Monday, March 17, 2014

Pasta With Sun Dried Tomatoes And Paneer ( Indian Cottage Cheese )


          My husband was having his dinner outside, with his colleagues, and it was just me and my daughter for dinner. I had decided on making pasta, but there was no cheese or pasta sauce at home, but still I had made up my mind on it. Going through the fridge, I found some paneer and sun dried tomatoes, so I decided to make something with it along with the pasta.  So I started off with boiling some water for the pasta and doing a simple sauce to serve with it, and decided to use some grated paneer in the place of cheese. Frankly speaking, I was not too sure about the final dish, but I still went ahead with it, and it turned out really good, except for the color. The sun dried tomatoes that I used were a dark reddish color, more like that of dried red chillies soaked in oil, so, when ground with some milk, the color was not that beautiful, but this depends on the color of the tomatoes. Also, I had used whole grain pasta, so the pasta color also was not very pretty but, otherwise, it is so simple to make and the paneer replaced the cheese very well too, try this if you like the taste of sun dried tomatoes..

Need To Have

  • Pasta - 1 cup
  • Sun Dried Tomatoes - 1/2 cup
  • Boiled Milk - 1 cup
  • Grated Paneer - 1/2 cup
  • Chopped Mint Leaves - 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste

Method


          Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the box and keep. Grind the sun dried tomatoes with the milk.


          Take the desired amount of tomato and milk mixture, add the pasta, salt and pepper and mix, if needed add some of the cooked pasta water. Finally add the grated paneer and mix. Garnish with the chopped mint leaves and serve warm.


Note
The sun dried tomatoes that I used were soaked in oil along with Italian spices. If the ones you have, don't have the spices, just add some Italian seasoning.
I had used the entire tomato and milk mixture, it's better if you added little by little.
You can replace the paneer with some grated parmesan.
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12 comments:

  1. Tangy and yummy pasta.....!!

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  2. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting pasta.

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  3. I too have some similar recipe to be posted. Yours looks creamy and delicious

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  4. love the color.. new base for me.. sounds interesting

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  5. Sounds really good.. thanks for sharing!!

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  6. That sounds delicious! Love the vibrant looking pasta.

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  7. Pasta has become a regular in my kitchen...so I keep looking for different ways to prepare it. This one sound good and looks yummy. would love to try it

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  8. This sounds delicious dear ..yummy !!

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  9. This is really really yumm.. Cant stop drooling.

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