Tuesday, 21 May 2013

4th Anniversary, 400th Post, Winner Announcement & Quick Farfalle-Basil Pasta to celebrate


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Hi All!!
It seems ages that I posted something here, I have been too busy lately..travelling, guests, health issues and many more things but today no reason, no excuse could keep me away from my blog baby. Yes!! My blog turns 4today and it also happens to be my 400th post here. Yippee, Hurray!!! Party smileNoteBirthday cake
I must thank my family, friends, readers and blogger friends for being so supportive, for being there to see me grow, to praise me for my creativity and critically analyze me to improve further. Nothing of this was possible without YOU so a big THANK YOU!!! I hope to see your continued support here. I love reading your feedback so please keep giving me that.

I wanted to post an elaborate and a more creative dish here but pardon me friends, I’m just not able to bear the heat  and I simply dread long hours in the kitchen. I’m more into one pot or quick meals and my one BIG savior these days is Pasta which can be cooked in few minutes and you have ample choice to work on the flavors and play around with the veggies. The only thing I ensure is that I use Durum Wheat or Wheat Pasta, so that’s it’s good for my health too.
The pasta I’m posting today has no big recipe and has simple basic flavors and can be cooked on any lazy day without thinking too much..It’s a complete stress free recipe and that’s how I cook these days, which is no tension cooking Smile. Also, I’m hoping that my face book fan page reaches 2000likes today so please head there and join me where I post kitchen tips everyday.
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Farfalle With Basil

Preparation Time:15mins
Cooking Time:5mins
Serves:2
Difficulty Level:Easy

Ingredients

2cups Farfalle pasta ( cooked al dente)
1medium onion, cubed
6-7garlic pods, chopped finely
1/4 of green and red bell pepper, cubed
1small tomato cubed
1tsp oregano
9-10basil leaves
1tsp crushed black pepper/ paprika/ cayenne pepper
salt to taste
olive oil + butter mix, about 3tbsp

Method

Boil about a cup of pasta in about 8-10cups of water with a teaspoon oil and a table spoon salt.
Simultaneously, chop the veggies while the pasta gets cooked.
In a pan take butter and olive oil and once hot add the garlic and let it brown lightly.
Add the onions and sauté. Add the seasonings.
Tip in the pasta and toss on high flame for a few seconds. Add the remaining veggies and cook for 1-2minutes on medium before serving.
Add the basil leaves just before the final tossing on flame.
Serve hot garnished with more basil leaves.
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Tips:

Add sufficient salt to the boiling pasta and always add the pasta once the water starts boiling, never add pasta to cold water.
Try to boil the pasta while the veggies/ sauce gets cooked. Always add hot pasta to the sauce. If the pasta is already cooked before adding it to the sauce, dip it in boiling water for 5secs and then add to the sauce.

Now comes the winner of last month’s ‘Only’ Cooking With Legumes event which was hosted by Nalini. Out of the 24 entries sent in Indian category
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The random picker has chosen 11, which is Anu’s Masoor Patli Dal. Congrats Anu, please mail me within 48hrs to cookingoodfood@gmail.com to claim your win.
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26 comments:

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Congratulations Pari, on your 400th post as well as 4 successful years of blogging..keep blogging..

Nice pasta

kausers kitchen said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! And wish u many many more to come.
Keep rocking!

Shylaashree said...

congrats pari, 4 years - it is a great milestone. a long way to go

Rafeeda AR said...

that's an awesome acheivement!!! congrats... yummy pasta to celebrate...

Laxmi said...

congrats on ur 400th post and 4 yrs of blogging.. 4 yrs is not a small span.. appreciate ur efforts for blogging.. keep going.. :)

Divya Shivaraman said...

Congrats dear...more and more years to go.... congrats to winner tooto

Akila said...

Double congrats dear... Perfect day to celebrate

Nupur said...

Congratulations !!

Perfect celebration with Colorful Pasta ...

Priya R said...

Congrats on your milestone :) what a lovely colorful platter, makes me hungry and what to have it right away :) enjoy your new yr of cooking and blogging

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

Congrats Pari... and this delicious pasta is so delightful... yummy and droolworthy!!
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Premas Culinary said...

Congrats Dear,delicious pasta...luks tempting...

Priya Anandakumar said...

Congrats Pari on successfully completing 4 years and wish you many more success to come. Lovely and delightful 400th post...
Yummy...

Veena Theagarajan said...

congrats! lovely colorful salad.. very nice..

Raksha said...

congrats dear. Hope u will soon get 2k likes on fb :)

DivyaGCP said...

Congrats Pari.. 4 years of blogging and 400 posts.. Great!!
Delicious Pasta!! Looks inviting..
Congrats to the winner too..

Wer SAHM said...

congrats and happy blogging.... nice tempting salad...

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

Hi its great achievement dear... 4th year 400th post... lovely and great going... Keep going... Congrats... n congrats to the winner too... n salad looks refreshing one...

Nilu A said...

Congrats on your achievement Pari and also to the winner.. Pata looks beautiful as well as delicious and flavorful dear :-)

anusha praveen said...

Pari, farfalle aka bowties they look so cute on a dinner table. Congrats on the milestone. Hoping to read your 500th soon. :)

Bhawna Bagri said...

Congrats pari for 4 years and 400th post..Pasta looks so awesome and delicious...

Preeti Jaipal said...

congrts, beautiful post, love the clicks..

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy and inviting dear

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Congrats Pari and wish you many more to come :)
You rock :)
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Sanoli Ghosh said...

Congratulation Pari for your milestone. A wonderful platter of paste, totally droolworthy. Congrats Anu for winning.

Priya Suresh said...

Congrats Pari, looks like double bonanza, 4years and 400th post, that fabulous.

Pasta looks droolworthy and makes me drool.

Priyas Feast said...

Congrats on 4th year anniversary..keep rocking,pari

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