Pasta Twists ( Finger Foods For Kids )


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Children enjoy pasta. Here is another way you can dish out pasta for children. Half-boiled and deep-fried, they become a crunchy treat to eat. You can toss them with seasoning and serve. Experiment with pasta shapes and colours.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 1 cup
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Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat fusilli
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
1 1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch)
oil for deep-frying

Method
  1. Combine enough water, oil and salt in a broad non- stick pan, and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the pasta, mix it well and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till the pasta is 50% cooked, while stirring occasionally. Drain well and refresh using enough cold water.
  3. Place a muslin cloth on a clean, dry surface, spread the cooked pasta over it, and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the mixed herbs, pepper powder and salt in a small bowl and mix well. Keep aside.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry half the pasta, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  6. Repeat step 5 to deep-fry the remaining pasta in one more batch.
  7. Sprinkle the mixed herbs-pepper mixture on the fried pasta and toss well.
  8. Keep aside to cool completely.
  9. Store in an air-tight container and use as required.


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 on 26 Oct 12 05:05 PM


A wonderful treat for kids. Better than the readymade packs that are available in the market. My kids loved this recipe and literally gobbled up the entire quantity in less than 15 mins :D Thanks Tarla Dalal.