Charishma's Penne Pasta With a Dash of Herbs...a Herbal Twist!

"Here's a delicious new pasta I recently came up with which was well enjoyed by everyone at home. The flavour of the herbs makes this a perfect side dish or snack. We just loved it for its simplicity and delicate taste. No over-powering and no excess of anything. Just perfect as it should be."
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  • Soak the penne pasta in plenty of water in a large and flat bottomed dish.
  • In the meantime, prepare the masala mixture for the pasta.
  • To do so, take a wide bottom pan or skillet.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in it.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the garlic cloves (finely chopped) and the sliced onions.
  • Mix well and cook on low-medium heat for 7-10 minutes or until the onions turn translucent.
  • In the meantime once the pasta has been soaked for around 10-15 minutes, drain out all the water and replenish with about 10 cups of fresh water. All the pasta should be soaked in the water, so if you put more water then that is fine.
  • Add 2 tbsps of oil and 3 dashes of salt to the pasta.
  • Now, to the masala mixture, please add the herbs, that is, the oregano, rosemary, fresh basil leaves and the pizza seasoning.alongwith salt to taste. Mix well.
  • Allow the pasta to cook on medium flame for about 10 minutes, stirring about every 5 minutes, till the pasta is cooked completely (It should be soft in the middle and this is called al dente). Drain out the water completely. Rinse the cooked pasta under running tap water (preferably cold temperature).
  • Fold in the tomatoes(finely chopped) and mix thoroughly.
  • Stir in about 1 cup of water. Allow to cook on low flame until all of the mixture becomes like one combined well cooked mixture in appearance.
  • Add the drained pasta to the masala mixture and mix thoroughly from bottom to top, ensuring that all the pasta is well coated with the masala mixture.
  • Serve hot and relish it to the last bite!

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  1. Pomace is not an edible variety of olive oil. Try extra virgin or pure olive oil instead.


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