Curried Fettuccine and Vegetables

Curried Fettuccine and Vegetables

12 ounces Fettuccine – uncooked
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
OR
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 small onion – peeled and diced fine
3 scallions – trimmed and thinly sliced
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
1 jalape̱o pepper* Рcored and finely chopped (optional)
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 large ripe tomato – cored and diced into 1/2-inch cubes (with liquid and seeds)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 cups vegetables (carrots, diced zucchini, broccoli florets, mushrooms and/or fresh/frozen peas) – grated
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup raisins
Lime wedges

Prepare pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, scallions, garlic and jalapeño pepper. Sauté until the onion is wilted and begins to brown, about 4 minutes. Stir in the curry powder and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomato and soy sauce, reduce the heat to low and cook until the tomato begins to give off liquid. Stir in the vegetables and cook 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Just before draining the pasta, stir 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid into the curry mixture. Return the skillet to low heat and cook until heated through.

Drain the pasta and return it to the pot. Add the curry mixture and stir well to coat the pasta with sauce. Add honey and raisins. Stir well. Serve at once, passing the lime wedges separately.

NOTES : *For a milder dish, remove the jalapeño seeds before chopping. For more spice, leave the seeds in.