Pasta In Cucumber Mint & Yogurt Sauce

Since Pasta is becoming an everyday food of our home so I keep trying healthy & interesting ways of  making it. This is something which i have tried with few ingredients available at home on a lazy afternoon & it turned out really good…Hope you also like this simple recipe..

INGREDIENTS:

  • Whole wheat / Semolina Pasta 2 cups
  • Yogurt 2 cups
  • Fresh Mint Leaves 1/2 cup
  • Cucumber Chopped in Cubes 1 cup
  • Ground black pepper 1/2 tsp
  • Onion Long Sliced 2tbsp
  • Green Chili Finally Chopped [as per taste]
  • Garlic Finally chopped 1/4 tbsp
  • Olive Oil 1tbsp
  • Ajinomoto 1/4 tsp
  • Salt As Per Taste

METHOD:

  1. Boil Pasta as per instructions on pack along with some salt & ajinomoto. For sauce heat a pan add olive oil , onions,chili & garlic & cook for 2 min. Now add chopped cucumber,mint, some salt & half black pepper . Cook covered for 2-3 min. .
  2. If you like little crunch cook uncovered on medium flame for 2-3 min. Mix Pasta & cook for another 2-3 min so that it acquires all the flavors.Switch off the gas .
  3. Add remaining black pepper & salt to whisk yogurt. If you want you can add red chili flakes too for more flavor. Mix this to cooked pasta & serve garnished with some more fresh mint leaves.

NOTES:

  • Make sure you switch off the gas before adding yogurt to pasta
  • Consume this immediately because salted yogurt becomes sour if kept longer at room temperature
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