Friday, 19 June 2015

Home Made Spaghetti With Strawberry-Tomato Sauce and Chicken in Tangy Strawberry Sauce

Home made Spaghetti
2 cups Simolina
2 cups Flour
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup or more Hot water
Salt to taste
Mix the dry ingredients. Add water to make a dough. Add oil and knead the dough well. Keep it covered for 20 minutes. Take the dough a cut one portion of the dough. Take some flour and dust on the dough. Use the pasta machine and roll it. Take the sheet and dust some more flour. Roll it again  2 to 3 times adjusting the number for the thinness required. Now roll the dough through the pasta cutter... Dust it with some more flour and dry the spaghetti for 30 minutes before use. To make the spaghetti boil water add salt and a tsp of oil, boil  till the spaghetti are cooked. Drain the water and add cold water and strain the spaghetti.

Spaghetti With Strawberry-Tomato Sauce
¼ cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling
4 tomatoes blanched and chopped
1/2 tsp crushed red chilli flakes
Salt to taste
4 to 5 fresh strawberries hulled and quartered
2 tsp honey
1 tsp Balsamic vinegar
4 cups Home made fresh spaghetti or packet spaghetti
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add tomatoes and red chilli flakes and salt. Cook the tomatoes till the juice has reduced slightly. Add strawberries, Balsamic vinegar and sugar and cook stirring it often, until strawberries are soft and sauce is slightly thickened.  let cool slightly, then blend it in a blender to make a purée. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti. Drain the spaghetti, reserving 1 cup liquid.
Add spaghetti to tomato sauce along with ½ cup spaghetti cooking liquid and cook, tossing and adding more spaghetti cooking liquid as needed, until sauce coats the spaghetti.Remove from heat, drizzle with more oil, and toss to combine. Serve spaghetti topped with Parmesan cheese and black pepper.

Chicken cooked in Tangy Strawberry sauce..
1 kg chicken
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1 cup strawberry pulp
1 tsp honey
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp curry powder
2 tbsp yellow capsicum paste
1 tsp crushed chilly flakes
1 tbsp olive oil
1 strawberry sliced for garnishing
Mix all the above ingredients  except for the oil and strawberry sliced. Marinate the chicken for a hour. Take a pan and add oil. Heat the oil up and add the chicken and cook it on low flame till tender. Garnish it with strawberry slice and serve it with pasta.

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