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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Soyballs With Corkscrew Pasta

Ingredients :

Soy Chunks - 10-15 Count
Chili Powder - 1/2 TblSp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 Tsp
Finely Chopped Onion - 1
Worcestershire Sauce - 1 TblSp
Ground Red Pepper(cayenne) - 1/8 Tsp
Garlic,finely Chopped - 2 Cloves
Finely Chopped Fresh Parsley - 1/4 Cup
Tomato Paste - 1/4 Cup
Dried Basil leaves - 2 Tsp
Salt - 1 Tsp + 1Tsp
Whole Tomatoes - 2-3
Cooked Corkscrew Pasta - 4 Cups
Reserve The Pasta Drained Water
Method :
1) Keep immersed the Soy chunks in hot water for 5-10 minutes.When the soy chunks absorb water and become fluffy,wash these twice in fresh water and marinate with little chili powder,turmeric and salt.
2) Keep a tawa on stove,spread 2 tbsp of olive oil and fry these soy chunks,till all sides r done well.
3) Mean while,cook the pasta in hot water with a pinch of salt.when done,fish out the pasta from the water and spread on a plate.Reserve the water for masala.
4) In a separate pan,add olive oil and all the other ingredients except pasta.Use the pasta stock as and when required to make the masala.When the masala is done,add the fried soy chunks and cook for 5 mins with the lid on.The masala is ready,you can serve the masala on the pasta and enjoy this dish or put the pasta into the masala and toss for 1 minute.Serve hot and enjoy!!!