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Different Types of Pasta

–by Kanika Khara

Pasta is a generic term for Italian variants of noodles. There are nearly 350 different types and shapes of pasta.

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Pasta is made from a dough of flour, water and/or eggs. It is used in dishes where pasta products are the primary ingredient, served with sauce and seasonings. It is categorized into two basic styles: dried and fresh. Dried pasta is prepared without eggs and can be stored for two years under normal conditions, whereas fresh pasta is prepared using eggs and can be kept for a couple of days in the refrigerator. While preparing for consumption, pasta is mostly boiled. It is generally served with any type of sauce, depending upon the consistency and ease of eating.

Different Types of Pasta

There are different types of pastas, from the finest strands of angel hair to the widest ribbons of lasagna. Some of the popular pasta types are:

Different Shapes of Pasta

Pastas comes in variety of shapes and sizes. Some of them are as follows:

Pastas are incorporated into a number of local cuisines and have different ways of preparation from those in Italy. In Hong Kong, the people have adopted spaghetti and macaroni as basic ingredients in the Hong Kong-style Western cuisine. In India, macaroni is been cooked in a traditional way with jeera, turmeric, finely chopped green chillies, onions & cabbage.

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