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  • Tomato Cheese Cream Pasta

    Tomato Cheese Cream Pasta

    Feel like a creamy italian meal?

    Serves 4 - 6

    Ingredients:

    300 grams fusilli pasta (or any other pasta)

    1 cup dry soya protein chunks (aka TVP, TSP, Vegepro, Mealmaker), soaked in warm water to soften

    1 medium green capsicum (aka green pepper, bell pepper), diced into cubes

    1 medium carrot, cut into semi circle slices

    200 grams button mushrooms (fresh or canned), sliced

    250 grams cabbage, chopped coarsely

    3 heaped tablespoons concentrated tomato puree/paste

    ¼ teaspoon hing (aka asafoetida)

    2 ½ tablespoon oil or butter

    1 teaspoon mixed Italian herbs (oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary, marjoram etc)

    ½ teaspoon crushed/powdered white peppercorn or black peppercorn

    60 – 100 grams cream cheese/milk cream (if you like it rich, then go for 100grams)

    Salt to taste

    Method:

    1) In a pot, bring 1.5 liters of water to boil and cook pasta as per instructions on the packet (usually about 8-10 minutes). You may want to add ½ tablespoon of oil & salt to the boil or you can boil it plain. Once cooked, drain and keep aside.

    2) In another pan, heat the rest of the oil/butter, add hing, tomato puree/paste and fry tomato paste thoroughly until oil appears to be accumulating on top of ingredients.

    3) Add carrots, cabbage and stir fry till half cooked. Add mushrooms and capsicum and fry for 1 minute.

    4) Add Italian herbs and crushed white pepper. Squeeze water out of soaked soya protein chunks & add to pan. Mix well for 2 minutes

    5) Add cooked pasta, cream cheese and salt as per your taste and stir fry until it’s evenly mixed and enjoy the meal with love!

     

    Please refer to pictures below to guide you:

    Pasta1

    Small sized soy protein chunks soaking in warm water

    Pasta2

    Dried fusilli pasta

    Pasta3

    Transformation: cooked fusilli pasta 

    Pasta4

    Oil, hing (foaming) & tomato paste

    Pasta5

    Sliced button mushrooms & carrots diced capsicum and chopped cabbage!

    Pasta6

    Vegetables & seasonings all mixed well

    Pasta7

    Pasta added to the mix! stir it up! 

    Pasta8

    Sit back, relax and enjoy your pasta!

     

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