Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pasta Primavera

Primavera means "season of spring" in Italian.This dish usually is packed with vegetables which are available in spring.But any vegetable can be added to the pasta.The vegetables should not become  soggy but should retain the crispy texture while cooking.There are so many versions of this recipe.A common recipe uses heavy cream and butter.Since I wanted it be light and healthy,I skipped adding those.

This is my kid's favorite lunch box dish.


Rotini Pasta - 1 pound

Tomatoes - 1

Zucchini - 1 sliced

Carrots - 2   cut into 1 inch pieces

Broccoli  florets - 8

Onion - 1 chopped

Garlic - 3 pods minced

Green bell pepper - cut into thin strips

Marinara Sauce - 1 cup

Oil - 4 Tbsp

Pepper powder - 2 tsp

Salt to taste

Grated Parmesan cheese - 2 tbsp optional

Even vegetables like peas,eggplant can be added.


Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.Add the pasta and and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until al dente.
Drain them in a colander.

Heat oil in a pan and add the garlic.Then add the onion and saute till translucent.

Then add the green pepper,zucchini,carrot and saute for 5 minutes.

Now add the pepper powder.Add the marinara sauce and 1/2 cup of water and allow it to boil for 2 minutes.

Now add the pasta ,required amount of salt.

Sprinkle  Parmesan cheese if you prefer.

Serve hot .


Hamaree Rasoi said...

Great looking pasta dear.Loved the very look of it. Must have tasted great as well.

Hamaree Rasoi

Kairali sisters said...

It looks delicious Ramya...

Ms.Chitchat said...

Looks tasty,click is good.

Rekha shoban said...

looks colourful!

Abhilash said...

I have never tried making pasta. Your recipe looks good. Will give it a try next weekend.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy pasta

Prathima Rao said...

Good one!!Looks yummy..

Rachana said...

Its lunch time here and I so wish to have this bowl of pasta... yumm.

kanthi said...

Sounds delicious and yumm

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious..tempting clicks

aipi said...

Beautiful pasta dish..love the veggies you used..!

US Masala

Ramya said...

Thanx everyone for u'r lovely words!!

Satya said...

Hi ramya ,
first time to ur blog ...u got a neat n beautiful space here with alot of yummy dishes ...
This pasta looks so delicious ..love the veggies u add n ur schezwan paneer looks so tempting ..i will surely make it ...glad to visit u ..if u get time do visit my blog


Roshan said...

very yummy pasta....the addition of veggies is interesting..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely yummy pasta... flavorful and healthy too.

Padma said...

Looks very inviting Ramya.