Masala Pasta Recipe | Indian Style Pasta Recipe

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Masala Pasta, an Indian version of Italian Pasta packed veggies along with Indian Spices. It is very easy to make and is a bliss for those who love both pasta and Indian food. Pasta is one of the favourite food for many kids. My kids love to eat Pasta for lunch and at least once a week, I will pack them Indian Style Pasta for their lunch and each time they are so much excited as if I were giving them for the first time 🙂

Indian Style Pasta, as the name implies, the underlying masala is made with onion-tomatoes along with capsicum and green peas and Indian spices. Generally Italian Pasta are very mild but our Indian Spices are always little more hot and spicy. I have used Penne Pasta for this recipe, we can use other varieties also like Farfalle, Fusilli etc. I have already shared Basil Pesto Pasta Recipe which is also so quick and easy to make if we get fresh basil leaves. But during winter sometimes, we may not get fresh Basil leaves and those times its very difficult to make Basil Peasto Pasta. But Indian style pasta we can may any time.  Masala Pasta is undoubtedly a quick fix for lunch/dinner.

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Masala Pasta Recipe | Indian Style Pasta Recipe
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Masala Pasta Recipe | Indian Style Pasta Recipe

Ultimate combination of Italian pasta and Indian spices! Masala Pasta, an Indian version of Italian Pasta packed veggies along with Indian Spices. It is very easy to make and is a bliss for those who love both pasta and Indian food.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 200kcal
Author Sowmya Venkatachalam

Equipment

  • Heavy Bottomed Pan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Pasta
  • 1 nos Onion Finely Chopped
  • 2 nos Tomato Finely Chopped
  • 1 nos Green Capsicum sliced
  • 0.25 cup Green Peas
  • 0.25 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 0.5 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Dry Basil Leaves
  • 1 tsp Dry Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Dry Kasoori Methi
  • 0.5 cup Grated Cheese
  • 1 tsp Oil

For Tempering

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 slit Green Chilli
  • 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste

Instructions

Cooking Pasta

  • Cook the Pasta as per the instructions given in its box. I took 2 cups of pasta. Bring 3 -4 cups of water to boil. Add salt and a teaspoon of olive oil and when the water starts to boil, add pasta and cook till the pasta is Al Dente which means it should be cooked and firm but not mushy.

Tempering Step

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add cumin seeds. To the pan, add few curry leaves, green chili and saute in oil. Then add ginger-garlic paste and saute in oil for couple of mins.

Sauteing Onion-tomato Mixture

  • To the pan, now add the onion and saute the onions till translucent. Then add the tomatoes to the pan. I have used cherry tomatoes but we can also use normal tomatoes.

Enrich with Veggies

  • Add sliced capsicum along with green peas. We can also add julienne carrots, cabbage etc. Saute the veggies with turmeric powder on a high flame for a minute

Time to Spice up the Masala

  • Now its time to add the spices. Add coriander powder, garam masala, red chilli powder, pepper powder and salt. Cover the pan and cook the masala for 5 mins in low flame

Toss Masala with Pasta

  • Once the Masala is cooked, Now its time to add cooked pasta. Mix well to coat the pasta with masala. Season the pasta with Italian Seasoning, Oregano and dry basil leaves. These are optional. We can just add crushed Kasoori methi

Cheeeeeeese !!

  • Finally add grated cheese. Keep in flame till the cheese is melted and then switch off the flame

Serving Time

  • Serve this delicious cheesy Indian Style Masala Pasta and enjoy the taste!

Video

Notes

  1. Do not overcook the Pasta. Cook till the pasta is Al Dente which means it should be cooked and firm but not mushy.
  2. Instead of Tomatoes you can also add Tomato sauce  if you have it handy.
  3. You can use any vegetables you like. If you like Cauliflower, Beans, Potatoes please feel free to add it

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving Size | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g

Method to make Masala Pasta with step by step pictures

  • COOKING PASTA

Cook the Pasta as per the instructions given in its box. I took 2 cups of pasta. Bring 3 -4 cups of water to boil. Add salt and a teaspoon of olive oil and when the water starts to boil, add pasta and cook till the pasta is Al Dente which means it should be cooked and firm but not mushy.

  • TEMPERING

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add cumin seeds. To the pan, add few curry leaves, green chili and saute in oil. Then add ginger-garlic paste and saute in oil for couple of mins.

  • SAUTEING ONION-TOMATO MIXTURE

To the pan, now add the onion and saute the onions till translucent. Then add the tomatoes to the pan. I have used cherry tomatoes but we can also use normal tomatoes.

  • ENRICH WITH VEGGIES

Add sliced capsicum along with green peas. We can also add julienne carrots, cabbage etc. Saute the veggies with turmeric powder on a high flame for a minute

  • TIME TO SPICE UP THE MASALA

Now its time to add the spices. Add coriander powder, garam masala, red chilli powder, pepper powder and salt. Cover the pan and cook the masala for 5 mins in low flame

  • TOSS MASALA WITH PASTA

Once the Masala is cooked, Now its time to add cooked pasta. Mix well to coat the pasta with masala. Season the pasta with Italian Seasoning, Oregano and dry basil leaves. These are optional. We can just add crushed Kasoori methi

  • CHEEEEEEESE !!

Finally add grated cheese. Keep in flame till the cheese is melted and then switch off the flame

 

 

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