Friday, May 20, 2011

SPICY FRESH PASTA W/TOMATO

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Never made pasta from scratch, pretty curious how pasta is made. After searching the net for the recipe, I had chosen this Eggless Pasta by Allrecipes with addition of olive oil. It is simple but the hardest part is shaping them without pasta machine. Anyway, managed to get it done. Used a combination of all purpose flour and semolina flour for the dough.

Drying your fresh pasta is the perfect way to preserve it for later use, ensure the pasta is dry enough that it does not stick together when placed in an airtight container. Properly drying your pasta will avoid a sticky pasta disaster, you can hang them on your cabinet door lined with towel or place them on lined  baking sheet.

Sadly unable to snap any photo showing the process since my camera battery went flat but have a look at the dough after 10 minutes of  kneading below. Though not perfectly shaped but it is quite delicious after adding spices and vegetables.


EGGLESS PASTA
Adapted from Allrecipes

1  and 1/2 C all purpose flour
1/2 C  semolina flour
1/2 C   warm water
2 tsp  olive oil
1/2 tsp of salt

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METHOD
Combine both flour, oil  and salt in a mixing bowl.

Gradually add water  to form into soft dough. Knead by hand for 10 minutes. Keep covered for 30 minutes.

Divide dough into 4. Roll out each ball  into 1/16 in thick on a floured board using rolling pin or use pasta machine, roll up the dough jelly roll style.  Cut log into small roll. Unroll the dough  into long strands. Make sure to coat them with enough flour.  Drop them in salted boiling water for 2-4 minutes until the pasta begin to  float.   Drain and cook them as per your taste. Hang them on the rack for 1 hour or more for later use Store fresh pasta in a an airtight container up to 4 days in a refrigerator or in a freezer for 1 month.

SPICY FRESH  PASTA W/TOMATO
Makes       4 servings

4 C  cooked pasta
1 Onion chopped
3 cloves garlic mince
3 green chili sliced
1 tsp chili flake
4  tomato chopped
1/4 C basil leaves chopped
1/2 tsp sugar
salt to taste
2 TB olive oil
Diced tomato for garnish
Extra basil leaves for garnish

METHOD

Heat the oil in a pan, fry onion until translucent. add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add in green chili, tomato  and chili flake, fry until tomato turns soft.

Pour in pasta, salt, sugar and basil leaves, stir until well combined.

Remove from heat,  garnish with diced tomato and basil, serve hot.

Linking to Monthly Mingle - Fresh Pasta

37 comments:

Jay said...

wow...sounds delicious..

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Priti said...

You made the pasta too..tht's wow ..looks so gud

Federica said...

veramente deliziosa!!!!!ciao!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

hats off to u dear...You have made pasta from the scratch !! looks superb

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priya said...

Woww u made ur pastas urself,thats truly tremendous,looks yummy..

Kurinji said...

Lovely pasta....
Kurinjikathambam

cik cek said...

Wah! rajinnya buat pasta sendiri...kak cek selalu beli je...he he....pas tu direbus...lum rajin lagi nak buat pasta sendiri...tq for the recipe....:)

Suja said...

Delicious pasta dear,great job dear..looks inviting.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Treat and Trick, wow! That looks delicious.
You are good, to make instead of buying.
My wife will buy those Italian ones....
And I will only eat if she adds bean sprouts, ha ha.

Nice pic too.
You have a pleasant weekend....
if you make fish head curry, send me a telegram, ha ha.
Lee.

Sarah Naveen said...

Good job dear!!! looks so so delicious..

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Pasta looks superb..........

Mini said...

looks very tempting!!

Mini said...

looks very tempting!!

Sobha Shyam said...

Homemade pasta sounds very interesting..i always wanted to try this , but never happened :)..spicy pasta looks great!!

Miriam said...

Yes, homemade pasta IS the best. It looks great! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

divya said...

Looks delicious and spicy.Mouthwatering recipe

Swathi said...

Fresh pasta are always tasty, whenever we make from scratch is nice.

Junia said...

you are amazing!!! making your own pasta!!! and then making it eggless on top of that! WOW!!

kankana said...

I too made pasta at home .. but only once so far. I find it too tiring to do it old school fashion, mainly since I don't have a pasta maker. Hats off to you dear and the final dish looks gorgeous :)

Priya Sreeram said...

am yet to try making pasta from a scratch, ur effort is commendable and i loved the rested dough pic u have shown !

Suparna said...

huge round of applause to u!! u have the patience dear :P
the pasta recipe sounds yumm..looks good too!!

Suparna said...

cool! pasta from the scratch...huge round of applause for ur effort!!
the pasta looks yummy!!well done

Joanne said...

Fresh pasta is so delicious! Yours looks like it turned out beautifully!

Maria Matter said...

love fresh pasta! looks delish!

Rosita Vargas said...

MUY PRECIOSA RECETA UN PICANTE DE LUJO,ME ENCANTÓ,CARIÑOS Y ABRAZOS.

Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg said...

Happy weekend! Don't forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!

Turning the Clock Back said...

looks good! You should come link up to my What's cooking Wednessday linky next week!

Just stopping by to check out your blog from the Sunday blog hop! Hope you can stop by and follow back! Have a great week!

Diane
http://www.turning-the-clock-back.blogspot.com

laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

hi there- newest follower from sunday blog hop! I am trying to venture into the kitchen. I am going to love visiting you. I would love a follow back to
http://imnotatrophywife.com

laura

Mary said...

This sounds wonderful. Fresh pasta is hard to beat and you've done a great job with yours. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Angie's Recipes said...

A simple but very delicious meal! Homemade pasta is unbeatable!

Ciccia said...

This pasta is exquisite! I'd love to eat a whole plate of it! Bravissima!!!

Sushma Mallya said...

Delicious Pasta...looks Amazing:)

Mrs. Tuna said...

Stopping over from the Say Hi Sunday Blog Hop, I Love recipe, blogs, (I have one of my own for Pete's sake), and I'm a new follower.

Mamma in pentola said...

Ciao cara ti ringrazio per la ricetta...scusa, ma non so bene l'inglese e spero che tu possa tradurre: purtroppo nel regolamento non sono ammesse le salse al pomodoro e basilico, quindi la devo inserire nei fuoriconcorso!
Spero che tu possa partecipare con altre ricette!
Un bacio
Claudia

Sunanda said...

First time here..u have a wonderful space with mouthwatering recipes n pics... Happy to follow you..Visit mine as time permits...
Sunanda's Kitchen

Juls @ Juls' Kitchen said...

Perfect recipe for the Monthly Mingle! I love the use of egg-less pasta! Congrats!

mycustardpie.com said...

I could live on pasta - especially if the sauce is spicy. Interesting egg-lessness.