Thursday, March 26, 2009

Garlic flavoured Roasted Paneer & Vegetable Pasta

Everyone in my house is Pasta-lover, especially my daughter. I have to make pasta at least once a week and now she is having holidays in school, almost every other day she will ask me to make pasta.
Last week, when I was visiting Soma's space(Ecurry), I saw she is hosting a great event : Hay Hay It's Donna Day where she chose Chicken and roasted capsicum pasta. I usually make my pasta with lots of vegetables , but never tried roasting the veges. This time I followed her way with few little additions as per the event rules, one can personalize a little.

Here is my version...............

Ingredients :
Pasta of any type...I used Macaroni
Capsicum, Broccoli, corn & cherry tomatoes : 1/3 cup each
Paneer(Indian cottage cheese) or Tofu : 1/2 cup
Onion : 1(medium)
Garlic paste : 2 tblsp.
Tomato paste : 2 tblsp.
Black Pepper as per taste
Salt to taste
Oil : 2 tblsp.
Roasted Peanut : 1/3 cup
Dried Oregano & Thyme : 2 tsp. each
Fresh cilantro for garnishing

Method :
  • Cook Macaroni or any type of pasta in salted water with a drizzle of oil(to avoild sticking pasta with one another) until done. Rinse under cold water, drain & keep aside.
  • Cut capsicum lengthwise, broccolis in medium size pieces, and tomatoes in half. Sprinkle little salt and black pepper. I roasted them on a Tawa( flat pan). Spray little cooking oil on tawa and roast them in medium heat until brown and done.
  • I fried the paneer pieces on tawa using little oil. Dry roast the peanuts and keep aside.
  • Take a heavy bottomed pan, add 2 tblsp. oil. Add sliced onion. Stir fry a little, then add garlic and tomato paste. Cook for 2 minutes, then add cooked pasta, salt and black pepper to taste. Now add all the herbs, mix well with pasta.
  • Then add Roasted veges, paneer and peanuts. Toss well and serve hot garnishing fresh cilantro over each plate.

So sending this most easiest and yummiest pasta dish to Soma for her event "Hay Hay It's Donna day where Bron is the facilitator.


Soma said...

Great Great entry Indrani ! Thank you! loved ur use of Paneer & I bet Garlic with Pasta is always awesome. very nice twist!

Priya said...

Pasta and paneer are two long standing favs, but I somehow missed the idea of putting them together! That plate of pasta looks yummy Indrani.

Pavithra Kodical said...

Wow paneer in pasta!!Sounds great.Looks delicious.

Priti said...

Looks nice and yummy..wonderful entry

Namratha said...

Mmm, Paneer and Pasta, that's something I gotta try! Looks delish!

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