Saturday, September 24, 2016

How to cook pasta perfectly

How to Cook Pasta

This post is pending for a long time as few readers have been repeatedly asking me to post how to cook pasta for a long time.I am not fond of pastas but can have it once in a while but hubby loves them especially in white sauces.I have used fusilli pasta here, you can use any type of pasta of your choice like penne,macroni,shell,disc etc.

How to Cook Pasta

How to Cook Pasta Perfectly  - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes: 1 cup
Recipe Category: Baby Food | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Pasta - 1 cup(I used Fusilli)
Water - about 3 cups
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1/4 tsp


  1. Take water in a sauce pan, add salt and oil to it.Boil it.
    How to make How to Cook Pasta - Step1
  2. When it starts to boil, add the pasta and cook in medium flame.Stir inbetween.
    How to make How to Cook Pasta - Step2
  3. Keep cooking and make sure you stir inbetween.Cook until it becomes soft but not mushy.It should have the crunch to bite at the same time it will slightly bend,thats the right stage.Switch off and drain water.
    Hot to make How to Cook Pasta - Step3
  4. Rinse it well in running water.Strain,fluff it up and use it for your recipes.
    Hot to make How to Cook Pasta - Step4

My Notes:

  • Adding oil makes it less sticky.
  • Rinse it well then fluff it.
  • The timing differs for each variety of pasta.
How to Cook Pasta
Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. We can add a dash of oil to the water.We can pressure cook for 1 whistle alone.

  2. Hi Sharmi, no need to add oil in the water, just salt will do. And never rinse pasta after cooking, just use it straight up -either mixed up with the sauce or whatever you fancy.


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