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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pasta - The Indian Style

Pasta - The Indionized version also called the Upma Pasta

Pasta has always been a favourite dish for me. But making it with Cheese and milk was making me very guilty so i was avoiding making Pasta altogether. One day my friend 'R' suggested we can make Pasta without cheese or with less cheese. It doesnt taste Italian though. But believe me, it tastes v good and is a good tiffin receipe. Me and my son love this dish. Hope u like it too :)


Ingredients :
Pasta - 1 packet (I have used Penne here, Macroni tastes even better and comes much crispier)
Onion - 2 - Cut into thin strips
Tomato - 2 Cut into small cubes
Carrot - 2 Shredded
Capsicum - 2 (can add green / red / yellow, atleast 2 colors would make it more colorful)
Peas - 1 cup
Cheese - as reqd
Ginger Onion paste - if reqd
Garam Masala / Chilly Powder / Salt / butter - as reqd

In a big vessel add water and let it boil. When the water boils add 3 - 4 drops of oil and add the pasta. Let it cook for 5 - 7 minutes. Do not over cook. When 3/4th cooked, transfer to a strainer and keep under running cold water. This helps the pasta from sticking. Keep this aside.
In a Kadai, add butter and add ginger garlic paste(not a must), then add onion and fry till it is golden brown. now add peas and let it cook for sometime. Then add carrot and capsicum. When it is little cooked, add little garam masala, salt, 1/2 spoon chilly powder and fry for sometime.
Now when the vegetables are cooked, add the pasta and stir. Make sure that the pasta does not stick too much.
Now add some grated cheese on top and mix. Your Pasta is ready. Serve hot.
p.s : Pasta tastes better when had hot.
Capsicum should never be overcooked in the dish.

11 comments:

Padmasri Shankar said...

cool!! I make indian pasta in a different way, it has no cheese too...but not self-discovered liek u, followed sanjeev kapoor's recipe :)
will try master chef Ranjini's soon :)

Rans said...

hahahaa...try out and let me know how it tasted Paddu...

Lavanya said...

Will try this soon ranjini

RA said...

and let me know how you liked it Lavanya...

Vani said...

Kalakare Ranjini.... :-)

R A said...

Thanks Vani :)

Vijay Anand said...

Hey, I had this done last week and it came out very well.. I just added some more ingredients like Dhaniya powder etc. and made it more Indian. Thanks for the recipe. Next up is your bisi bela bath..

R A said...

Hey Thanks Vijay...s adding a Dhaniya powder is also a good idea...

Suhasini Deepak said...

Hi Ranjani,

I made this for dinner.Used Jeera and Pepper powder instead of garam masala.Also poured tomato sauce (instead of cheese) before serving it.Will send you the pic to your mail id

shivani kaushik said...

Thanks :) Today I will Try :)

Lopamudra Das said...

i tried a new twist by adding paneer to it, tastes awsome...........