Ali’s beginnings in cooking started when he was studying abroad. He noticed how those around him enjoyed his cooking, so he decided to improve on his skills.
One day, while scrolling through his phone, he stumbled upon Tasty’s account and got inspired to have a social media presence since August 2017. “Cooking is a passion, if you love something, just go for it,” Ali affirms.
½ kilo of meat without the bone, cut into cubes
1 pack of Goody wheat penne pasta
1 cup tomato sauce
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 mashed garlic cloves
4 tbsp of olive oil
1 big piece of potato, carrot, and zucchini, cut into cubes
1 dried lemon
1 cinnamon stick
2 bay leaves
Green or red spicy pepper
2 tsp of each cumin and coriander
½ tsp of turmeric
1 tsp of sugar
6 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
Salt and pepper
In a saucepan, place olive oil, onions, and spices, and stir until onions are cooked. Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Add the chopped meat and sugar, and stir until meat turns brown. Next, add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, and pepper, and stir for 5 minutes. Add in the broth and leave to boil for 30 minutes. Next, place the vegetables in the mixture and leave for 15 minutes until well cooked, then place in the penne pasta. Garnish with parsley and serve.
If you are always using vegetables in your dishes, cut them up and place in the freezer to preserve freshness. You can do this with garlic and onions in large quantities to save time prepping meals.