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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Cheesy Pasta Shells and Awards



    
Recipe source: My friend Sharbani.                                                                   
Serves: 2, Preparation time: 25 minutes


Ingredients:
250 Pasta (shells)
2 Tomatoes
2 Onions (chopped)
2 tbsp Tomato sauce
5 Garlic pods (chopped)
1 cup Cheese (grated)
2 Green chillies (chopped)
1 tsp Chilli flakes (optional)
1 Carrot (chopped)
1 Capsicum (chopped)
Black pepper as per the taste
Salt to taste


Method:
In a deep pan heat 6 cups of water and bring it to boil. Once the water starts boiling, add pasta and salt, stir well so that it doesn't stick together. Cook uncovered for 8 -10 minutes. Drain the water and keep them under running water.Sprinkle 2 tsp of olive oil, mix the pasta shell well and put it under the fan to dry. Keep them aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add garlic flakes, onions and green chill. Fry till onion becomes transparent. Add chopped capsicum and carrot. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes. Add tomato paste, black pepper powder, salt to taste. Keep stirring until the tomatoes have cooked down to a thick sauce and smell fragrant (about 10 minutes). Now mix 2 tbsp tomato sauce and mix well. Add 1/2 cup of water, adjust the salt if required. Add the pasta and grated cheese, toss it for a minute. Pour the content in a baking dish, garnish it again with grated cheese and bake on medium for about 2 minutes. Yummy pasta is ready to eat !!! 
                           
                                                                          




Now some awards ....from my blogger friend  Love2Cook I have received two beautiful cards. She has some amazing array of chicken recipes in her blog and some cool refreshing drinks. Please do check them out. Thank you dear. 


                                          
                                                            


Another blogger friend of mine GayathriRaj  has shared Honest Blog award with me which I already have in my kitty so not displaying again. Thank you Gayathri for considering me....really honoured and humbled by your generosity. I love the way she presents her recipes ...wonderful presentation. Friends do visit her blog.

33 comments:

  1. Hi Deepa.Absolutely yummy looking pasta, who would deny eating this!

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  2. Makes a gorgeous and tasty lunch, good one. Enjoy your awards.

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  3. Congrats on all your awards Deepa, pasta looks so yummy.

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  4. Congrats on ur award..pasta looks delish...

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  5. Congrats on ur award & creamy pasta looks very yummy & fabulous..

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  6. Congrats on your awards dear!

    The pasta looks yummmm... A perfect delicious meal!

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  7. congrats on awards dear...All time fav pasta..Looks delicious.

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  8. pasta looks so creamy and yummy!!! loved it....congrats on ur awards..

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  9. congrats dear ....beautiful awards.

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  10. Congrats on your awards. My all time fav pasta. Looks soo perefct and creamy.

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  11. Hi Deepa
    It looks so yummy with grated cheese all over

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  12. Deepa,

    cheesy pasts looks really good. I like it

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  13. ths a eyecatchy cheesy pasta dish.in love with pastas........looks so colorful and super yum........lovely lovely pics

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  14. Looks yummy..wow ...congrats on all ur awards

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  15. healthy n colorful pasta ...congrats on all ur awards.

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  16. Congrats dear for those awards. I am loving your pasta and will try something similar soon :)

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  17. Soo cheesyyy pasta dish, makes me hungry..congrats on ur awards..

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  18. Heartiest congratulations for all your awards. Keep it up!
    Cheesy pasta dekhe to ekhoni khete ichhe korchhe. Tomar recipe ta nischoi try korbo kenona ekdom onno rokom. Darun presentation.

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  19. Dear Deepa
    Congrats for all your awards!!
    Pasta recipe is great. Will try once I got out off Italian Hangover of Pasta
    Bhalo theko

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  20. Aaah! What a lovely pasta! I'm drooling badly here! Yummy!

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  21. Chessy , yummy pasta...looks tempting and delicious.

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  22. Hey Congrats on all the awards and thanks for accepting my awrd....and coming to recipe...wow what a colour and what a colourful presentation...lovely one...

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  23. Congratz on your awards.Pasta looks delicious as well as colourful!

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  24. Congrats dear.Pasta looks yummy. Nice presentation.

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  25. Congrats on u'r awards Deepa!!Cheesy pasta will be a sure hit with the kids..

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  26. Hi Deepa and Tanu,
    Congrats! yummy pasta :)
    loved the blog look :)
    Cheers,

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  27. congratz on your award and your pasta looks so yummy!!

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  28. i always love baked pastas and this one sounds delicious! congrats on the awards

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  29. I simply love this baked pasta dear! Mouthwatering, I'm getting some now...hehe! :D

    Thanks for accepting the award and the card! ^___^

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  30. pasta looks so yummy with that cheese topping..congratulations on your awards dear..keep rocking

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  31. running to kitchen to prepare this.. simply mouthwatering .... Amrita

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