Very popular at Chinese restaurants, cold sesame noodles make a great main or side dish. We've replaced hard-to-find sesame paste with peanut butter and sesame oil.
*Add blanched cauliflower or broccoli florets to the pasta and vegetable mixture.
*Serve this dish warm by heating the sauce, then add cubes of cooked meat/paneer.
The pasta cooking water, which carries some of the pasta's starch, is used here to stretch the sauce. It's a traditional Italian technique for thinning or smoothing a sauce so that it coats the pasta evenly. And the water replaces what might otherwise be oil or other fat.