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Corn Puree Pasta (Jain) | Vegan Pasta recipes

While Pizza appeals to the elder one, the lil chef loves her Pasta. Although she’s partial to the Penne Arabbiata, she has begun to take up smaller portions of other pasta too. Husband and I are on the lookout for cute pasta shapes and so far we found (hoarded) alphabet, animal shaped and pumpkin-based vegan spaghetti.

This dish is totally vegan and if you are using a GF pasta, the entire dish can be GF too. We had this Corn Puree Pasta at one of the vacations we took and little one really liked it so we ordered it almost everyday 🙂 

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As the chef would (obviously) not share the original recipe, I tried to re-create this based on what I remembered from the taste which according to the kids was pretty close to the original. 

Making it vegan was totally our choice which didn’t take away any flavour from the original cheese-heavy pasta it was 🙂

I served it with toasted bread and a summery citrus burst salad for the weekend making it a complete meal.

Other Pasta dishes on the blog:

Veg Fusili Pasta in Tomato Sauce

Italian Combo Meal – Onion Olive Foccacia with Penne Pasta

Whole Wheat Penne Cheesy Pasta with Arrabbiata Sauce

3 – Pepper Pasta in Low cal White Sauce

Cheesy Veg Pasta

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Vegan Corn Puree Pasta (Jain too!!) 

Serving suggestions : Focaccia / Garlic bread sticks / Cheesy Spinach Tomato Bruschetta

Serves : 2

Ingredients:

  • Sweet Corn (hulled-fresh or frozen) – 1 cup
  • Pasta – 1/2 cup (cooked according to packet instructions)
  • Olive Oil – 1/2 TBSP
  • Salt, pepper, red chilli flakes – to taste
  • Garlic – 1 large pod (minced fine) – optional ( I didn’t use) 
  • Almond meal – 1/2 TBSP (or sub with 4 TBSP almond milk)
  • Vegetables of your choice – I used only red peppers

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How to make:

  1. Cook sweet corn till soft with some salt. Drain 
  2. Leaving aside 2-3 tsp, grind the rest of the corn into a slightly smooth puree (just 2/3 seconds on the blender)
  3. In a pan, heat olive oil. saute the veggies if using and remove after 2 mins. 
  4. Now add the corn puree, salt, pepper, almond meal (or milk) and slowly simmer for 3-4 mins on very low heat, stirring constantly.
  5. Now add the chilly flakes, cooked pasta and toss well.
  6. Add the sautéed vegetables, reserved corn kernels and serve warm with any bread for a complete meal

Sending to BM#82 under Takeaway recipes

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14 Comments

  1. vaishali sabnani

    Corn sauce sounds so unique , would love to try such a pasta , and yes that salad looks fantastic too !

  2. Priya Suresh

    Wow, thats a cool idea to make corn puree, and this pasta looks prefect, kids will go crazy if they see this fantastic pasta.

  3. Wow pasta looks yummy

  4. Sharmila kingsly

    I am going crazy over this pasta.. Love the sweet corn used in there..

  5. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    Pasta looks yumm kalyani, it is lovely to see kids develop their taste, as they grow!

  6. Wow, love the idea of using corn puree in pasta sauce. I'm going to try this one out soon for my kids.

  7. Interesting Corn sauce pasta.

  8. cookingwithsapana

    Pasta in corn puree sounds interesting. Love this no onion garlic Jain version.

  9. Wow! I have never tried corn purée with pasta….sounds delicious. It’s amaizng you are able to create a dish based on how it tasted. Hats off!

  10. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    Love sweet corn sauce. I am looking forward to trying this sometime soon.

  11. unique combo.. pasta must be great in taste.

  12. Chef Mireille

    what a unique pasta sauce – sounds delicious

  13. Corn puree is an interesting addition. I can imagine how good this must have tasted.

  14. Varada's Kitchen

    Corn and almond meal base for a sauce is innovative and tasty. Good one.

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