masala pasta recipe
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masala pasta recipe

veg masala pasta recipe - simple to prepare tasty pasta made indian style. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: snacks
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 318kcal
Author: dassana

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 63.9% | Vitamin C: 30.7% | Calcium: 6.4% | Iron: 3.6%