Monday, January 5, 2009

Spaghetti in Peanut Sauce.

Peanut sauce is used in Indonesian , Malaysian, Thai and Chinese cuisine. This sweet and sour sauce brings in a different taste more close to Pad Thai Noodles.

Ingredients :
1/4th Cup chopped onion , 4-5 cloves garlic , 1 tspn red chilly powder,
Salt to taste , 2 tbspn Vinegar , 1 Tbspn Sugar ,
Peanut Butter (Smooth or Chunky)
Procedure :
Blend the onion Garlic and red chilly powder together for a minute or two , to form a fine paste.
Heat the mixture on medium low heat in a sauce pan. Let it simmer for some time. Add the vinegar , Salt to taste , sugar , and a generous tablespoon full of peanut butter. You may use smooth or chunky peanut butter. Add little water as needed. Let simmer on medium low heat for about 12-15 minutes. Taste to check if the sauce has the right combined taste of vinegar and sugar. The peanut sauce is ready to serve as a dip or to be stirred in with spaghetti.
Boil the spaghetti for about 4-5 minutes in water and salt to taste. Drizzle some oil over the spaghetti after you get them out of water to avoid them sticking to each other.
Heat oil in a pan and saute coarsely chopped onions and sliced button mushrooms. Once cooked Add the spaghetti and pour over the peanut sauce . Mix well . Add some coarsely chopped spring onion. Top it up with some roasted peanuts before you serve.


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