DESI PASTA/ PASTA WITH INDIAN TWIST

3We like spices in our dishes. That is why most of the dishes we tend to customize it to bring up the spice quotient. Today’s recipe is a desi style pasta. It was huge hit in my office. Kids will love it too.

Do try out this simple pasta with Indian twist.

4INGREDIENTS:

Pasta – 1 cup ( I used penne)

Tomatoes – 2 big blanched

Onion – 1 medium

Ginger- garlic paste – 1 tblspn

Coriander Powder – 1 and half tblspn

Chilly Powder – 1 tblspn

Tomato Ketchup – 1 tblspn

Sugar – 1/2 tblspn

Oil – 1 tblspn (I used olive)

Coriander Leaves – 3 tblspn

Salt – to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a big pan, get lots of salted water to boil.
  2. Add the pasta and cook according to packet instructions.
  3. In a kadai, add oil.
  4. Once hot toss in chopped onions and saute till translucent.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute till raw smell leaves.
  6. Add blanched tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are mushy and start leaving the sides of the kadai.
  7. Add sugar, chilly and coriander powder and toss well for 30 seconds.
  8. Add ketchup and mix well.
  9. Add the cooked and drained pasta and mix well.
  10. Add the pasta water if you want a little sauce.
  11. Garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve hot. The taste and flavor you are looking for in this pasta dish is little sweet, spicy and tangy flavor. That means total yummmmm….

TIPS:

Blanching is the process of boiling the vegetable in boiling water to cook and then placing it in cold water to stop the cooking process. Once slightly cooled the skin of the vegetable is removed and chopped to be used in sauces. For this dish you can add chopped tomatoes directly too.

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