Monday, 13 July 2015

Vegetable Sweet and Sour Pasta with Olives , Dill and Parmesan cheese

Vegetable Sweet and Sour Pasta with Olives , Dill and Parmesan cheese
Ingredients 
1 packet of Pasta (Farfella)
1/2 cup diced Carrot
1/2 cup diced Onion
1/2 cup diced Capsicum 
1 cup diced Tomato
2 tbsp Dill chopped 
1/4 cup Black Olives chopped 
1/2 cup Tomato purée
6 Garlic crushed 
1/2 cup Vegetable  stock 
1/2 cup starchy water for the boiled Pasta
Salt to taste 
1/2 tsp Pepper powder
2 tbsp  Sugar
2 tbsp Parmesan grated or powder
1 tbsp Oilve oil

Method 
Take a pan. Add oil. Let it heat. Add garlic. Sauté it for few minutes. Add the onions. Stir it and cook the onions till translucent. Add capsicum and carrots. Stir it and cook for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes. Cook for 5 more minutes. Add the tomato purée and the vegetable stock. Cover the pan and let it simmer for few minutes till the vegetables are half cooked. Add the sugar, salt and pepper powder. Cover and keep on simmer for 5 minutes. Switch off the flame. Keep it aside.  Meanwhile take the pasta, follow the packet instructions and cook the pasta. Drain the pasta... Retain 1/2 cup of the water while draining the pasta. Add the pasta to the gravy. Add the pasta water and dill leaves. Mix the pasta with the gravy on medium flame till the gravy has mixed with the pasta well. Add black olives and Parmesan cheese on top for garnishing. Sprinkle with some dill leaves. Serve it hot. 

Option for non vegetarian... Add any boneless fish pieces, prawns, squids, chicken pieces....while cooking the gravy.