Pasta Twists Video by Tarla Dalal

Pasta Twists Video by Tarla Dalal

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Children enjoy pasta. Here is another way you can dish out pasta for children. Half-boiled and deep-fried, they become a crunchy treat to eat. You can toss them with seasoning and serve. Experiment with pasta shapes and colours.




Recipe Description for Pasta Twists ( Finger Foods For Kids )

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Makes 1 cup
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Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat fusilli
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
1 1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch)
oil for deep-frying

Method
  1. Combine enough water, oil and salt in a broad non- stick pan, and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the pasta, mix it well and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till the pasta is 50% cooked, while stirring occasionally. Drain well and refresh using enough cold water.
  3. Place a muslin cloth on a clean, dry surface, spread the cooked pasta over it, and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the mixed herbs, pepper powder and salt in a small bowl and mix well. Keep aside.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry half the pasta, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  6. Repeat step 5 to deep-fry the remaining pasta in one more batch.
  7. Sprinkle the mixed herbs-pepper mixture on the fried pasta and toss well.
  8. Keep aside to cool completely.
  9. Store in an air-tight container and use as required.
RECIPE SOURCE : Finger Foods for KidsBuy this cookbook

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