Pasta with Indian Spices

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Pasta is one of the most favorite food for kids these days. When I was in India, I have not tasted any other cuisine except Indian Cuisine. Once I got tempted to try Macaroni Pasta in India and it was a total disaster and then I never got guts to try it out again. But, after coming to US me and my husband used to eat out on the weekends, that’s when I got to taste Spaghetti noodles for the first time and I dint like it at all as it was bland. I felt something was missing!! My husband being a Pasta lover encouraged me to try out new recipes and that’s when I decided to try it out. I do make all kind of pasta’s these days and I just make it to suit my taste buds. So, one day when I was browsing the net for pasta recipes and then I came across this Indian Style Pasta. I got the hint from the name and recreated it at home. My husband and little one loved it a lot and the plates were empty in no time. Here’s my recipe for Pasta with Indian Spices!!

PASTA WITH INDIAN SPICES

Prep: 5 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Serves: 4

Ingredients

Uncooked Pasta* – 300 gms
Mixed Veggies** – 1 Cup
Broccoli – 4 florets
Onion – 1
Chopped Cilantro – 1 tbsp
Garlic – 10 pods
Garam Masala – 1 tbsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Tomato Sauce – 1 tbsp
Rice Vinegar – 1 tbsp
Oil – 1 tbsp
Salt – as needed

Method

  1. Cook the pasta as per the packaging instruction. Once cooked drain and wash it under running cold water. Keep this aside.
  2. Chop the onions and garlic finely. Roughly chop all the vegetables including the broccoli.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add garlic. Fry until it becomes golden brown. Now add chopped onions and fry until transparent.
  4. Add chopped vegetables, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and keep it covered for 2 to 4 mins for the veggies to be cooked. Alternatively you can microwave the veggies for 5 mins.
  5. Now add garam masala and stir well for 2 mins. Add tomato sauce, rice vinegar and stir well.
  6. Add the drained pasta and mix well until the masala is coated well.
  7. Garnish with chopped cilantro and Serve hot!!

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Notes

*I used Whole Wheat Rainbow Twirls Pasta. You can replace it with any pasta you have.

**I used Frozen mixed vegetable which had Carrots, Beans, Peas and Sweet Corns.

Tips

  1. Running pasta under cold water after cooking prevents it from sticking to each other.
  2. You can also add oil while boiling the pasta to prevent it from sticking to each other.

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