PASTA WITH SOY GRANULES


PASTA WITH SOY GRANULES
This recipe is from a Weight Watcher’s recipe book, which I borrowed by the library. It is a very easy one and the preparation time is also less. I have stuck to the original recipe except that I have added some green bell peppers and peas. I even used a green chili for some extra heat. The vegetables can be changed according to personal preferences. Here goes the recipe:

INGREDIENTS:
1. Any whole wheat pasta, 1 cup. (I have used penne here).
2. Pasta sauce, 1-1/2 to 2 cups.
3. Green chili, 1.
4. Onion, medium-sized, 1.
5. Any type of veggies like carrot, cabbage, etc coming around to 1 cup when diced.
6. Garlic paste, 1 teaspoon.
7. Parmesan cheese, ½ cup.
8. Soy granules, 1 cup.
9. Basil leaves, handful.
10. Salt and pepper as per taste.

PREPARATION:
To cook the soy granules, drop them in boiling water and let them cook. Drain the water and wash them twice and remove excess water from the granules. If whole nuggets are used, they should be cooked first and then cut into small pieces. Chop the onion and the vegetables finely. Dice the chili finely. Cook the pasta as per the package instructions, drain it, and let it cool. Heat a big pan with some olive oil. When the oil turns hot, add the chopped onions and sauté for a few minutes until it is tender. Then add the diced vegetables, chili, and garlic paste and sauté everything for a few more minutes until all the vegetables are cooked. Add the pasta sauce, soy granules, salt, and pepper and mix everything well. Let it cook for 5-10 minutes until the sauce thickens. Then add the cooked pasta, parmesan cheese, the crushed basil leaves. Mix everything and switch off the stove. Serve the hot pasta with grated parmesan cheese garnished on top.

34 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks delish.....

Parita said...

Thats very healthy dish gita..

Priya said...

Wat a healthy way to prepare a healthy pasta dish Gita...yummy!!!

Viki's Kitchen said...

wow, pasta with soy granules from weight watchers! kalakketinga Gita.

Vrinda said...

Pasta and soy,sounds healthy and looks delicious..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

A healthier pasta recipe!! Looks yummy gita,never still tried cooking pasta :P

ARUNA said...

very healthy n simple dish Gita...!

Priti said...

That's real healthy...looks gud....I was thinking of making paste with soya too...

Kalyani said...

wow a healthy pasta gita ....

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

mmm Soy granules in Pasta I love both wish I could have them now, its such a tasty dish!!!

Vaishali said...

I too use TVP granules in pasta sauce, although I leave out the cheese. It really works great as a meat substitute. Love your recipe, Gita.

DEESHA said...

I love pasta, soy makes it healthy too

Lavi said...

This is the healthy pasta version Gita! Looks Great!

Valarmathi said...

Healthy and looks delish

Pooja said...

Healthy dish...

Cham said...

Love the soy granule, good recipe!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Lovely dish,looks healthy and colorful. I luv pasta.

Superchef said...

mm..making the pasta healthy..nice! nice picture too.

Varsha Vipins said...

mmmm..rich n creamy n healthy..I'd add tons of garlic n dump it in parmesan..hehe..:D

Sweta said...

That's a great idea of adding soy granules into a pasta dish!!

Laavanya said...

Soy granules is such an interesting addition - must lend a nice texture.

Prathibha said...

Healthy dish Gita...Soya granules might hv made it still yummy..

Nithya Praveen said...

A healthy one...Am not a great fan of soy granules....but anytime for penne:)

Animisha said...

hi kuha priya,
this is so lovely creation dear,
i got soya granules and prepared roti masala curry with it. in last september and tried it on ramesh.
Pchh :( he didnt like my recipe
i will try it for myself today.
i love pastas a lot.
i will post the coment today after making it.
love u
mishu

Shreya said...

so healthy! love the pasta with the soy recipe..

Purva Desai said...

looks yumm yummy

Poornima Nair said...

Wonderful n healthy dish...looks delicious.

Pooja said...

Healthy and delicious dish Gita :)

Chef Jeena said...

Yummy recipe Gita and healthy too. :-)

anudivya said...

I did not know WW had a recipe book. I am so ignorant, I need to get some books of my own. Don't own one, sadly.
This looks very healthy.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww..this looks awesome..i loved the picture...that vessel is beautiful.. :)Gita, wonderful presentation.. :)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww..this looks awesome..i loved the picture...that vessel is beautiful.. :)Gita, wonderful presentation.. :)

Sujatha said...

soy sounds so healthy with pasta! Yeah, weight watcher's books have some quick and healthy recipes!

n33ma said...

ohhhh this is my kinda food!