Monday, October 17, 2016

Malaysian Vegetarian Spaghetti

When you invent your own recipes, you ought to be proud of yourself. Why not? After all, like I always say, I mean, we can't be cooking and eating the same food, over and over again. I reckon so (Ennai Kathrikai/Brinjal Curry, Banana Flower Stir Fry, Pineapple Rasam, Thai Eggplant, Mango Salad Vegetarian & Cauliflower Curry). A full course vegetarian meal consisting of rice, and accompanied by side dishes may be perceived as easy-preasy, but which dish goes well with which is equally mind cracking. Let alone what to cook, like I always say, especially for those of us who cook almost daily, is challenging (Indian Vegetable Curry, Vegetarian Mutton Stir Fry, Crispy Japanese Tofu, Papaya Salad, Tom Yum Soup Vegetarian & Tomato Vegetable Soup). I honestly got tired of putting a whole course vegetarian meal after doing it more often than never until I decided we shall go vegetarian spaghetti. A noodle dish by far is somewhat easier because its basically one wholesome dish (Vegetarian Sandwich, Mushroom Burger & Green Pea Soup), instead of cutting and chopping aplenty ingredients for a full meal (Malaysian Coriander Poached Egg SpaghettiVegetarian Nyonya Laksa,Vegetarian Noodle Soup, Mee Rebus Vegetarian & Mee Siam Vegetarian). This Malaysian Vegetarian Spaghetti speaks for itself mainly because its my invention and it consists of our all time favourite pantry friendly affordable Malaysian ingredients. 

1/2 packet of spaghetti - cook as packet instructions
1 medium size tomato - chopped
1/2 tbsp dried chilli paste/grounded chillies
1/1 inch ginger - slice into thins stripes
4 garlic - slice thinly
3 shallots - slice thinly
1 brown tofu - slice into pieces
1/4 cup frozen green peas -defrost
2 sprigs coriander leaves - slice
1 tbsp butter
A little palm sugar
Grated cheese - as needed
Heat butter.
Fry coriander leaves till crispy.
Remove and keep aside.

Now, for the tofu, either lightly fry in the butter or pan fry separately.
Then, remove and keep aside.

In the same butter, saute ginger, garlic and shallots.
Add chilli paste.
Fry till aromatic.
Add tomato and stir in.

Pour 1/2 cup of water.
Season with palm sugar and salt.
Add green peas, stir and off the heat.
Tip over cooked spaghetti, add the pan fried tofu and sprinkle fried coriander leaves and cheese over.
Optional - some fresh sliced red chillies will be good as well.

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  1. Light yet full of flavours...I surely wouldn't miss the meat here at all. Please double cilantro for me :-)) Love the stuff!

  2. Lovely... This will be loved by my men so much....

  3. This looks superb!! Delicious. Yum Yum :)

  4. Priya @asmallbite
    This spaghetti looks inviting,awesome pics...

  5. Spaghetti is loaded with tonnes of falvor .. Simply loved it..

  6. I love this easy veg spaghetti recipe.. easy to make..
    Just like u i hv started cleaning my drawers, cupboards and going to chuck out everything i dnt use,has expired or will never use... i hv believed in minimalism n dont buy stuff anymore as brands already send us many things..

  7. Looks very delicious..loved that you have fried the coriander leaves in butter .. must have added a lovely flavor.

  8. Spring cleaning is a must in my house too.. Some how i get a very happy felling at the end of it:) Loved this Vegetarian spagetti... delicious:)

  9. Love the plating, Nava! Nice shots! xoxo

  10. Super delicious vegetarian spaghatti....!! Love this flavorful spaghetti dish with tofu...!!

  11. I am literally drooling. All my favorite ingredients here. Delicious!

  12. i just knew a few variations of spaghetti prep. This is one addition which i can try.
    Btw Advanced Diwali wishes to you and your family

  13. Oh I cannot agree with u more the longer we stay in the same house the more we accumulate. Here inspite of moving we are turning into hoarders..True its time to clean the inside too. Loving the spag veg version yummm.

  14. Hello Navneetham...thx for the recipe...u make it sound so easy

  15. Looks so delicious and easy to make need to keep this recipe to try it.


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