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Pasta with Carrot Sauce

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Pasta with Carrot Sauce

Guilt-free deliciousness made at home.

Original recipe here.


Ingredients


For Carrot Sauce


1 tbsp Oil


1/4 cup (43 gms) Cashews


1 cup (153 gms) Carrots, 2 medium sized


3/4 cup (122 gms) Tomatoes


2 cloves Garlic


Salt, as required


1/2 tsp Crushed Pepper


1/2 tsp Cumin powder/ground cumin


1/2 cup Water


For Pasta


1.5 cups (145 gms) Pasta


Water to cook pasta


Salt, as required


1 +1 tsp Olive oil


1 tsp Italian Herb Mix


3 tbsp (15 gms) Cheddar Cheese, grated


Directions


To make Pasta Sauce 


1. Soak cashews in warm water for 15 minutes.


2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan or skillet over medium-low heat.


3. Once the oil is hot, add tomatoes, carrots, garlic and cook for 8-10 minutes or until carrots are soft. Keep stirring regularly to avoid vegetables sticking at the bottom of a pan or burning them.


4. Add cumin powder, salt, pepper and mix well. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool completely.


5. Drain the water from soaked cashews and keep it aside.


6. In a blender, add cashews, vegetables, water and grind it to a smooth puree.


7. Transfer the sauce to a bowl.


To make Pasta 


1. In a steel pot, add sufficient water to cook pasta and bring it to a rolling boil on medium-high heat.


2. Add salt, 1 tsp oil, pasta and mix well.


3. Reduce the heat slightly and cook pasta for 3-4 minutes or until pasta is well done.


4. Drain the water from pasta over a colander. Shake the colander to drain off any excess water and keep the pasta aside.


5. In a pan, heat 1 tsp oil and ass 3/4 cup carrot sauce over medium heat.


6. Add Italian herb mix, cheese and cook for a minute or just until cheese melts.


7. Add pasta and mix until well combined.


8. Taste and add salt and pepper if required.


9. Serve delicious and healthy pasta immediately.


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