Homemade Wholewheat Pasta

Homemade Pasta without Machine | Simple Wholewheat Pasta dough at home

Homemade Pasta without Machine | Simple Wholewheat Pasta dough at home

I have a love hate relationship with Pasta!! I know it is complicated.

Let me explain. I love eating pasta.. But I hate that it is one of those junk food! So just like many other favourite junk foods, I tried to turn it into healthier version. One look on my blog and you can see that I have been making healthier versions of Pizza, Cakes and Cookies.

So how could my favourite Pasta stay behind? Zini too took a liking for pasta.. So I had to act on this long pending item on my agenda.. And after much search around internet I got confident enough to make the pasta at home. So since almost 4 years I have been making this recipe of pasta and let me tell you it is very forgiving and so easy not to mention healthy with whole wheat flour and eggs!! It is actually easier than pronouncing fettuccine.. Believe me!!

So many a times we have these pasta as our last minute weekend dinner. Weekends dinners are those times when everybody wants their own favourite and I want some well earned peace!! So just a mention of these pasta and everything falls into place and we sit down to our dinner a happy family!!

The best thing about this pasta recipe (apart from them being whole wheat and healthy and fresh) is that, you don’t really need any special equipments or tools! You get out your old trusty rolling pin and a pizza wheel and you are set!! You can even cut your pasta in any shape you want. Sometimes I do heart and star shapes as Zini volunteers to cut them using cookie cutter. But most of the time I cut them in long stripes using my pizza wheel and get done with it!

Homemade Wholewheat Pasta
Homemade Wholewheat Pasta

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Whole wheat Flour

1 Egg

2 Teaspoon Oil

Salt to taste

Water (to knead the dough if needed)

Method:

  1. In a mixing bowl, take the flour.
  2. Add salt and oil to the flour and mix well.
  3. Now, make a well in the center and break your egg in the center.
  4. Using a fork, whisk the egg, at the same time mixing flour with the egg.
  5. Once egg is completely mixed with the flour, knead the dough. If you feel the need then add some water to knead a tight dough (like puri)
  6. Cover and let rest for 20-30 minutes.
  7. Now, take out your space age machine! Yes, I am talking about your rolling pin!!
  8. Divide the dough in 4 equal parts and make balls of the dough.
  9. Roll the dough ball using your rolling pin as thin as possible without tearing it.
  10. Now Using pizza wheel (or any other cutter you want) cut long stripes. Repeat the same for all the dough balls.

You can now proceed to cook pasta just the way you cook the store bough dried pasta… But so much better than the store bough stuff.

Homemade Wholewheat Pasta
Homemade Wholewheat Pasta

So easy, right!!

Go ahead and make yours this weekend and enjoy a healthy, guiltfree dinner!!

Homemade Wholewheat Pasta
Homemade Wholewheat Pasta

8 Comments

  1. Its still a hate relationship for us over pasta. Maybe, even that I am not sure, perhaps once a while when we dine out, pasta may be the call. Salute you for making this homemade pasta. Turned out a fab. I can see.

    1. Author

      haha.. I did it for my daughter!! She loves Pasta so much!! had to convert it to healthy food!!

    1. Author

      It is indeed!! Thanks for dropping by..

  2. I have never tried home made pasta though I have been hearing how good it is to make it at home and how easy it is! Must try this to make some soup hopefully…

    1. Author

      Try it out.. You can even flavour with your favourite ingredients..

  3. Home made is always the best and I didn’t know it was this easy to make pasta at home…Thanks for sharing dear!

    1. Author

      You are most welcome.. It is indeed easy.. you try it out and let me know..

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