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Friday, 30 January 2009
Wholewheat Penne with mushroom and tomato sauce
Ingredients 300 gms wholewheat penne 1 carrot cut into strips 1 large onions chopped into strips 2 large tomatoes chunked 3 tbsp tomato puree 3 garlic pods finely chopped 1 tsp dried mixed herbs 10 -15 mushrooms chopped 1 tbsp oil, preferably olive oil a pinch of salt a pinch of black pepper powder
Method Prepare the pasta according to the instructions on the packet ( cook the pasta in 1 litre of water , drain and wash under cold water to remove extra starch and also it helps separate the pastas from each other ).
Heat oil in a large pan . Saute onion and when they start turning brown , add garlic and saute till the garlic starts browning. Add carrots and cook for 5 mins.Now add mushroom and coo till they sweat , add water if the mushrooms starts sticking to the pan. Now add tomatoes and tomato puree dissolved in 1 cup water. Add salt and pepper powder. Cover and cook till the tomatoes are tender and mushy. This could take about 10 mins. Add dried herbs and the pasta. Mix them and let the pasta heat for 5 mins . Keep stirring to avoid any sticking to the pan. Add water if the sauce is too dry to coat all the pasta. Serve with vegan parmesan (optional), I have not added.
Tips You can add as many vegetables and as much as you like (peppers , baby corn, zucchini , sweetcorn , aubergine , sun dried tomatoes) You can even add vegan sausages , seiatin . (I added Redwood's Ham style vegan Cheatin cut into thin strips while serving).
The recipes posted are "tried and tested". The quantity of salt , chilies and red chili powder given are according to my taste and to help people new to cooking. These can be altered according to your taste. Some of the recipes are my own . Some borrowed from kith and kin and some adapted from other bloggers and websites and for these credentials and reference are given . Any resemblance to these recipe are purely coincidental.
I was a "dustbin" (thats how my friends addressed me as...), I would eat everything and anything (vegetarian of-course !) that my friends didnt want to eat and eventually i would be offered their left overs. I dint complain instead i relished evrything and i wished that i would get more left overs the next day... This desire for good food led to fascination and inquisitiveness for good food and finally i m on the road to explore different cuisines to suit my taste buds......