinders), fusilli (swirls), and lasagne (sheets). Two other noodles, gnocchi and spätzle, are sometimes considered pasta. They are both traditional in parts of Italy.Pasta is categorized in two basic styles: dried and fresh. Dried pasta made without eggs can be stored for up to two years under ideal conditions, while fresh pasta will keep for a couple of days in the refrigerator.[3] Pasta is generally cooked by boiling
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Rules for participation
1. Cook any vegetarian dish using pasta. Eggs not allowed.
2. Send me your dish before 6th of april 2010'.

3. You dont have to post me your entry through e-mail. Just leave a comment in the comment section of this post. Leave a link to your recipe.I will include it in the round up.

4. If non-bloggers are interested in paricipating in this event. Then you can send me your recipe along with the picture at creativesaga@gmail.com. I will publish your recipe as well as include it in the round up.

5.You can send unlimited entries.
6.You can send the entry from your archives. Just repost it in a new post and send me the link.
7. Use the logo for the event for spreading the word.



I am sure to come up with a lot of pasta dishes in my future posts and hope the same from you. Until then check out this one!!!

broccoli and mushroom pastaIngredients-

Pasta (any type)- 1 cup
Onion- 1 sliced fine
Crushed garlic- a teaspoon
Broccoli- a cup of florets
Mushroom- a cup chopped lenghtwise
Pasta/pizza sauce- 2tbsp (Store bought) or refer here to make the pizza sauce
Pepper cumin powder- 1tsp
Salt to taste
Grated cheese- 1 tbsp (optional)
Butter- 1tsp

Method-
Boil the pasta in some water till it turns soft. Drain the water and wash them under running water to avoid sticking. Melt a teaspoon of butter in a pan. Add the crushed garlic along with onions and saute for few seconds. Now add the chopped broccoli and mushroom along with the salt and pepper cumin powder. Saute and cook till crisp and soft. Now add the cooked pasta. Mix well and add the pasta sauce. Mix well and cook for few more minutes. Add the cheese and mix wel before serving.

64 comments:

Happy Cook said...

Most of the veg pasta dishes i have posted in my place, if i make something new i sure will send it your way.

Divya Kudua said...

I am yet to cook with Pasta often.I do try the jhatpat macaroni version as you said but no major cooking otherwise.Let me see if I can come up with something!!

Rachana Kothari said...

Yummy Pasta!!! and a very nice event, will try n send something:)

Subhashini said...

Gr8 event.If i make something with pasta then surely will post you soon.Very delicious recipe.
Subha

LG said...

nice event sowmya. pasta looks cheesy n yumm

SriLekha said...

will surely join in ur event!
ur pasta dish looks too good!

Usha said...

Cool theme Sowmya, I am in, I have a few pasta dishes in my drafts waiting to be posted :-) Happy hosting....

Priya said...

Thats a delicious pasta dish with broccoli and mushrooms...yummy and my kids will definitely love this...lovely event, will send my entries..

Suparna said...

nice theme for the event sowmya :)
Ur preparation looks delcious, Happy hosting...would love to see the round up!!
TC

Tina said...

Yummy and delicious...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Macaroni with Broccoli, Mushrooms looks like a delicious grown-up version of the ususal mac and cheese.

Vrinda said...

I rarely cook pasta dishes...so i can learn lot from ur event..happy hosting

Parita said...

Lovely event, i love pastas!

Latha said...

Nice event. I will send mine soon.

Pari said...

Hi. This is a good lunch box recipe, healthy with broccoli. Nice event will surely try sending something. In fact I posted a Lasagna recently that will surely reach u.

ARUNA said...

That's a great event and pasta looks yummy!!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy pasta..nice event.will send in something

angee said...

yummy pasta and a great event..will try to send some entries..

Ruchikacooks said...

Cool, pasta event is a nice idea. I can get a lot of ideas from the round up too..

Sowmya, I am also hosting an event called home remedies, any simple remedies you know, please share it with us

http://ruchikacooks.com

simply.food said...

Lovely pasta dish and nice event.will send something soon.

Swathi said...

Sowmya,

Nice pasta, I have posted a pasta recipe, here is the link

http://kitchenswathi.blogspot.com/2010/03/spicy-pasta-with-gram-masala-and.html

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Pasta looks delectable and the theme is simply wonderful shall try to send in some recipes!!!

Soma Pradhan said...

looks so delicious...love the color

Sush said...

Count me in for this. I cook pasta every alternate day. This time when I cook, I will take the picture & publish it for this event.

DEESHA said...

I love pasta in any form, what I dislike is a lot of cheese .. but this one is yumm with broccoli

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yummy pasta recipe! Looks mouthwatering!

Sumi said...

I would love to experiment some new pasta dish especially for this event

Neha said...

Nice event sowmya, urs pasta looks delicious..

Cham said...

Good theme- ur dish is more delectable!

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks yummmilious.

reanaclaire said...

my kids will definitely love this!

Aparna Vijay said...

