Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pasta with Kumato Tomatoes


          Ever since I read about these tomatoes in Priya's Now Serving, I had wanted to try them. Couple of weeks back when I saw them, I picked a whole pack of them.These tomatoes are a reddish brown in color and have a unique taste, not too sour and not too sweet. Well, I was thinking of ways to use it, of course not in the regular Indian way but where you can taste the tomatoes in the dish. I couldn't come up with anything, except for eating it raw, so I finally decided to use it in a pasta dish. It turned out to be really.. good, I had also added some roasted eggplants and asparagus to it. If you find these tomatoes at your grocer's, do give it a try, you will love it..

Need To Have

  • Whole Grain Medium Shells Pasta - the full box (375g or approximately 5 cups)
  • Kumato Tomatoes - 4 medium sized, chopped
  • Asparagus - 1 + 1/2 cup chopped into 1" pieces
  • Big Eggplant - 1/2 of it diced
  • Chilli Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Dry Basil - 1 + 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt & Pepper - as per taste


Method
          Cook the pasta according to the instructions in the box. Mix the eggplant, asparagus, 1 teaspoon basil, salt and a dash of freshly ground pepper and spread in a oven proof dish and roast them for 20 mins at 400F, turning them in between. Once the pasta and the vegetables are done, you can put together the dish in a jiffy. Heat some olive oil, add the chopped tomatoes, saute till mushy, add the roasted vegetables and salt, mix, finally add the pasta and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon basil. Mix everything together, check for salt and pepper and serve it warm.

Sending it to Sara's Corner for the Women's Day Celebration event,
                to Shama's Easy2cook Recipes for Sara's Cooking With Love - Granddad Series event,
                to Vegetarian Food And Me for I'm The Star event,
                to Spicy Treats for the Show Me The Hits - Fiber Rich Foods event,
                to Sumee's Culinary Bites for the Bon Vivant event,
                 to Taste Of Pearl City for the Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy event,
                to Srav's Cooking Concepts for the Vegan Diet - Only Plant Based event and
                to Food Corner for the Midweek Fiesta event.

Note
Don't overcook the shells, you want the shells to be separate not sticking to each other.
Can drizzle some more olive oil in the end, before serving.











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30 comments:

  1. A different way of pasta. Never tasted this tomato. Will sure try once...

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  2. never tried these tomatoes..will pic it up..this looks super cute hema :)

    Ongoing Event : I'm The Star

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  3. This recipe is tempting me to get those tomatoes! I wonder how it tastes like! Great :)

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  4. I guess we do not get these tomatoes in India.

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  5. a very new tomato...never had or heard...thnx 4 sharing dear..........

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  6. recipe looks tempting and innovative pasta ......

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  7. Innovative recipe.looks delicious.

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  8. I have seen these tomatoes in farmer's market and Trader Joe's. I have always eaten it as such.It is a nice way to use up the pasta.

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  9. nice pasta recipe. looks great

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  10. nice pasta looking delicious..new recipe will try this sometime..

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  11. never tasted this tomato.. would love to try with this recipe.. nice clicks
    Noel collections

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  12. this looks so tempting n just awesome!u done it perfectly..nice.
    Maha

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  13. I love a good pasta dish - yours look very inviting!

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  14. liked your version of baking the veggies.. thnx for linking it up

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  15. Pasta looks gr8! Never heard of these tomatoes...how are these different from the normal ones? Nice clicks!

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  16. Never tried these tomatoes...pasta looks so iniviting!!

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  17. I luv the kumato tomatos...Great tasting pasta.

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  18. very delicious pasta..tempting clicks..
    Anjana

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  19. A very creative and unusual pasta dish. Sounds delicious! Would love to try it :)

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  20. These kumato tomatoes are new to me. I will need to see those out at the specialtly grocers. Your pasta here does have some healthy as well as tasty elements. Also, it looks like you have all the food groups together here-very well rounded. Great post and have a wonderful weekend!

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  21. A unique type of tomato that I most probably will not ever get in my market, bummer! I love your pasta dish though, yum!

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  22. never seen this kinda tomato before, such a pretty purple it is!

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  23. Very interesting recipe !! and distinctive type of tomatoes !! Thanks for linking to the event!!

    Ongoing event
    CC:Vegan Diet - Plant Based Food

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  24. never heard of this tomato and its look like small cherries. lovely recipe.

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  25. Yummy Pasta..doesn't know this tomato before!!Looks awesome.

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  26. Hey, would you believe?? Even I after reading about these from Priya's Now Serving bought them and tried Kumato rasam. These lovely Kumato tomatoes took a simple tomato rasam to an extra ordinary level... I just love these...

    Thank you for linking this tasty and delicious pasta with Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy :)

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