Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Moroccan spaghetti

'Who does not love Pasta ?' Oh, no I am not asking the question to you, this is asked by DK in Chef in You, under her recipe Moroccan Spaghetti . The answer is Me. Once upon a time I was not a big fan of Pastas, but now it is directly opposite. All credits goes to DK.

I love to browse foodie sites a lot, one day when I was doing so I came across this wonderful colorful recipe. Specially the photo was eye catching. So I read the whole recipe and found it was very simple, hence decided to give it a try. The very next day went for shopping and searched for Spaghetti's in the Pasta section. Since it was first time me and my husband looked almost all the brand in the aisle and took a whole grain pasta pack. It was a funny nice experience. I even posted a blog about this, If you would like to read about that, click on Fun and Dreams blog.

Let me cut short the story and come directly to the recipe.

Multi grain / Whole wheat Spaghetti -- Approximately 1/2 lb or less
Cherry Tomatoes -- 1 cup
Onion -- 1 medium Size
Chick Peas -- 1 cup cooked
Cut Vegetables (carrot, Potato, Bell pepper) -- 1 cup**
Tomato Paste -- 2 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste -- 1 tsp
Olive oil -- 1/4 cup
Chili Powder -- 2 tsp
Salt -- as per taste
Cilantro --  few bunch
Saffron -- a pinch

** I used a cup of vegetables, not used in the original recipe.

-- Cook the spaghetti as per the instruction given on the pack
-- Until that cooks, in a pan saute the onions till it become soft. Then add the garlic and cook for a minute. This is to avoid the burning of Garlic.
Here is a quick tip. In case if you don't like garlic, you can put the whole garlic and cook for some minutes and you can take it out from the pan. before adding other ingredients.
-- If using vegetables, add them now and cook it until the veggies become tender or else you can even add the cooked veggies. If you are not using, skip this step and jump to next step.
-- Cut the cherry tomatoes into halves and add them to the pan along with the chili powder, salt and tomato paste.
-- Mix the saffron in little water and add the water to the paste. This is the one of a key ingredient which gives nice texture and aroma to the recipe.
-- Cook the above mixture for 5-8 minutes and add the cooked chick peas and cook for few minutes.
-- Now add the cooked spaghetti to the veggie pot and mix well.
-- That's it colorful Moroccan Spaghetti ready.
-- When serving add the cilantro and garnish them.

Isn't that dish so easy.

I am sending this recipe to Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes for the event 'Tried and Tasted - Chef In You'

1 comment:

  1. WOww wonderful looking moroccan spaghetti, thanks for sending to T& soo happy to see ur entry Preetha..


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