Here are some useful tips to help you cook that pasta perfectly!
Are you a foodie at heart? Do you want to be a perfect home-chef? Well, for that, you need to get a few basics right. One of them is to cook pasta perfectly. Although this may sound very easy, getting the perfect texture of pasta can be quite a task. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while cooking pasta –
Boiling water: It is very important to boil the right amount of water at the right temperature. Pasta requires more water than you might think it does. Make sure you boil enough water and get it at the right temperature before you put your pasta in it.
Avoid the salt: Do not put salt in the water while boiling it. While boiling, pasta does not really need the salt, as then while cooking you will add some salt. Also, most pasta is topped with Parmesan cheese which also consists of salt.
Rinse after boiling: Once your pasta is boiled, rinse it with tap water to stop the cooking process. Overcooked pasta is the last thing you’ll want for your meal.
Try different pasta: Pick a shape and texture of pasta according to the dish you are cooking. From fusilli to penne and so many different varieties, pasta offers you a lot of chances to experiment.
Avoid maida as much as you can: Whole wheat pasta can also be tasty depending on the way you cook them. Too much maida is not good for one’s health. So if you love pasta, learn to love whole wheat pasta as well!