Side Dishes

 

 

Vermicelli Pasta 

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Description:
This is a tasty pasta that will work well served with a protein source to become a complete meal. Vermicelli is a type of pasta that is round in section and somewhat thinner than spaghetti and a little larger than angel-hair. A lot of people use it instead of spaghetti. It cooks very fast because it's so skinny, 5 to 7 minutes or less. Try our Vermicelli Pasta Salad recipe for a flavourful salad that's perfect on a hot summer night.

Ingredients:
2 cups vermicelli pasta

3 cups of water

finely chopped onions

finely chopped potato

finely chopped carrots

Peas

salt to taste

olive oil for cooking

quarter teaspoon mustard seeds

quarter teaspoon cumin seeds

2 cloves

half inch cinnamon stick

curry leaves(optional)



Directions:
-Roast vermicelli(without oil) pasta and keep aside

-heat oil in a pan and add cloves, cinnamon, mustard seed, cumin seed and curry leaves (optional) .Cook till mustard seed splutter.

-Then add onion and cook for a minute

Then add all veggies, salt and sauté for two minutes.

-then add water.

-once the water starts boiling while stirring add vermicelli pasta.

-Cook till pasta is soft and water evaporates

- Garnish with coriander leaves.





Servings: 4


Notes: Last but not least, Enjoy your meal!


Special Diet: Vegetarian, Low Sodium


Category: Side Dishes

Submitted By: Patrisha



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