Hi Sowmya,
Nice recipe. Here is my version for the event..
http://vegetarian-dishes.blogspot.com/2010/02/pasta-treat.html

Regards
Aparna Vijay

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

nice event. i made indian version of pasta.. other than that i don't make other varieties.

your pasta looks so cheesy..yummy

Padhu said...

Yummy pasta and nice event!

Sashi said...

Tasty Pasta !! Will try to send my entry soon !!

Latha said...

Hi sowmya,

Here is my entry for the event:

http://www.apeekintomykitchen.com/2010/03/catanisella-lunga-28.html
Thanks.

notyet100 said...

nice event will try to sne din somethin,..

Usha said...

Sowmya, here is my entry into the event....
http://www.veginspirations.com/2010/03/pasta-with-carrots-and-asparagus.html
Looking forward to the roundup :-)

Ivy said...

Here is my entry Sowmya: http://kopiaste.org/2010/03/black-gigantes-with-spinach-and-pasta/

Priya said...

Hi Sow..

Here comes my entry for ur event..

http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/03/spaghetti-with-soyachunks.html

Thanks
Priya

Usha said...

Sowmya, here is my second entry to your event.

http://www.veginspirations.com/2010/03/southwestern-style-pasta-salad.html
Thanks....

Srivalli said...

Sowmya, thanks for the reminder,

my entry to your event

http://spicingyourlife.blogspot.com/2010/03/penne-pasta-with-onion-tomato-sauce.html

Srimathi said...

http://www.fewminutewonders.com/2010/03/pasta-pimento-pasta-with-red-bell.html

Hi Sowmya,

Here is my entry to your pasta event.

Priya said...

Hi Sowmya..here comes my 2nd entry..

http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/04/tomato-mushroom-farfalle.html

Thanks
Priya

Sharmilee! :) said...

Have entered ur event : http://sharmis-passions.blogspot.com/2010/04/macroni-in-milk-peppery-sauce-in-15mins.html

Sharmilee! :) said...

This is my entry for ur event: http://sharmis-passions.blogspot.com/2010/04/macroni-in-milk-peppery-sauce-in-15mins.html

Cooking Foodie said...

Hi Soumya,

Here is my entry for the event:

http://cookingfoodie.blogspot.com/2010/04/rotini-alfredo-with-vegetables.html

Shama Nagarajan said...

pasta tastemaker inside pasta packet is packet masala......http://easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/04/simple-pasta-soup.html

Padma said...

Hello Sowmya

Have reposted few entries in this link. Have a look at it here
http://padmasrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/04/apple-sauce-pancakes.html

Thanks
Padma

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Sowmya, here is my entry to your event.

http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/04/mac-n-cheese-with-2-chesses-and.html

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Sowmya, here is my entry to your event.

http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/04/mac-n-cheese-with-2-chesses-and.html

Kiran said...

Hi Sowmya,
This is my first time here.I just came across the pasta event you are conducting.I understand that the time you have given is April
6th.So is it ok if I send in my entry on the 6th(tomorrow).Let me know.
Thanks,
Kiran
http://kiranjay.blogspot.com

Ms.Chitchat said...

Hey Sowmya, Please include my entry too for the event.

http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/2009/12/penne-with-vodka-sauce.html

Thanks

Indrani said...

Hi sowmya,
This is my entry for the event, just posted today, hope I'm not late

http://indranid.blogspot.com/2010/04/pasta-in-alfredo-sauce-low-fat-version.html

earlier recipe : (reposted it)
http://indranid.blogspot.com/2009/07/classic-mac-n-cheese-wvegetablesstove.html

thanks, dear

Priti said...

Hi Dear, here is my entry
http://indiankhanna.blogspot.com/2010/04/fusilli-with-stir-fried-veggies.html

R said...

http://recipegrabbag.blogspot.com/2009/12/pasta-salad.html

Kiran said...

Hi Sowmya,

Here is my entry for the cooking with pasta event.

http://kiranjay.blogspot.com/2010/04/quick-vegetable-pastaeat-as-salad-or.html

Thanks,
Kiran

R said...
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R said...

here is my entry sowmya, hope i am not too late.... thnx.

http://recipegrabbag.blogspot.com/2009/12/pasta-salad.html

R said...

here is my entry sowmya, for some reason the comment is not being posted, hoping this one shows up. thanks.
http://recipegrabbag.blogspot.com/2009/12/pasta-salad.html

Curry Leaf said...

Hi Sowmya,
I had posted my dish yesterday itself but could not comment here.Sorry for the inconvenience.You can find my pasta here : http://tastycurryleaf.blogspot.com/2010/04/spaghetti-al-burro.html.
Do let me know if it is possible to include this in the round up.Thanks

Priya said...

Sowmya..

my one more entry comes here..

http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/04/vegetable-farfalle.html

Cooking Foodie said...

Hi Sowmya,

I know I am late but I hope you can include it in the roundup.

http://cookingfoodie.blogspot.com/2010/04/spaghetti-and-meatballs-vegetarian.html

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Hey,
I came to know about this only today. Can I send some entries or is it too late?

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