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Pasta and Noodle Recipes

(Pasta, Macaroni, Semiya, Vermicelli, Sevai and Noodles)


Noodles is a staple food from Asia but is also found around the world in many cultures. It is basically made by making a dough, rolling it out and forming it into different shapes. The dough can be made with wheat flour, rice flour etc. The most common form of noodles is the thin long thin stripes. There are other shapes available in different countries. The art of making noodles by hand is vanishing. These days they are commercially made and sold as dried noodles in packets. Noodles is usually cooked in salted boiling water till soft and then stir fried or deep fried.

Pasta is a traditional Italian food and technically is a type of noodles. Nowadays it is found all over the world. They are made with durum wheat flour. Just like noodles, pasta can be made fresh at home or can be store bought. They are also available in various shapes and sizes. While most shapes are available only in Italy and America, we do get quite a few varieties in India. Some of the commonly available ones in India include:

  • Macaroni Pasta (looks like bend tubes)
  • Fusilli Pasta (cork screw shaped)
  • Rotini Pasta (Helix shaped)
  • Farfalle Pasta (Butterfly shaped)
  • Spaghetti (long thin strings)
  • Vermicelli (thicker strings)
  • Linguine (flat strips)
  • Penne (small tubes)
  • Sea shell shaped pasta
  • Lasagna (thin sheets) etc.

These days healthier variations are available that are made with whole wheat flour and also including vegetable puree like tomato, carrot and spinach. Pasta is also cooked in salted boiling water till aldente (firm to bite) and mixed up with a favorite sauce before serving. These days pasta sauces are available in jars which can be just heated and served. Some of the famous pasta sauces include Marinara sauce, Alfredo Sauce, Meat Sauce etc. 

India has its own form of noodles that have been made by our ancestors. These include the famous idiyappam (also called noolputtu), the sevai or the semiya. These can be made fresh at home using the idiyappam press. These days dried form of sevai is available in stores making it to prepare many dishes easily. Semiya is available in different forms like the rice sevai, wheat semiya, ragi semiya, kambu sevai etc. 

I have shared a few of the traditional home made pasta recipes as well as some recipes including Indian flavors. There are also noodles recipes made with store bought dry noodles, rice noodles and the Indian noodles like semiya and idiyappam. Try out the these healthy pasta recipes and let me know how you like them.

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Person dharmakulasingam   (January 11, 2017)
soooo good
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 12, 2017)
Thank you.
Person ulfat dhanse   (September 26, 2016)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (September 26, 2016)
Thank you.
Person amaan   (September 17, 2016)
Amazing but not so amazing like
By the way thanks for this........
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (September 19, 2016)
Thanks Amaan.
Person abhishek   (August 3, 2016)
Awesome mam
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 4, 2016)
Thanks. Enjoy!
Person karthick   (July 15, 2016)
Use full resipes
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 16, 2016)
Thank you.
Person   (July 10, 2016)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 11, 2016)
Thank you.
Person Priya   (July 10, 2016)
Great are a life saver.. :)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 10, 2016)
Thanks Priya.
Person Ushasree   (July 9, 2016)
I like your recipies.Than Q.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 9, 2016)
Thank You. Do try them and give your comments.
Person Tushar Dey (CSB student)   (May 24, 2016)
I actually liked your recipe collections....quite cool
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 31, 2016)
Person Tushar   (May 24, 2016)
I actually liked your recepie collections....quite cool
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 31, 2016)
Thank you.
Person Dineshsawaik   (May 20, 2016)
It is a very tasty dishes
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 21, 2016)
Thank you so much.
Person Ujala Parveen   (May 16, 2016)
Superb recipes.... Loved it.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 18, 2016)
Thank you.
Person kavi   (April 23, 2016)
it is tasty and amaizing receipe
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 26, 2016)
Thank you.
Person Shivankit arora   (December 30, 2015)
Really delicious pasta recipe. I tried it this weekend and was delighted. I also found another great recipe on Gremolata pasta and urge everyone to try that too!
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 3, 2016)
Thanks Shivankit.
Person Magesh prabu   (October 5, 2015)
Its awesome.its very very tasty dish and very easy to make.i loved it. Even we should add some capsicum.its add taste for this dish.try it.and lot of THANKS for u to share this dish.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 6, 2015)
Thank you for your comments. I am glad you enjoyed it. You can add colorful bell peppers if you enjoy them.

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