ROASTED RED PEPPER & COCONUT MILK SOUP W/ MACARONI

With changing seasons – I sometime get sore throat. One thing that’s super comforting and cozy during those days is this Red Pepper Coconut Macaroni soup. Love the feeling of warmth this soup brings ☺️🥰 I also made a reel video with step by step. It’s linked here.

INGREDIENTS  (serves 5-6)

  • 200 gms pasta (macaroni or any hollow tube pasta works)
  • 3 large organic red peppers, washed, de-seeded and cut in chunks
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 1 can full fat organic unsweetened coconut milk
  • 4-5 thai green chillies, optional
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp + 3 tbsp good quality olive oil 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ⅛ cup chopped fresh cilantro 
  • Ice cubes, optional

METHOD

  • Preheat the oven at 395F and line the baking tray with parchment paper 
  • Add – onions, garlic, chillies, red pepper chunks, garlic on the tray. Drizzle some oil and sprinkle ½ tsp salt. Bake in oven for 20 minutes 
  • Boil the pasta per the instructions on the package. Set aside once done plus ½ cup pasta water 
  • In a blender jar, add the red-pepper – onion mix and make a fine paste (only add ice if you are in a hurry – I don’t like to blend warm or hot things in plastic jars)
  • Heat a deep pan with 3 tbsps olive oil on a medium – high flame. Add all the red-pepper & onion paste. Let it bubble – add pasta, pasta water and a can of coconut milk. Bring it to a boil – takes about 3-4 minutes. 
  • Add cilantro. Turn off the flame and cover the lid for 4-5 minutes and let it sit. 
  • Serve warm with garlic bread to buttered toast.
  • Bon Appetit 🎉

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XOXO
Rinky


PANEER KATSU

I love love Japanese cuisine but since I converted myself to a vegetarian its difficult for me to go to these restaurants (except Indian joints I guess). I have been wanting to try Katsu for a while now. So when strong cravings hit you gotta make it at home. I decided to make Katsu with Paneer. Those paneer filets dunked in hot sauce and crusted with Simple Mills Almond Crackers. Pan fried until golden brown. One word – “DELICIOUSSSSSSSS”. I also made a video if you’d like to check out. Link here.

Ingredients (serves 2-3) –

  • 6 thick filets/slices of Paneer
  • 1 cup Simple Mills Almond crackers with Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • Generous amount of hot sauce – I used Dragon Fruit hot sauce from Hawaii
  • Oil for pan frying
  • Spring onions for garnishing (optional)

Method:

  • Preparation
    • Blend the crackers to form a powder. Put it all the a bowl and add Kashmiri chili powder. Stir to combine and set it aside.
    • Pour the hot sauce in a plate
    • Have all the ingredients lined up – paneer > hot sauce > crackers
  • Time to make these
    • dunk the paneer in hot sauce and coat with crackers. Repeat for all same filets and set it aside.
    • Heat the non-stick pan with some oil and pan fry these on both sides until golden brown.
  • Serve while hot – as is, in a broth, wrap – the options are endless 😍
  • Bon Appetit 🎉

If you try this recipe, do not forget to tag #thepalatetrails on Instagram and/or leave a comment below on this blog post. Thanks for stopping by lovelies!

XOXO
Rinky