Quick Pasta

Pasta (Italian pasta, from Latin pasta “dough, pastry cake”, from Greek παστά (pasta) “barley porridge” is a generic term for foods made from an unleavened dough of flour and water or eggs and water, and sometimes a combination of egg and flour.

Pasta is categorized in two basic styles: dried and fresh. Dried pasta made without eggs can be stored for up to two years under ideal conditions, while fresh pasta will keep for a couple of days in the refrigerator

What we now know as “pasta” originated in Italy. While many different cultures ate some sort of noodle-like food, composed mostly of grain, the key characteristics of pasta are durum wheat semolina, with a high gluten content, made with a technique that allows the resultant dough to be highly malleable. Thus, the many different shapes (i.e., ziti, spaghetti, ravioli) that characterize “pasta.” South of Europe, in Arab North Africa, a food similar to pasta has been eaten for centuries: cous-cous

While the only basic difference between these names is the shape of the pasta, each pasta is typically matched with a particular sauce based on cooking time, consistency, ability to hold sauce, ease of eating, etc
Information source : Wikipedia.org
For More Information and Types of Pasta  : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasta

Like all the Food Lovers i too love to watch cookery shows. i saw this recipe in Vijay TV.

Quick Pasta

Pasta – 1/2 cup

chilli powder – 2 – 3 tsp
garlic – 1 clove finely chopped
canola oil – 1-1/2 tbsp
salt to taste
Boil Water with salt in a Skillet.  Drop pasta and cover it and wait  for 3-4 minutes. Pasta will be cooked, Drain the excess water. This is how i cooked. Check the instructions on ur pasta pack before u start,
Heat oil in kadai, splutter jeera/cumin seeds, add garlic and cook Keep the flame low. Add pasta and add chilli powder. check the salt.
cook for 2 minutes or until its all well combined

Serve it with some shredded cheese or simply with some Tomato sauce.