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veg masala pasta recipe - simple to prepare tasty pasta made indian style. 
5 from 4 votes

masala pasta recipe with step by step photos – easy to prepare and tasty pasta made indian style.

indian style masala pasta recipe

masala pasta and masala noodles are a favorite with many folks including kids. this recipe gives a tasty masala pasta and makes for a good brunch, snack or a light dinner. you can also pack it in kids tiffin box.

tips for making masala pasta

  • you can add your choice of veggies in the pasta. usually the veggies which i add are carrots, capsicum, french beans, green peas (matar), cauliflower or cabbage.
  • however this recipe can also be made without any veggies. but i would suggest to add the veggies as it makes the dish more wholesome and nutritious. few more pasta recipes where you can add mix vegetables to make the dish more healthy are one pot pasta, pasta alfredo and white sauce pasta.
  • i have used whole wheat penne pasta. you can also use macaroni or other pasta varieties.

serve the masala pasta hot or warm as a snack or brunch or light dinner. while serving garnish the masala pasta with some coriander leaves or vegetarian parmesan cheese or some grated cheddar cheese.

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masala pasta

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins
veg masala pasta recipe - simple to prepare tasty pasta made indian style. 
masala pasta recipe
Course:snacks
Cuisine:indian
Servings:3
Calories:318kcal

INGREDIENTS FOR masala pasta

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

for cooking pasta

  • 1 cup heaped penne pasta, 100 grams
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt or add as required

for masala base

  • cup finely chopped spring onions or onions
  • ½ teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 cup tightly packed finely chopped tomatoes or 2 medium to large tomatoes, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • cup finely chopped carrots
  • ¼ cup green peas, fresh or frozen
  • ¼ cup finely chopped capsicum or bell pepper
  • ½ cup water or add as required
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped spring onions greens, optional
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • salt as required
  • some grated cheddar cheese for garnish, optional

HOW TO MAKE masala pasta

cooking pasta

  • heat 4 cups water along with ½ teaspoon salt till it comes to a boil.
  • when the water comes to a boil, add the pasta.
  • cook till the pasta becomes aldente. you can also cook it more if you want.
  • strain the pasta and keep aside.

making masala pasta

  • heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan.add the finely chopped spring onions or onions. 
  • saute till the onions become translucent.
  • then add ginger-garlic paste. saute till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.
  • then add 1 cup tightly packed finely chopped tomatoes.
  • stir and saute on a low to medium flame till the tomatoes become pulpy and soften.
  • then add all the spice powders one by one. 
  • mix the spice powders very well.
  • next add the mix veggies.
  • season with salt. mix very well and saute for a minute.
  • add water. mix again. cover the pan with its lid. on a low to medium flame simmer till the veggies are cooked.
  • when the veggies are done, add the pasta. mix very well. 
  • next add 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves and 2 tablespoons chopped spring onions greens (optional).
  • then add garam masala powder. mix well. switch off the flame.
  • serve indian style masala pasta hot or warm garnished with some coriander leaves or some grated cheddar cheese or vegetarian parmesan cheese.
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how to make masala pasta

cooking pasta:

1. heat 4 cups water along with ½ teaspoon salt till it comes to a boil.

cooking pasta for masala pasta recipe

2. when the water comes to a boil, add the pasta.

cooking pasta for masala pasta recipe

3. cook the pasta without any lid on medium to high flame.

cooking pasta for masala pasta recipe

4. cook till the pasta becomes aldente. you can also cook it more if you want.

cooking pasta for masala pasta recipe

5. strain the pasta.

cooking pasta for masala pasta recipe

6. add in a bowl and or keep in the strainer or colander. cover and keep aside.

cooking pasta for masala pasta recipe

making masala base for masala pasta

7. meanwhile when the pasta is cooking, you can prepare the masala base. first finely chop spring onions, tomatoes, capsicum and carrot. you can also use onions instead of spring onions. do make sure to cut the carrots finely. otherwise they may take a long time to cook.

masala pasta recipe

8. then heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan.add ⅓ cup finely chopped spring onions or onions. saute till the onions become translucent.

masala pasta recipe

9. then add ½ teaspoon ginger-garlic paste.

making masala pasta recipe

10. saute till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.

preparing masala pasta recipe

11. then add 1 cup tightly packed finely chopped tomatoes.

making masala pasta recipe

12. stir and saute on a low to medium flame till the tomatoes become pulpy and soften.

masala pasta recipe

13. then add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon cumin powder, ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder, ¼ to ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder and ½ teaspoon coriander powder.

making masala pasta recipe

14. mix the spice powders very well.

masala pasta recipe

15. next add ⅓ cup finely chopped carrots, ¼ cup green peas, ¼ cup finely chopped capsicum or bell pepper.

masala pasta recipe

16. season with salt.

masala pasta recipe

17. mix very well and saute for a minute.

masala pasta recipe

18. add ½ cup water.

masala pasta recipe

19. cover the pan with its lid. on a low to medium flame simmer till the veggies are cooked. if the water dries up, you can add more water. instead of cooking veggies, you can also use veggies which have been steamed or boiled before.

masala pasta recipe

20. cook till the veggies are done.

masala pasta recipe

making masala pasta

21. then add the pasta.

masala pasta recipe

22. mix very well.

masala pasta recipe

23. next add 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves and 2 tablespoons chopped spring onions greens (optional). use spring onion greens only if you have used spring onions or else skip.

masala pasta recipe

24. then add ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder.

indian style masala pasta

25. mix well. then switch off the flame.

indian style masala pasta

26. serve indian style masala pasta hot or warm garnished with some coriander leaves or some grated cheddar cheese or vegetarian parmesan cheese.

masala pasta recipe


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  1. Dear dassana…. Will u pl suggest me how much water should b added if I want to prepare in one pot…I mean no separate boiling of pasta..in this masala as well as veg pasta in white sauce…I just want to reduce the no of vessels …

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