Some simple things are always confusing like this soup bowl. This soup some people can call as pasta and potatoes soup but you can call it as fried potatoes and pasta soup too. Actually here both pasta and potatoes have equal importance. This soup is little healthy and not a light food what you may expect from a healthy soup bowl. Am I right? But there is also something which is called taste and that makes it worth to make at home again and again and enjoy every time when you will make it.
You still looking for something extra in this soup then probably you are actually not interested to cook rather you are expecting somebody else will make it for you. Ha ha, then you can go to your favorite restaurant and order your best pasta soup. Obviously you can do so that but believe me you can not get exact taste like this pasta and potatoes soup.
Pasta is not an Indian food but still nowadays people have started preferring this food so much. Still few years back it is not that much widely accepted and mostly departmental stores used to make those available at their stores but today you can buy it from any local shop because people love this food very much and local food manufacturers also also making this raw pasta to meet increasing demand of pasta in sub urban and rural India.
Particularly kids prefer this food very much. I used buy this either from Reliance Fresh or Spencer’s Retail but recently I found a local store who sell local made pasta at very cheaper price. I tried that too and quality was good if I compare it with price.
Okay now before discussing about this pasta and potatoes soup, I must tell you that I have already shared some posts on delicious pasta dishes – Special mushroom pasta soup (Italian style Indian soup), favorite vegan pasta with vegetable puree and spices, scrambled paneer pasta, pasta with scrambled cottage cheese, Indian style spicy mixed vegetable pasta etc.
When I cooked this food, weather was terrific and whole day I was fighting with heat. My stocks are not willing to reach any peak. My cucumber plants are dying due to high temperature, though still I am trying my level best to keep those alive and green, pouring sufficient water two times everyday and waiting for rain.
So I cooked this in the evening and to make evening little better. Actually there are few dishes what I try to make very often just because to try something new and delicious what I do not eat regularly. I normally make soups, drinks, desserts, salads and some other dishes what I used to eat when I stayed outside my home town and my mother do not know those recipes. That is why I do not cook regularly and there are sometime long gap when I did not share any posts of food ideas or recipes. This time also I am sharing this pasta and potatoes soup after a week gap. So in the mean time I have shared few best cooking resources what I used or in my wish list for next purchase.
Okay now I am coming to this potatoes soup with pasta. Taste of this soup is really fantastic and different from any traditional pasta soups. You will get both hot and sour taste in this soup due to perfectly ripe tomatoes and sun dried red chilies. Not only that this pasta and potatoes soup comes in little creamy taste too and this makes it so different and delicious. More importantly here both potatoes and pasta play equal role. I mean sufficient quantity of pasta and small potato cubes are added to this soup. Small potato cubes are fried in butter before adding to this soup. It makes potatoes little crispy.
Pasta and potatoes soup recipe
- Pasta - ¾ cup
- Potatoes / aloo - 1large size
- Tomatoes - 2 medium size
- Ginger / adrak - 2 tsp, paste
- Garlic / lahsun - 1.5 tsp, paste
- Red chilies / lal mirch - 1 tsp, poweder
- Butter - ½ tbsp
- Refined oil - 1 tbsp
- Fresh cream - 1 tbsp
- Salt - as needed
- Water - 2 cups
- Blend tomatoes to make puree and keep aside for further use
- Heat butter in a wok and fry small cubes of potatoes and take all fried cubes in another pot
- Now add oil to that wok and add ginger paste, garlic paste & red chili powder and saute for 3-5 minutes till raw taste of ginger garlic gone
- Now add tomato puree & salt as needed and cook till it releases oil and pour 2 cups of water
- When it will start boiling add pasta and fried potatoes and boil for another 10 minutes
- Now switch off fire and add fresh cream and stir to mix with soup and serve hot
********** NATURE & FUN **********
I told you about the terrific heat here in Kolkata, India during these days. So everybody is trying to beat high degree of temperature. So people are drinking a lot of water, some people enjoying coconut water, lemonade, soda lime, flavored soft drinks, they are wearing cotton clothes, avoiding spicy food and trying to stay maximum time inside home or office unless they need to go outside for any urgent issue.
But those are things what people can do to survive in summer days then how animals and insects are trying to beat this high temperature. Did you ever notice that?
Just see the picture where you can see ants are making a hole inside a dried branch of drumstick plant which is provided as support for cucumber plants. Those ants were making this for last three or four days. Such branches are actually, safe place for those ants to survive during summer days.