I’m back! Oh how much I love saying these words. It makes me feel like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Not that I was away from the blogging world or anything, but this is my 25th post and I have spent anticipating about it since my 10th post! https://blogofyum.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/minty-melon-salad/.
That surely calls for a round of applause. Yay!
Thank you very much. 🙂 Here’s to the next 100 posts! Cheers!
There is something in the air of Bangalore and I am growing restless with every single day. I am as restless as a school kid waiting for the summer break! I blame it on the relentless, almost suffocating Bangalore heat. All I want right now is a vacation. All I am yearning for is a carefree long summer vacation somewhere in Italy, enjoying pasta made in true Italian style, marathon chatting topped with oodles of laughter with my girlies. There’s a voice inside my head which is saying “Yeah baby! Dream on!”.
What else can a restless girl with no real vacation anywhere in the sight do on these endless summers but to play around in her kitchen and gorge on some juicy sweet mangoes?!
I do not have years of experience in the field of cooking and blogging, but over the years I have enjoyed being an instinctive cook. There are days when some flavors just pop into your mind. The best thing to do then is to head straight into the kitchen and stir up the things, just like I did. It may turn out to be something totally disastrous or something that blows off your mind (in a good way). You’ll have to take that chance.
My quick creamy mango pasta is a result of my dream Italian vacation and something that made that dream sweeter-Mangoes. The minute I thought about putting pasta and mangoes together, a voice in my head said “You must be joking”. Finally after the yeses and the nos I decided to go with it and boy oh boy- What a refreshingly different, quick and tasty dish!
Few things about the dish:
It tastes best when served cool.
It is also not one of the healthy pasta recipes. But here’s what I feel. When you make something healthy, you tend to eat more, as you know its great for you and you can have as much as you want. On the contrary when you make something that is little high on calories, you are conscious and you will not overeat.
Ok! Whatever! This IS good food! 😀
It took me about 10 minutes to stir up this bowl of pure delight.
CREAMY MANGO PASTA–RECIPE
Makes one medium sized bowl
1 cup boiled pasta (elbow, shell, farfalle)
3 tsps plain cheese spread
1 tsp fresh cream
1 tsp hung curd
2 tsps mango pulp
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp mixed herbs
Salt to taste
In a bowl add the cheese spread, cream, hung curd, mango pulp, ground pepper and herbs. Give it a good mix. Make sure that every ingredient is at room temperature.
Now add boiled pasta to the cheese mixture and mix well.
Refrigerate it for about 10 minutes and serve.
You can add fresh herbs like oregano, basil or parsley instead of dried ones.
More to come… 🙂