Pasta with soya crumbles


About a year ago or so, somewhere on this blog I had mentioned that we both love pastas. So Gowri sent me this recipe. Thanks a lot Gowri.

I am not very fond of soya products even though I know it is good for health. Something about it’s taste used to put me down. (But for next few days it is one thing I want to work on. I will be cooking more with soy products). I ignored it for a long time and now I am kicking myself for this. I tried this yesterday. I was very hungry, tired and wanted something quick and easy. So I tried this and we both absolutely loved it. Note to self, “don’t judge any dishes, give it a try”. I will be making this more often now.

I didn’t have soy-crumbles with me. So I cooked some soya chunks and chopped them to tiny pieces. I topped it with some fresh basil from my vegetable garden and red chilli flakes. Gowri suggests to use soy crumbles (Morningstar Farms® Meal Startersâ„¢ Grillers® Recipe Crumbles).

I am sending this to Grow your own event by Jugalbandi.

Ingredients:
1 and 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
1 ½ cup roughly chopped cabbage
2 cloves of finally chopped garlic
½ tbsp crushed black pepper
Olive oil
1/2 cup soy crumbles or soya chunks
½ tbl spn pizza seasoning or 1 tbl spn chopped fresh basil
Chilli flakes(optional)
Salt
Parmesan cheese (optional)

Method:
Cook pasta according to packet direction.
Heat olive oil. To this add chopped cabbage and garlic. Fry for few seconds (keep cabbage crunchy). Now add soy crumbles(if using soya chunks, cook them separately and then add) and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add rest of the ingredients (except cheese). Cook for another 5-7 minutes. Take off the heat and sprinkle pizza seasoning ot basil. Serve with grated dry parmesan cheese, chilli flakes(optional).

Serves : 2
Preparation time : 15-20mins

13 Comments for “Pasta with soya crumbles”

gowri

says:

Hi Shilpa,
Thanks for posting my recipe and glad that you liked it. I suggest you to try Morningstar Farms® Meal Startersâ„¢ Grillers® Recipe Crumbles… it has got some indian spices like fennel etc… goes very well with many indian cooking.
Even you can make kabab with this soy crumbles.
BTW basil plants are so cute……..

Shilpa: Thanks Gowri for the recipe. I will definitely try the crumbles. Can it be found in American groceries?

says:

soy, yeah… I too resisted for a long time, then I made a scrambled tofu.. it wasn’t bad, but after that I never bought it… 🙂
Your pasta looks so good, but I can safely omit soy and do the rest, right? 😉

Shilpa: Same here Sig. After I saw the tofu recipes on your blog, I bought it and gave a try. But thats about it. I understood I am not very fond of it :(. But soya turned very well in this.

Chetna

says:

Nice recipe, Shilpa.

Here we get soy cheese in every flavour possible – parmesan, cheddar, mozzarella, feta.. with pepper, cumin, …etc.

So these days whenever a dish requires cheese, I use the soy version..you get almost the same taste as the original cheeses but with the added benifit of low-fat, and healthy cheese !!!

Last night, I a tried a pasta with home-made pesto (my own homegrown basil), zucchini and peas and added the soy feta to it – turned out very yummy and definitely low-fat, without any cream…the cheese melted nicely too!! So do try to find the soy cheeses..

Shilpa: Wow..soya cheese? didn’t know about it. I will try to find them, it will be a great substitue for normal ones. Thanks Chetna.

Namita

says:

Shilpa,
Your pasta dish sounds delicious. I am not a fan of soya nuggets and don’t even keep it in our house. But your recipe suggests I should definitely try it out one time, especially since you have added basil, one of my fav ingredients. I love the little basil plants you have in your house.

Indrani

says:

Thank you sooo much… Loved this recipe.. Planning to try it out soon…

You have a lovely website here.

Regards,

Indrani

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