Mr. Kook’s

Authentic Indian Food, Indian Food Blog, Ethnic Food Blog.

Baked Ziti with Tikka Masala and Pesto

Posted by mrkooks on February 26, 2008

This is a nice Indian fusion dish. Kids will also love it.

Ingredients:

1/2 pound ziti

1 chopped onion

2 tbsp EVOO

2 minced garlic

2 cups Mr Kooks Tikka Masala Sauce

1/4 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp ground bell pepper

1 cup ricotta cheese

1 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese

1/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

1/4 cup any regular Pesto Sauce

1/4 cup Diced Mushrooms

1/4 cup Diced Green Bell Pepper

Directions:

1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Oil an 8 x 8 baking dish.

2. Boil Water with salt and cook the pasta partially for 6-7 minutes. Drain, Rinse with cold water and drain once again.

3. Heat 11/2 tbsp oil, add onion, garlic, Mr Kooks Tikka Masala Sauce and Salt. bring to a simmer and add Mushrooms.

and green bell pepper with a dash of Black pepper on the top.

4. Combine the ricotta, 1 cup of mozzarella, half of Parmesan, the pesto and a dash of Black Pepper.

5. Put half of the cooked pasta into the prepared baking dish and top with about a third of the sauce. Spread the ricotta mixture on the sauce in an even layer. Cover with the remaining pasta and then the remaining sauce. Top with the 1/2 cup of mozzarella and Parmesan. Drizzle a little oil.

6. Bake until bubbling about 30 minutes. Let sit 10 minutes before cutting.

7. Serve hot with Garlic Bread.

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