• Pasta Primovera
1 teacup raw macaroni (cooked with water and 1 tsp oil for 12 mins) rinse with cool water drain and toss with 1 tsp oil. Set aside.

Garlic butter sauce
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp heaped corn flour (don't use flour)
1/2 tsp heaped garlic freshly crushed
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water

Melt butter in pan and add cornflour. Stir fry for 1 minute on medium low heat. Ass garlic, salt and pepper. Stir well and remove from heat. Add milk and water and stir well. Return to heat stirring at all times till sauce thickens. remove from heat and set aside.

Chicken for pasta
2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp freshly crushed garlic
200 gms (2 large) chicken breast cut into thin strips
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp Ginger/garlic paste
4 Tbsp sweet corn
Parsley - to garnish

2 Tbsp cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp mozzerella cheese.

Heat butter, add garlic and stir till you can smell it. Add chicken, and stirfry for 5 mins then add salt, pepper and Ginger/garlic paste. Stir well and cook till chicken is cooked. Add cooked pasta, garlic butter sauce and sweet corn and stir well. Place pasta in an ovenproof dish. Sprinke with cheddar and mozzerella cheese and parsley. Place in preheated oven at 180 degrees. 5 minutes if you have top heat on, otherwise 10 minutes till cheese melts and is light brown.
Serve while hot with soup and garlic bread.

  • Tandoori Chicken Penne
2 cups raw pasta (boil in water with 1 tsp oil for approx 12 minutes with 1 tsp oil. )
2 Tbsp Shan Tandoori Masala
2 Tbsp oil
1 medium onion - finely chopped
1 tsp garlic paste
2 cups chicken cut in thin strips 3 breast)
2 Tbsp water
3 Tbsp pasta sauce
2 Tbsp ketchup
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp crushed red chilli
1 tsp mixed herbs

Heat pan, add oil and onions and cook til clear. Add garlic paste stir and add chicken strips, tandoori masala, water and stir well. Add pasta sauce, ketchup, tomato paste, crushed chilli and mix herbs. Stir well. Once chicken is cooked, toss in cooked pasta and transfer to serving dish. Serve with salad and garlic bread.

  • Spaghetti Meal
Boneless beast 3
Salt ½ tsp
Garlic paste ½ tsp
Black pepper ½ tsp
Paprika ½ tsp
Lemon juice 1 tbsp
Vinegar 1 tbsp
Soya sauce 1 tbsp
Peri Peri sauce 2 tbsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Spaghetti (Boiled) 3 cups
Ingredients to cook spaghetti
Butter 1 tbsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Garlic paste ½ tsp
Peri Peri sauce 2 tbsp
Salt ½ tsp
Black pepper ½ tsp
Paprika ½ tsp
Soya sauce 1 tbsp
Vinegar 1 tbsp
Tomato 1
Capsicum 1 
Onion 1

Cut chicken breast into thick strips. Marinate with salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic paste, lemon juice, vinegar, soya sauce, peri peri sauce for 30 minutes. Fry with 2 tbsp oil till tender in a pan. Remove and keep aside. 
Method for spaghetti
Heat oil and butter, fry garlic paste, add salt, black pepper, paprika, soya sauce, vinegar and peri peri sauce. Fold in the boiled spaghetti. Mix well. Cut tomato, capsicum and onion into cubes and fried in 1 tbsp oil. Now fold into the mixture.

  • Fettuccini
Spinach egg noodles (boiled) 3 cups
White sauce 2 cups
Cream ½ cup
Milk ¼ cup
Cheddar cheese 3 tbsp
Salt ½ tsp
Black pepper crushed ½ tsp
Crushed red pepper 1tsp
Oregano leaves 1 tsp
Mustard paste ½ tsp
Ingredients for white sauce
Butter 2 tbsp
Flour 3 tbsp
Milk 1 cup
Stock 1 cup
Salt ½ tsp
White pepper ½ tsp
Mustard powder ½ tsp

Heat white sauce in a wok; add to it cream and milk, cheese and all the seasonings. Cook till boiling, lastly mix in boiled noodles. Serve hot.

  • Spaghetti Bolognese
Ingredients for meat sauce
Beef mince 250 gm
Garlic paste 1 tsp
Onion (chopped) 1 cup
Tomatoes (blended) 4
Tomato paste 2 tbsp
Mixed dried Herbs 1-1/2 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Crushed red pepper 1 tsp
Black pepper ½ tsp
Oil 3 tbsp
Water ¼ cup
Cheddar cheese (for topping) 4 tbsp
Spaghetti boiled 3 cups
Parsley 1 tsp

Heat oil, adds onion, and fry for 2 minutes. Add garlic paste with mince. Fry till light brown. Add blended tomatoes with salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper, tomato paste and dried herbs. Add ¼ cup water, cover and cook for 15 minutes till sauce thick. To serve arrange hot spaghetti in a platter. Spoon meat sauce on top, top with grated cheddar cheese and finely chopped parsley.

  • Bow Tie Pasta
2 Tsp olive oil
1 tsp crushed garlic
2 boneless chicken cut in thin strips
1 tsp crushed black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp crush red chilli
1 tsp oregano
T tsp soy sauce
2 Tsp tomato paste
1 Tsp white vinegar
2 Tsp tomato paste
1 tsp honey
2 Tsp chilli/garlic sauce
1 capsicum julienne sliced
1 cup sweet corn
2 Tsp parsley (f...or garnish) 

2 cups cooked pasta (boil dry pasta for approx 8 minutes)
Extra 1/4 cup water

Place oil in pan, put in crushed garlic and cook till light golden. Remove from heat, Add chicken pieces, return to heat and stirfry for 5 minutes. Add spices, sauces, tomato paste, water, vinegar, capsicum, and corn. Stir well. Toss in pasta - and if a little dry add some of the extra water. Stir well again, place in serving dish and garnish with parsley.

Handy Hint

** to keep parsley is fresh - chop and place in freezer- use whenever required.