Monday, October 11, 2010

Spaghetti Squash Noodles

A vegetable that can replace noodles? Is there such a thing? Believe me, It's true. The name is spaghetti squash. It looks like a small pumpkin, and when cooked, the flesh turns into strands that resemble rice noodles in looks and taste. It is a very healthy and yummy alternative to noodles. The best part is, you are eating a vegetable without realizing it. I just sauteed it with my favorite spices, and topped it with some left over chicken fry. Tofu or a fried egg would be a good option too.

Spaghetti Squash - 1
Oil - 1 tbsp
Chili powder - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Cumin powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Soy sauce - 1 tbsp
Peanut Butter - 1 tbsp

Pierce the squash with a knife several times. Cook in the microwave for 12 minutes. Turn once half way.
Piercing ensures that the steam escapes from the squash, and reduces the risk of the squash bursting in the microwave. Cool for a few minutes, and cut into half. Remove the seeds and pull a fork lengthwise through the flesh to separate it into long strands. 

Heat the oil in a pan. Add all dry powders and fry till fragrant. Add the soy sauce and peanut butter. If the mixture is too thick, add some water. Add the squash strands and mix till coated. Top with any toppings of your choice.