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Vegan Timpana – a traditional Maltese dish

As seen on Għand il-Vegan

by Alexia Bonnici

Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • Handful of mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk of celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup medium sized soy chunks
  • 2 Tbls tomato paste
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 Tbsp vegan Worchester sauce
  • 1 400grm can of crushed tomatoes / polpa
  • 500g Ziti pasta
  • 125ml soy cream
  • Vegan Puff pastry


  • Heat the pasta water until boiling.
  • In the meantime, heat pan with some oil of choice and fry the onion, garlic, carrots, mushrooms and celery and curry.
  • Add the tomato paste, soy chunks and bay leaf, stir until any liquid has been absorbed.
  • Deglaze the pan with red wine, add crushed tomatoes and Worchester sauce. Season to taste.
  • Let the sauce to thicken while you cook the pasta al dente. Drain pasta.
  • Mix the pasta and the sauce and pour into a dish, and put a layer of cream in the middle.
  • (Optional: add a flax egg* here)
  • Put a layer of puff pastry on the top and bake at 180◦C for 30 mins or until the top is golden.


Watch the episode with the recipe here: https://tvmi.mt/episode/17272

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