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pasta in coconut curry sauce/ Dairy-free.

Pasta in tomato coconut curry sauce(dairy-free).

The coconut-tomato sauce with curry flavors and a pinch of Italian seasoning at the end gives you a delightful dinner to enjoy this weekend.

A simple curry pasta dish that just hits the spot if you are a curry lover.

How I make the pasta sauce without dairy.

Thick coconut milk.

I replace everything dairy to make the pasta sauce by using coconut milk.

I prefer to use liquid coconut milk than coconut milk powder to make this dairy-free pasta sauce.

The liquid can be cooked and reduced to a thick creamy sauce making it also a vegan alfredo sauce, only it’s made for anyone who love curries.

a one pot meatless meal without any dairy. delicious and vegan.

A pasta recipe without cheese.

Convincing a house full of kids who love cheese, selling the idea of a no cheese pasta is really tough. 

When I started making these vegan/vegetarian pasta dishes to go meatless a few days of the month, the first question in my mind was,

“How can I make the pasta dinner which usually has cheese, creamy enough that the kids won’t miss it?”

“How do I make a fake creamy cheese sauce, I can get the kids to try?”

I knew I wanted to make the pasta sauce with coconut milk and make it thick.

And after a few trials, this coconut curry tomato sauce recipe is the result.

But just to be on the safe side, I would recommend NOT telling them the “no cheese” part, until they’ve at least had a few mouths of pasta.

All they need to know is that they are having a pasta dish for dinner.

pasta in coconut milk curry. a tasty vegetarian dinner made from scratch.

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pasta in tomato coconut curry sauce(dairy-free). The coconut-tomato sauce with curry flavors and a pinch of Italian seasoning at the end gives you a delightful dinner to enjoy this weekend.

Utensils and appliances needed.

chopping board and knife.

A Pan to boil pasta.

Wok.

More dairy-free pasta dishes!

Easy spicy ground beef pasta(stovetop).

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Pasta in coconut curry sauce Dairy-free.

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

A strip of Pandan leaf

3 cardamoms slight bruised

1 large onion sliced fine

2 tablespoons of minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon of chilli powder(add more if you want it spicy)

1 tablespoon of raw curry powder

2 tablespoons of tomato paste

A can of whole peeled tomatoes or 3 large tomatoes chopped really fine

Salt to season

1 tablespoon of sugar

1 cup of thick coconut milk

A cup of your choice frozen veggies(I mixed in a few green peas)

1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning

Method

Place a large wok over low-medium fire.

Pour in the oil(3tbs), add curry leaves(5), pandan leaves and temper until the aromas are released.

Add cardamom(3)onion(1 onion sliced), minced garlic(2 tbs) to the tempering ingredients and gently cook until onions are soft.

Add turmeric(1/2 tsp), chilli powder(1/2 tsp), curry powder(1 tbs), tomato paste(2 tbs)cook for two minutes over low medium heat.

Pour in canned tomatoes or chopped tomatoes(3) into the ingredients, season with salt and cook over low-medium fire for 3 minutes until you have a wet paste-like consistency.

Pour in the coconut milk(1 cup), sugar(1tbs), taste and season with salt if necessary.

Slow simmer for 15 minutes until the coconut tomato sauce is reduced and thick, at this point you can add a few of your veggies, I added green peas(1cup).

When the coconut tomato cream sauce changes color to slightly orange and thick, keep it warm until you are cooking the penne pasta.

How to cook the coconut curry pasta.

Place a cooking pot with 4 cups of water, season with salt and bring the pot of water to a boil.

Add the raw pasta to the boiling water and cook 2-3 minutes less than the time given on the pasta pack to avoid overcooking.

Once the penne pasta is cooked to a point where it’s still slightly hard in the middle, drain the water completely from the pasta and add it to the tomato coconut cream sauce.

If you find that the coconut milk pasta sauce is too thin, gently slow simmer until the sauce thickens more.

Add the Italian seasoning(1tsp), combine, check for salt, and serve the dairy-free vegetarian pasta. 

Serve when still warm for a better taste.

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pasta in coconut curry sauce | Dairy free.

pasta in coconut curry sauce | Dairy free.

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
PASTA IN TOMATO COCONUT CURRY SAUCE(DAIRY-FREE).

The coconut-tomato sauce with curry flavors and a pinch of Italian seasoning at the end gives you a delightful dinner to enjoy this weekend.

Ingredients

  • Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
  • a pack of your favorite penne pasta
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • 5 curry leaves
  • A strip of Pandan leaf
  • 3 cardamoms slight bruised
  • 1 large onion sliced fine
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chilli powder(add more if you want it spicy)
  • 1 tablespoon of raw curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • A can of whole peeled tomatoes or 3 large tomatoes chopped really fine
  • Salt to season
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 cup of thick coconut milk
  • A cup of your choice frozen veggies(I mixed in a few green peas)
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning

Instructions

Place a large wok over low-medium fire.

Pour in the oil(3tbs), add curry leaves(5), pandan leaves and temper until the aromas are released.

Add cardamom(3)onion(1 onion sliced), minced garlic(2 tbs) to the tempering ingredients and gently cook until onions are soft.

Add turmeric(1/2 tsp), chilli powder(1/2 tsp), curry powder(1 tbs), tomato paste(2 tbs)cook for two minutes over low medium heat.

Pour in canned tomatoes or chopped tomatoes(3) into the ingredients, season with salt and cook over low-medium fire for 3 minutes until you have a wet paste-like consistency.

Pour in the coconut milk(1 cup), sugar(1tbs), taste and season with salt if necessary.

Slow simmer for 15 minutes until the coconut tomato sauce is reduced and thick, at this point you can add a few of your veggies, I added green peas(1cup).

When the coconut tomato cream sauce changes color to slightly orange and thick, keep it warm until you are cooking the penne pasta.

coconut milk dairy free pasta sauce

HOW TO COOK THE

COCONUT CURRY PASTA.

Place a cooking pot with 4 cups of water, season with salt and bring the pot of water to a boil.

Add the raw pasta to the boiling water and cook 2-3 minutes less than the time given on the pasta pack to avoid overcooking.

Once the penne pasta is cooked to a point where it’s still slightly hard in the middle, drain the water completely from the pasta and add it to the tomato coconut cream sauce.

If you find that the coconut milk pasta sauce is too thin, gently slow simmer until the sauce thickens more.

Add the Italian seasoning(1tsp), combine, check for salt, and serve the dairy-free vegetarian pasta. 

Serve when still warm for a better taste.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 146mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 5gSugar: 9gProtein: 6g

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