If you do not have any of this, and do not want to spend time making the soup, boil or fry some chicken thighs and shred them when cooked. You can also buy shredded, cooked chicken in most supermarkets nowadays.
However, making the chicken in the broth gives extra flavour to the ragout.
I have also added chilis and this ragout is quite hot, so cut down on the chili if you do not like hot food or if you have children also eating it.
I have mini Roma tomatoes in abundance in my garden at the moment, so I used these for the sauce. They are not very sweet so I added a bit of sugar.
I have deliberately not used a lot of pasta as I prefer more of the meat and sauce than heaps of pasta -this of course, can be varied.
Ingredients For the homemade tomato sauce Quantity of tomatoes -I used about 300 g
1 - 2 onions
1 clove garlic, chopped
¼ tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp garlic powder
3 chilis, chopped and de-seeded
Bit of sugar, to taste
Small sachet of tomato paste
For the ragout 200 - 250 g cooked chicken, shredded
2 tbsp Dukkah
75 g soba noodles (Any pasta would work)
Wash, and cut the tomatoes.
In a pot, put the onions and chopped garlic in a bit of oil.
Cook for a few minutes and add the chili and cook till the onions get soft and just start to change colour.
Add the tomatoes and a bit of water or soup, depending on how much liquid you want. You need to keep checking that the tomatoes do not boil dry, and add a bit of water/soup if they do.
Next add the tomato paste, cumin seeds, garlic powder, bit of sugar and cook this for about 15 minutes. I took out the tomato skins that were at the top however did not bother taking most of them out (if they are bigger tomatoes I would take them out).
Meanwhile make your soba noodles by boiling as per packet instructions -these only take about 5 minutes to cook.
Add the shredded chicken to the tomato sauce and cook till it is heated.
Next add ¾ of the dukkah, and mix it in.
Put the drained noodles on the plates, add the tomato sauce/chicken on the top and decorate with the balance of the dukkah and a small tomato (optional).