Pasta Twists ( Finger Foods For Kids )

Pasta Twists, children enjoy pasta and 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.

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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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Pasta Twists ( Finger Foods For Kids ) recipe - How to make Pasta Twists ( Finger Foods For Kids )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 cup (1 cup )
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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
  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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Nutrient values per cup
Energy548 cal
Protein9.6 g
Carbohydrates56 g
Fiber0 g
Fat31.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A270 mcg
Vitamin B10.8 mg
Vitamin B20.3 mg
Vitamin B35.6 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid13.2 mcg
Calcium13.5 mg
Iron2.9 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium5.6 mg
Potassium121.5 mg
Zinc0.9 mg

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Pasta Twists ( Finger Foods For Kids )
 on 14 Jun 20 10:15 AM

Very good & innovative
Pasta Twists ( Finger Foods for Kids )
 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.