If you're craving comforting recipes - you'll want to curl up to this creamy vegan pasta - Indian style. Penne pasta lusciously coated with a thick sauce to create an easy and healthy recipe that's loved by our family.
1carrotlarge, washed, peeled, trimmed and small diced
4tomatoeslarge, washed, sliced in half
½fennelmedium, washed, ends trimmed, and small diced
1red pepperlarge, washed, trimmed, deseeded and sliced in medium chunks
2½tbspolive oilextra virgin
3cupspenne pastatype is optional: wholewheat, legume-based, quinoa-based.
8cupswaterto boil the pasta. Follow packet instructions and adjust accordingly
8garlic clovesmedium, peeled and thinly sliced
1cupcilantrofresh, washed, finely chopped
Preheat the oven to 420 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place the prepared vegetables on a large baking tray in a single layer. Drizzle with 2 tbsp of olive oil and sprinkle with black pepper. Send to roast (top shelf) at 420 degrees Fahrenheit for 17-18 minutes. For perfectly charred vegetables, broil for 2-3 minutes - keeping a close eye to prevent burning.
Meanwhile, in a large cooking pot, bring water to boil. Add pasta and cook according to packet instructions.
Once the vegetables are roasted, transfer them to a large blender. Add garam masala, cashews and blitz until lusciously creamy. Set aside.
In a large cooking pot, heat 1/2 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and fry until lightly golden.
Add the creamy pasta sauce, add salt, and heat through.
Stir in the drained pasta to coat with the creamy vegan sauce.
Finish with cilantro and chilli flakes (optional)
Don't forget to cut the sturdy vegetables into small pieces to ensure they cook through.
Arrange the vegetables on the baking tray in a single layer to roast beautifully. Overlapping vegetables will make them soggy.
Be careful not to burn the garlic; otherwise, you will end up with a butter taste to the creamy pasta sauce.
Use fresh cilantro and add it to the finished dish. You don't want to cook the cilantro because it will lose its flavour.
Store leftover pasta in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Creamy Vegan Pasta - Indian Style | Desi~licious RD
Amount Per Serving
Calories 434Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Vitamin A 4090IU82%
Vitamin C 50mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Please note the nutritional analysis values are estimates and suggestions. This nutrition facts table does not know your life - your body, including your hunger and satiety cues, change daily. It's okay to eat more or less. Say no to food guilt and instead embrace mindful eating.