Garlic bread

 

Deliciously aromatic, Garlic Bread is a tasty accompaniment when served with a hot soup or a pasta. Garlic Bread can be quickly prepared at home using plain bread slices and a simple garlic spread. It should be baked till crisp, as that ensures the texture and maximum aroma.

Preparation Time : 6-10 minutes

Cooking time : 6-10 minutes

Servings : 6

Cuisine: Fusion

Course: Breads

Level Of Cooking:easy

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of bread, each slice cut into three strips
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tbsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or / salt to taste

 

Method :

Step 1.

Cut the garlic bread slice horizontally into three pieces .

Step 2.

In a mixing bowl, take crushed garlic, butter, pepper powder, basil, chili flakes, oregano and salt, mix all ingredients well.

Step 3

Spread about a tsp of mixture onto each rectangle piece, bake in oven for 3-5 minutes until slightly crispy on 180 degrees Celsius and serve immediately.

 

Tomato Macaroni pasta

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Tomato Macaroni pasta

Tomato macaroni is a delicious and simple Indian way of enjoying macaroni with few select spices and fresh tomatoes and onions . The boiled macaroni is tossed with onion, tomato, and served hot, with garlic bread. It is a fusion cooking.

Main Ingredients: Macaroni, tomatoes, onions

Cuisine: Fusion, Indian / Italian

Course: Noodles and Pastas

Cooking Level :Easy

Preparation Time: 25-30 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 200 gms shell macaroni
  • 5 ripe big sized tomatoes / 1/2 kg tomatoes
  • 4 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp Chili Flakes (optional)
  • 3 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour / Maida
  • 25 gms butter
  • 4 cubes processed cheese, finely grated
  • 11/2 tsp salt or / salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Tomato ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil

Method :

Step 1.

In a sauce pan boil 500 ml water, 1 tbsp oil (because of the oil the macaroni doesn’t stick together after boiling), when the water starts boiling, add macaroni, let it boil for 3-4 minutes (macaroni is approx. 90% cooked). drain and keep the macaroni aside.

Step 2.

Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan, add finely chopped onions, sauté the onions till light golden in colour.

Step 3.

Add pureed tomatoes, chili powder , salt and cook till tomatoes are well cooked (approx. 10-15 minutes on low flame) and well blended.

For white sauce:

Take a heavy bottom pan add the all purpose flour/maida , dry roast on medium flame for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4.

Pour milk gently in to the pan and keep on stirring. Mix flour and milk and on medium flame continue stirring till sauce starts getting thickened slowly. Add grated cheese,  pepper and oregano, chili  flakes and mix well.

Step 5.

When the sauce starts to thicken and reaches to thick pouring consistency, fold in the pasta and sautéed vegetables mix well. Switch off the stove.

Step 6.

Add chili flakes, Oregano , add tomato ketchup cook for few minutes more. Fold in boiled macaroni gently and add prepared white sauce, mix well till gets blended well . Switch off the stove.

Step 7.

Serve hot the delicious pasta with garlic bread or potato fingers!