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Pasta – some interesting things

Today there are endless numbers of food products in the market. Some may consume more time for cooking and some can be cooked within short span of time. To reveal the fact, the foods which are quite easy to make are supposed to have great attention among the people. This is because the people today are not interested in spending more time for getting ready with their food. On the other side they are also in need of healthy food which can add value to their diet. While considering both these factors, the first and foremost thing that comes to mind is the pasta.

Tasty food ever

Since many people are not aware of the health benefits of pasta, they tend to consume it for their taste. Many interesting recipes can be made from pasta with varying ingredients. One can prefer to make these recipes according to their taste. One must also remember that the recipes should be made based on the type of pasta which they are used for cooking. This is because the pastas are available with many different ingredients like whole grains and many. Hence one should be aware of these factors for coming up with the tasty recipes.

Nutritional food

Pasta is not only appreciated for the taste, but this is also the healthy food which can favor the current lifestyle. It has all the essential nutritional values which can favor health in several ways. The people who want to stick to their weight loss diet can also take pasta as this means a lot for weight loss. Thus, the people who in need to lose their weight need not get compromised over the taste of the food. They can make many interesting recipes from pasta and can consume it without bothering about the calories. It is to be noted that weight loss is not the only reason which can be stated for taking pasta but this can also has influence over other health benefits like cardiac health, blood pressure maintenance and many.

Good source of energy

All the foods are not the good source of energy. But this is not the case with pasta. Clinical studies have proven that taking pasta can provide sufficient energy needed for the body. People who tend to take pasta for their breakfast can remain energetic for a long time. They will not feel tired or hungry for a long time. Thus, they can focus on their work better. In order to get good source of energy, the best pastas are to be used for cooking. The pastas like rigatoni pasta are considered to be the right choice for the people who are highly concerned over the quality of food.

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How To Make Soya Chaap?

Soya is being considered to be one of the richest sources of protein, but it is very surprising to know that soya is not being used very frequently in Indian style of cooking. If we talk about Chinese cuisine, then soya can be termed to be core ingredient in their style of cooking. In china there are hundred or more different kinds of soya made food product that are part of daily diet in china along with soya beans, tofu, soya milk and many more.

For more than thousands of years ‘soya has been regarded as the core ingredient in china. Soya chaap is tasty meal along with the good source of protein, is both appealing and appetizing. It is like most in the Delhi/NCR region. As soya chaap is basically a North Indian delight and is considered equivalent to non-vegetarian dish. But no need to worry it is actually a pure vegetarian dish. Therefore because of such importance of soya in meal, soya chaap holds a very important position.

We are here presenting the recipe of creating the delicious soya been chaap curry although if needed one can also consume it as a dry soya chaap. It generally varies with a taste of different person to person.

Detailed ingredients and recipe for making soya chaap is given below:

Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 Soya chaap of 250 grams approx.
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • 3 tomatoes of 250 grams approx.
  • 100 grams of cream
  • 1 piece of green chilly
  • 3 to 4 table spoon of oil
  • 2 to 3 table spoon of finely chopped green coriander
  • 1 pinch of asafoetida
  • ¼ tea spoon of cumin seed
  • ¼ tea spoon of turmeric powder
  • ¼ tea spoon of red chilly powder
  • ¼ or less tea spoon of garam masala
  • 1 tea spoon of dry fenugreek leaves
  • Take whole spice of cinnamon stick-1, black pepper- 6-7, brown cardamom-1 and clove-2
  • Salt as per taste

Recipe:

Firstly,cut soya chaap into chunks of 1-1 ½ inches approx. now preheat oil in a non-stick pan. Place chunks of a soya chaap in a hot oil. Fry chunks until turns brown then take them out in a plate. Now make a paste of tomato, ginger and green chilly by grinding then finely. Add cumin seeds in an oil and sauté them for a while. Now add asafoetida, coriander powder, turmeric powder, black pepper, garam masala, dry fenugreek seed, cinnamon stick, cardamom and clove to a sauté mixture. After sautéing the spices for a couple of minutes, now add tomato-ginger-green chilli paste and put some red chilli powder. Sauté the mixture until oil starts separating from it.

When you find oil starts separating from the mixture, add garam masala and cream into it. You need to stir the mixture constantly until the masala simmers. Now add ½ cup of water into it when masala starts simmering and stir constantly until gravy comes to boil. Now add some leaves of green coriander in the gravy and mix.

Add salt as per taste and soya chaap into the gravy when it starts boiling. Mix well and now cover the pan with a lid and cook for 4-5 minutes on a low flame. Now your soya chap is ready to be served.

There are few suggestions for you all that after adding a cream in the masala try to stir the mixture constantly and cook until it starts simmering else cream may splatter and also add slat later as if u add it with a cream it can splatter it. The total time required to prepare soya chaap would be 30 minutes approx.