WHAT IS THE MEANING?
The word spaghetti is derived from an Italian word spaghetto, which means thin string or twine. It is a type of pasta, long and cylidrical in shape.
The spaghetti is made from Durum wheat semolina,which has a yellow tinge in color.
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TYPES OF SPAGHETTI
1.Spaghettini ("thin spaghetti"or "angel hair spaghetti") takes less time (usually two minutes less) to cook to al dente form than regular spaghetti.
2.Spaghettoni ("thick spaghetti") which takes longer to cook.
HOW TO COOK?
Spaghetti is boiled in water, its cosistency or texture changes upon cooking.
- al-dente : It means not so soft, with a bite in the center.
- softer consistency
WHAT IS THE MEANING?
It is derived from a German word Nudel (noodle) and may be related to the Latin word nodus (knot).
A noodle is any kind of extruded food product made from a homogenized mixture of unleavened dough that is formed, dried or refrigerated before cooking.
TYPES OF NOODLE
Noodles exist in an abundance of shapes.There are different types of noodles based on the primary ingredient
- Handmade short, thick small German noodles.
- Lamian: hand pulled Chinese noodles.
- Mee pok flat, yellow chinese noodles, popular in Southeast Asia
- Nokedli: Hungarian noodle
- Pasta: approximately 350 variants used in Italian cuisine
- Somen: very thin Japanese wheat noodles
- Spatzle: a type of noodle made of wheat and eggs
- Tészta: various ranges of Hungarian pasta
- Udon: thick Japanese wheat noodles
4.Mung bean: Glass noodles, sweet potato Vermicelli or bean vermicelli.
5.Potato or canna starch:
- Cellophane noodles: can also be made from potato starch or canna starch or various starches of the same genre.
- Gnocchi: small Italian dumplings.
- Halusky, small Slovak dumplings made of grated potatoes and wheat flour (and sometimes egg), usually made with sheep's cheese, sauer cabbage, or tvaroh (cottage cheese/curd), and fried bacon.
- Makgusku :local specialty of South Korea
- Naengmyeon:Korean noodles made of buckwheat and sweet potato starch. Slightly more chewy than soba.
- Soba:Japanese buckwheat noodles
- Pizzocherri: Italian buckwheat noodles from Valtellina, usually served with a melted cheese sauce.
7. Acorn:made of acorn meal, wheat flour, wheat germ and salt.
HOW TO COOK?
These are cooked in water or brot, then drained. Noodles are soft and absorbs colour.
(INFORMATION COURTESY: WIKIPEDIA)INGREDIENTS
1/2 PACKET SPAGHETTI
1 TBSP OLIVE OIL
2 TSP SALT
1 GREEN BELL PEPPERS
1/2 MEDIUM ONION
1/4 CUP GREEN PEAS
1 TSP CUMIN SEEDS
SALT TO TASTE
1 TSP RED CHILLI POWDER
1/2 TSP GARAM MASALA
1/2 TSP CHAAT MASALA
1/2 TSP BLACK PEPPER POWDER
1 TBSP SOYA SAUCE
1 TBSP RED CHILLI SAUCE
STEPS OF PREPARATION
1.Take water in a large pot and boil on high heat, when it starts boiling add spaghetti, salt and oil.
2.Boil for 7-8 minutes and then drain it, pass the spaghetti under cold water and keep aside.
3.Wash all the veggies and cut green bell peppers in long strips, cut onion in thin slices and grate carrot.
4.In a pan take 2 tbsp oil, add cumin seeds.
5.When cumin seeds starts to splutter, add all the veggies (onion,green bell pepper,peas and carrot) and stir fry on high heat for 2-3 minutes, make sure that veggies donot get burned.
6.Add soya sauce, red chilli sauce, salt (add carefully as soya sauce also contains salt, I added 1/2 tsp), red chilli powder and black pepper powder.
7.Mix well and stir fry for a minute,then sprinkle garam masala and chaat masala.
8.Fold the stir-fried veggies into already cooked spaghetti and serve hot.