Fusilli in Tomato-Coconut Sauce

You know what is the best part about experimenting with food? Breaking the rules! As much as I lack a sense of adventure in most things in life, when it comes to my food, I love experimenting with flavours and I am so glad I do! How else would I be able to create this unconventional pasta sauce, which is creamy, summery and light at the same time! But the fact is that I did and coconut is the star of this recipe! It is one hundred percent vegan too if you do not add cheese.

You have to try it! I promise you will not regret (unless you are a purist that is 😉


Fusilli in Tomato-Coconut Sauce


  • Tomato( finely chopped)-3/4 cup
  • Garlic (finely chopped)- 5-6 pods
  • Shredded coconut (preferably fresh)-1/2 cup
  • Coconut milk/cream- 1/2 cup
  • Curry leaves- 6-8
  • Oregano-1/2 teaspoon
  • Basil-1/2 teaspoon
  • Shredded mild cheddar cheese (optional)-2 tablespoon
  • Oil-2 tablespoons
  • Boiled whole grain pasta-1 cup (I used fusilli but any variety would work just fine)
  • Boiled vegetables of choice - I added 1/4 cup of Lima beans and 1/4 cup carrots


  1. Heat oil in a thick-bottomed pan, add garlic and curry leaves. Stir on medium heat for a minute then add oregano and basil and stir for another minute
  2. Once the herbs have infused well into the oil, keeping the heat medium add shredded coconut and mix well. Stir continuously for 3-5 minutes
  3. Add tomato and cook well for around 5 minutes till all ingredients are well incorporated and tomato is cooked through and soft
  4. Add coconut cream (or milk) and mix well. After a minute or so you will see the ingredients attain a saucy texture. Bring the sauce to boil and then reduce heat to low, add cheese if using and let the sauce simmer for two minutes
  5. Give it one final stir before adding in boiled pasta and vegetables. Mix well and stir in cooked meat of your choice or some smoked salmon
  6. Garnish with pepper/paprika/ shredded cheese and serve hot


Calories (per serving)- 200
Nutrition- Fiber/ Calcium/ Iron/Manganese/ Magnesium/Vitamin B Complex
It does wonders for your- Energy/Hair/Skin/Immunity/ Cardiovascular health/Sleep
This is “My 1pm/8 pm Meal”


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