Well Christmas comes only once in a year. Why not enjoying it in home with your parents ?!!
Usually we tend to spend Christmas Eve in a restaurant having a nice dinner !! Why not trying something new this year ? Lets make is special and more personal for your family . Make a nice and delicious dinner at home for your family !!! When I say Cooking at Home people get scared of how it will turn out or will it be good or am I good at cooking ? All these questions come up but guys today I will be sharing with you two recipes which are super easy to make and really delicious for Christmas Eve !!!
- PESTO PASTA
Now Pesto Pasta is a green sauce pasta which has a lot more flavor than a regular tangy and cheesy pasta. My family loves it when I cook this for them . My family likes Indian food the most and they do not like extremely cheesy and tangy pasta at all. As you all know, as Indians we need some flavor in food, we usually don’t like the bland food. This Pesto Pasta perfect if you want a good flavor with perfect cheesiness !! Trust me guys your parents will love this one for sure !
PASTA (any pasta you like , I prefer Penne )
CHEESE ( 2-3 cubes of AMUL Cheese or PARMESEAN cheese) ( Grated)
GARLIC ( 3-4 CLOVES )
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
PINE-NUTS OR CASHEW-NUTS
FRESH CREAM ( 2 Tbsp)
Boil the pasta in the a big vessel for around 20 minutes -25 minutes . Drain and keep it aside .Make sure to keep a 1/2 cup of pasta water aside. During the pasta is boiling, roast the pine nuts or cashew nuts in a pan till they are light brownish, remove them and pour them in the Mixer grinder. Also boil the broccoli and drain it .
In mixer, with pine nuts or cashew nuts add fresh basil leaves, 4-5 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil , add minced garlic and little bit of water and grind it into a sauce consistency.
Take a pan, add this pesto sauce and boiled broccoli in the pan and add 1/2 cup of pasta water into it. Stir and add 2 tbsp of fresh cream in it . Do all of this on a low heat. Add pasta into the sauce and add salt to taste and your PESTO pasta is READY !!!! Serve it with little bit of cheese on the top.
I have made little alterations here and there in this recipe , like using Amul cheese instead of Parmesan cheese. But you can totally use the Parmesan if you want to.
If it gets a bit saucy it is no big deal !!
This is a really easy recipe and your family will definitely love it.
- OREO MUG CAKE
The second recipe is Oreo Mug Cake , this one is super easy to do. This is not the recipe I have tried but when I saw it I had to put it in this list. I personally love the Oreo biscuits and I will really try this one for the Christmas. Plus a cup of cake is perfect desert for the dinner.
butter – for greasing the mug
150 grams Oreo biscuit
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
– Grease the cup using salted butter in which you would make the Oreo cake.
– Crush the Oreo cookies roughly using hands into the mixer and blitz it.
– Add a pinch of salt and the baking powder to the crushed Oreo in the mixer. Add the milk and blitz again.
– Pour the crushed Oreo in the greased mug.
– Put the cup in the microwave on a medium high heat for 3.5 minutes.
– The Oreo mug cake is ready. Dust it with little icing sugar and enjoy this quick & delectable cake.
This one seems easy and delicious !!! I hope you like it !!
These were the recipes I wanted to share and I hope you guys will have fun and Happy Christmas !!!
HAVE A EASY SUMPTUOUS MEAL !!!
SANIYA P. RANE