Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pasta Pulihora


Pasta is my husband's favorite and it can be prepared in numerous varieties. Yesterday I tried a new variation of this as Pasta Pulihora. It came out so well that my husband loved it  and jumped on it before I got any good snaps lol!!!

Pasta Pulihora is a new twist to the traditional pulihora where I used lemon juice. This is a good option for those who really love pasta and also to those who are trying to avoid rice.
To make it healthier I used whole wheat pasta as this is excellent source of fiber. Works wonder as a quick breakfast, brunch or an evening snack.

Ingredients:

Pasta - 3 cups ( Rotini)
Lemon Juice - 1 Large lemon,adjust as required
Salt as Required

Tempering\Tadka

Peanuts - 3-4 tsps
Chana dal/senaga pappu - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal/minappa pappu - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli - 3 nos
Green Chilli - 3 nos
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 8 nos
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1tsp



Preparation:

  • Cook Pasta in boiling water with some salt in it.
  • After pasta gets soft remove from heat and strain the water completely.
  • Add little lemon juice to pasta and keep it aside.
  • Now to prepare tadka heat oil in a vessel add peanuts, chana dal and fry it till it turns red.
  • Add mustard seeds, jeera, urad dal.
  • After they sizzle add green chilli, red chilli, curry leaves and stir fry for 30 secs.
  • Add hing ,turmeric powder,salt and mix well.Turn off heat
  • Now combine this tadka to pasta and add lemon juice and combine well.
  • Taste it if you feel less tangy add lemon juice accordingly.
  • Yummy pasta pulihora is ready !!!! 

Sending this to Twist the traditional - Pulihora hosted by Satya, to Pari's event 'Only' Original Receipes hosted by Nivedita and to Cooking with Seeds - Wheat hosted by Suma.












23 comments:

  1. Wow, looks absolutely delish...interesting fusion.

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  2. Pasta Pulihora looks very mouthwatering dear..Perfect color, sluuurppp

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  3. Thanks for the delicious entry sravani. Pulihora with pasta is sure a great twist.

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  4. Looks really delicious...very interesting recipe dear..
    Tasty appetite

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  5. Omg, thats really very unique and marvellous pulihora..

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  6. thats an unusual combination..love it..

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  7. This is indeed delicious... Nice twist to the otherwise simple pasta..
    Reva

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  8. delicious pasta..thank u for visiting my blog......love ur blog

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  9. Whoo..that is very innovative n I am totally loving it! :)


    US Masala

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  10. pasta looks delicious..loved the indian touch..very innovative...thanks for sharing!
    btw, thanks for your lovely comment at my blog..glad to follow you.

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  11. pasta pulihora sounds interesting and looks fantastic

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  12. delicious lovely combination looks good

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  13. hi, first time here.. u've a wonderful space.. following u!

    http://rasoithekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  14. Very innovative recipe,thanks for visiting my space...

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  15. perfect color n tempting clicks..
    very happy to follow you yaaar

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  16. wow really superb... never ever thought of this...

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  17. Hi
    Never imagined using pulihara in pasta.
    Thanks for the entry.

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