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Monday, December 9, 2013

MASALA PASTA RECIPE - SPICY INDIAN MASALA PASTA - FARFALLE PASTA

Masala  Pasta is an Indian based  Italian pasta Recipe made with cooked pasta tossed in Tomato Sauce with some Spice Powders. My husband is a big fan of this Masala Pasta.Weekly once i make this pasta.

Some Interesting Facts on Pasta


        Pasta is made in many fun shapes.Some shapes are like long strings, such as spaghetti and linguini.There are hundreds of other different shapes including shells, ribbons, wagon wheels, bow ties, and stars. There are 600 pasta shapes made around the World. (international pasta.org). Pasta is a low fat food and a good source of folic acid, iron and numerous other nutrients, making it an ideal food as part of a healthy diet for children.For more interesting information about pasta visit my  Some pasta facts.





 Ingredients


Pasta  of your choice- 2 cups.


Onion - 2.

Juicy Tomatoes  - 3.
Garlic - 4
chilli powder - 3/4  tsp.
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp.
Salt - for taste.
cilantro - 2 tbsp(chopped).
Olive oil - 1 tbsp.
oregano - 1/2 tsp.(optional)





Preparation


Cook the pasta, as per instructions, I took a large wide vessel and allowed water to boil, when water water starts boiling, add  pasta, allow  it to to cook, till pasta is soft and firm to bite.(u could check it by having a bite).Then drain  it in colander and kept  it  aside.


Blanch the tomatoes:Allow the water to boil, in  a vessel, when water starts boiling, add tomatoes, cook it, till you get crack in tomatoes, when it cools down, remove the skin of tomotoes, then grind it in a mixie into a smooth paste.Now tomato Puree is ready.






Method


Heat the oil, add Garlic, when it turns Golden Brown, add onions,when it turns golden brown colour, add tomato puree, chilli powder,coriander powder, salt, and chopped cilantro.Mixwell.






When puree starts boiling add cooked pasta, Mix well. Garnish with  oregano. Serve Hot.Now Simple yummy tasty  pasta is ready to Serve.




 Notes

  •  Cook the pasta till al dente (Cook pasta, with firm to bite).
  • I used the Pasta Type farfalle, you could use any pasta type such as penne, Rotini,cellentani, route(cartwheels) and so on. Farfalle are best suited to cream and tomato dishes.
  • you can also add 1 carrot, 1/4 capsicum & hand ful of Green peas after adding onions, cook till soft then add tomato puree.
  • Always choose juicy tomatoes to get better taste.
  • Adding cliantro gives extra flavour to pasta.
  • Serve the pasta hot.




INDIAN STYLE TOMATO PASTA - INDIAN PASTA RECIPES - ITALIAN FOOD By , Dec 09, 2013 Pasta

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