Apr 16, 2012

Spaghetti With Kerala Stew (Spaghetti With Coconut Sauce)

This months Blogging Marathon is little more exited for me because Valli included few new themes in this month which are my favorites like Indian thali and Italian in to Indian style.  Italian is one of my favorite cuisine, specialy the ingredients what they use in this cuisine are very less, most of the dishes they finish with in four to five ingredients (this I am talking about the original recipes here my recipe are fusion).Pasta is one of the most popular ingredient, more then 650 types of pastas are there. Pasta is a traditional staple food also. In Italian cuisine normaly pasta is served with a pasta sauce which contains tomato, onion and herbs some times with meat. And some times this pasta is simply served with pesto sauce also. My today recipe is a fusion with Indian and Italian which is a theme for Blogging Marathon. So both the cuisines are my favorite cuisines. When I first saw this theme in Marathon page got  this idea of mixing Italian with totally SouthIndian Kerala flavors and first came to my mind is Vegetable stew we usualy make a side dish for Idiyappam or Aappam this contains coconut milk. In my view coconut milk and pasta will make a good combination and it worked out  very well. The dish came out so delicious and pasta bleanded with coconut milk . For me this dish is just wonderful. So hope you also like my creation... pasta with stew IINGREDIENTS:---
Mixed vegetables -- 1 cup cut in to cubes ( Carrot, beans, green peas, potato I used only this if you have cauliflower can add that also)
Onion --- 1 big sliced
Green chillies --- 2 slit
Curry leaves --- 10
Oil -- 1 tab sp (coconut oil is the best choice can use sunflower oil or olive oil also choise is yours.)
Cinamon --- 1 inch piece broken
Clove s --- 4
Cardamom -- 3
Black pepper corns -- 6
Garlic cloves ---- 4 crushed
Ginger --- 1/2 inch piece crushed
Salt --- 1 tea sp
Turmeric powder --- 1 pinch
Thin coconut milk -- 1 cup
Thick coconut milk --- 1/2 cup
Spaghetti --- 1 pak ( the spaghetti pack which I used is 250 gms that serves for 4 people)
Oil ----- 1 tea sp
Salt --- 2 teasp

speghatti Method:--

1. In a wide pan dissolve 1 tea sp salt in 2 ltrs water and start boiling, bring to a full boil add 1 teasp oil mix well.
2.  Gradually immerse spaghetti in to the boiling water and continue cooking for ten minutes. stirring occasionally. Do not over cook, ten minutes is more then enough to cook spaghetti.
3. Drain the hot water from the cooked spaghetti and rinse in fresh cold water.
4. Take few drops of oil and apply on spaghetti so that won't stick together, leave it a side.
5. In a preassur cooker heat 1 tab oil then add clove, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper corns, curry leaves let them fry for a while and add sliced onion, green chillies, crushed garlic, crushed ginger fry till onion turns in to transparent.
6. Now add mixed vegetables, turmeric powder, Salt to taste give a good stir add 1/4 cup water and thin coconut milk stir well, cover with lid and cook for 2 whistles
If you are using a normal pan (not a preassur cooker) then all the process is same but cook till the vegetable are cooked this will take 10 to 15 minutes time in a low heat.
7. Switch off the heat and let it sit for some time to release the preasure then open the lid.
8.Again bring the pan on to the stove top in a low heat add thick coconut milk stir well and bring to full boil. After you add coconut milk keep on stirring other wise some times coconut milk will be curdle so keep on stirring and keep the heat on low heat
9.Cook till the souse become thick and gravy looks creamy the switch off the heat, let it sit for a while and serve
10.Serving suggestions with spaghetti --- roll cooked spaghetti with a fork and place it in the middle of the plate pour the mixed vegetable stew over the spaghetti roll and serve warm.
Enjoy this Italian in to Indian combination . We really enjoyed this spicy delicious spaghetti in a new flavor with coconut milk and vegetables.
 This is my first recipe for Blogging Marathon 15 th edition in the theme of Cook Italian in Indian style and lets check the Marathon page


Chef Mireille said...

the coco milk musthave been entirely delicious...looks very appetizing!

divyagcp said...

Italian is my favourite cuisine too. Loved the way you have combined it with the indian cuisine.. Looks so delicious and healthy too.
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chef and her kitchen said...

very innovative version..congrats for winning d cookbook too

Unknown said...

Thanks Prathibha

Srivalli said...

Wow Padma, that's really one twist you have there..I love Stew, imagine eating it with pasta!..very nice..looking forward to your other creations..

preeti garg said...

very innovative with coconut sauce...

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Kalyani said...

extremely innovative !! look forward to this series, this entire BM week, Padma :)

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vaishali sabnani said...

wonderful blend of cuisines and spices..and so well presented!!..love that oriental look!!

Priya Suresh said...

Wat an incredible twist Padma, seriously am drooling here, unique and super innovative..

MySpicyKitchen said...

I don't make pasta that often at home and the only time I make it is when fixing myself lunch / dinner when hubby is not home. Spaghetti with coconut sauce looks very interesting and mouthwatering

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Padmajha said...

Oh wow!! what a delicious twist! Looks delicious.Nice clicks :)

Jayashree said...

Very creative. It must have tasted really good.

Harini R said...

Mind blowing combo. I should try this once .

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Unknown said...

OOh...what an innovative way to serve pasta with vegetable stew...love the idea and the spaghetti with the coco sauce looks awesome.

Myvegfare said...

very interesting combo Spaghetti and Indian stew!!, I should try it out sometime!!

Rasi said...

fab twist.. for a minute i was just thinking.. i mean sphagetti & stew..& then the theme hit me.. this is a good one.. am always amazed with these creative twists :)

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The Pumpkin Farm said...

this is lovely twist...bet my husband wud lvoe this

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very innovative spaghetti. Looks so inviting...

Tina said...

sounds delicious.

Rajani S said...

Good god! I could never have thought of this combination :). Very innovative and looks nice. And congrats on the cookbook too :)

Suma Gandlur said...

Very tempting pic. Love the Indian twists to your dishes.