Corn Capsicum Pasta

Someone said, 'Being a mom is one of the highest paid jobs, because the salary is pure love'!! I couldn't agree more!! It was like yesterday that I found this new job, it is already an year and my little one has already started calling me 'mmmmaaa'!!! Time really flies!


 The other day I longed for some pasta dish but since I am strict about the cutting down on all the foods that increase my waist line, I was thinking of how I could replicate the usual cheese-cream pasta dish into a low fat one. The alternate was to use milk instead of cream and forgo the cheese. Sigh!!

But hey, the dish turned out real good and I did not feel any change in taste, leaving alone the cheese factor. So all those pasta lovers out there, if you are looking for some low fat version without compromising the taste, this one is for you!

Corn Capsicum Pasta
Serves 2


What we need:

Pasta - 2 cups I have used Penne
Sweet Corn - 1 cup
Capsicum, medium sized - 1, diced
Onion, medium sized - 1, diced
All purpose flour - 3 tbsp.
Milk - 1 cup
Butter/Ghee/Olive Oil - 2 tbsp.
Pepper powder - to taste
Salt - to taste

How to do:
1. Cook the pasta al dente. Drain and set aside.
2. Steam the corn.
3. Heat half a tbsp. of oil in a wok and add the diced capsicum. Fry till they are cooked but still crunchy. Set aside.
4. Heat oil again and add the onions. Fry till the onions turn pink. Remove and set aside.
5. Heat the remaining oil (or butter if you are using it) and slowly add the flour. Stir fast till all the oil/butter and flour gets mixed well.
6. Reduce the heat and slowly add about 1/4th cup of water. Keep stirring and dissolve the lumps if any.
7. Now when the sauce is smooth and thick, add milk, steamed corn, fried onions, fried capsicum, pepper powder and salt.
8. Give a good mix and remove.

Serve with garlic bread.

For those blessed ones who doesn't need to bother about the calories, go ahead and replace milk with fresh cream and add grated cheese on the top.

You can also sprinkle Oregano seasoning for that extra flavor and taste. Try adding some crushed garlic too.

Until I meet you all again with an interesting recipe, Happy Cooking and Happy Blogging!
With next every stage of my son, life is indeed getting better but time is always short. Everyday meal has become a 5-minute-on-the-go affair, with no luxury for indulgence. But once in a while, I do get time to cook my favorite or eat out and I try to make the most out of it.

30 comments:

Shanthi said...

Looks yummy and wonderful. Have a nice day

kitchen queen said...

wonderful and awesome combo looks very delicious.

Prathibha said...

one of my fav pasta...looks yummm

revathi said...

Pasta looks tasty .. corn and capsicum makes and awesome combo along with butter flavouring..:) Superb..
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vineetha said...

Time really flies..Happy to see u back again.
Liked the low fat version !!

lata raja said...

Craving pasta and making a low fat version....great idea...and yummilicious:)

Priya said...

Super delicious pasta, inviting..

Sushma Mallya said...

Wonderfully made pasta, looks so tempting!

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Looks really yummy dear..I just love it

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