Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Turkey Pasta

You will need:

  • 1 lb ground turkey(If you don't have minced turkey blend it using blender to get minced meat)
  • 12 ounce pasta
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp black cumin seeds(gala jeera)
  • 2 tsp salt(can increase or decrease according to your taste)
  • 1 onion(very finely chopped)
  • 4 tomatoes(can substitue with ½ cup pasta sauce or tomato sauce too)
  • 2 bread slices
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp oil
Step 1:

Finely chop the onions and add it to the ground turkey. Along with that add chilli powder, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste, salt, cumin powder, fennel seeds and black cumin and mix it well. When everything is blended take a loaf pan and place 2 bread slices in it as shown in pic.. (So that the meat wont have contact with the bottom of the loaf pan. In this way you can avoid watery meat.). Then transfer this whole mixture on top of the bread slices.

Now place the loaf pan in preheated oven(350 F). Let it bake for 1 hour.

Step 2:

When the meat is ready (after 1 hour of baking) allow it to cool for few minutes. Then crumble the meat using hands or knife and keep it aside. Discard the bread slices.

Step 3:

Cook the pasta as per instructions given in the package. When cooking pasta it is better to add few drops of lemon juice and a tsp of oil to avoid sticking. Better to save ½ cup pasta water when filtering.

Step 4:

Take a heavy pan add oil to it. When its hot add tomato's and saute it till it ooze out the oil. If you are using pasta sauce just saute it for few second. Then add the crumbled meat to it. If you want more spiciness just add some chilli powder at this stage.

Now add the cooked pasta to it along with that ½ cup of pasta water. Check for salt. Finally add lemon juice and serve it when it hot.. You can garnish this dish with chilli flakes and finely chopped coriander leaves.. Enjoy!!!!!!

Can do the same process with chicken meat too..
You can slice the baked meat and make it as sandwich/burger too. It will taste yummmmy with a touch of Mayonnaise.!!!

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