Pasta is one of my favourite to cook mostly for dinner. I find it to be so satisfying and so easy to put together. My top favourite is tomato based ones and my sister loves her white sauce pasta a lot.
Eggplant is my all time favourite veggie and i love to add it in pasta a lot because it gives a nice taste to it and it goes perfect with that. I added cubes of mozzarella in to cooked hot pasta and added the piping hot sauce to it, this melts the mozzarella just a little and it stays in cubes which are just melted in the middle, so when you take a bite, you will get a taste of small bullets of molten cheese..YUM
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 4
Pasta – 2 cup dry
Olive Oil – 4 tblspn
Eggplant – 1/2 a large one cubed
Mozzarella Cheese – 1/2 cup cubed
Tomatoes – 4 to 5 large chopped very finely
Tomato Ketchup- 1/2 cup
Garlic – 1 tblspn chopped finely
Basil or Oregano – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar – 1 tsp
Chilli Powder or Chilli flakes – 1 tsp
Parsley a handful finely chopped
Water – 1 cup
Heat oil in a pan, add in cubed eggplant and fry till golden, drain and set aside.
In the same oil add in garlic and fry for few sec. Add in tomatoes, salt, sugar and mix well. Cook this till the tomatoes turn mushy.
Add in ketchup, chilli powder, water, basil and mix well. Bring this to boil and cook till oil separates.
Now add in the fried eggplant and toss well.
Meanwhile cook the pasta in salted water as per package directions. Drain them into a bowl.
Add the hot sauce over the hot pasta along with cheese and parsley.
|Take your ingredients|
|Start by preparing the veggies, take a piece of eggplaint|
|slice them into thick rounds|
|slice them like this|
|take your cheese cube…I used mozzarella|
|Take your tomatoes|
|chop them finely|
|Heat a good amount of olive oil in a pan|
|add in the eggplant|
|keep frying them in oil|
|they will turn golden and crispy|
|remove them to a plate|
|in the same oil|
|add in garlic|
|fry them for few mins|
|add in tomatoes|
|and some salt|
|cook till tomatoes turn mushy|
|add in tomato ketchup|
|some chilli powder or chilli flakes|
|add some water if needed|
|add a touch of basil|
|add in the eggplant|
|mix well..sauce done|
|cook your pasta in the meantime as per package directions..|
|add them into a bowl|
|add in the hot hot sauce|
|and some chopped parsley|