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
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
- Cook the pasta as per the packaging instruction. Once cooked drain and wash it under running cold water. Keep this aside.
- Chop the onions and garlic finely. Roughly chop all the vegetables including the broccoli.
- Heat oil in a pan and add garlic. Fry until it becomes golden brown. Now add chopped onions and fry until transparent.
- 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.
- Now add garam masala and stir well for 2 mins. Add tomato sauce, rice vinegar and stir well.
- Add the drained pasta and mix well until the masala is coated well.
- Garnish with chopped cilantro and Serve hot!!
*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.
- Running pasta under cold water after cooking prevents it from sticking to each other.
- You can also add oil while boiling the pasta to prevent it from sticking to each other.