Saturday, June 30, 2012

Curried Pasta!

The first I had this was when my cousin had taken a cooking class before her wedding. When she came home with this dish, we were all waiting eagerly and must have got a bite each. Yet the tangyness and flavor still lingers on even after 20 long yrs! Anytime I make this, I immediately get transported back to those days - we had so much fun in her wedding. My 10th exams had just got over - perfect time for a wedding in those carefree days after 10th and before college (aka +2) begins! Hmmm..go on, enjoy the recipe and the pics! :)


Macaroni / Penne Pasta - 1 cup
Salt - as per taste
Canola oil -  1/2 tsp, just a sprinkle to keep the pasta separate
Water - to boil the pasta and cook


Cook the pasta Al-dente as per the instructions on the packet. Drain the water and keep the pasta aside. Retain the water to use later in the sauce or to add to the pasta to make it more wet during the later part of cooking.


Onion - 1 medium, chopped
Dry red chilli - 2-3
Tomato Paste - 2 tbsp
Capsicum - 1/2 chopped
Curry Powder - 1 tsp (optional)
Red Chilli powder - 1/8 tsp, or as per taste
Canola oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - as per taste
Turmeric Powder - a dash for the color (optional)


Heat Canola oil.
Add dry red chilli and let it brown. Be careful not to burn it.
Add Onions and cook them.You can add a dash of Turmeric Powder for color (optional).
Add the Tomato Paste and mix well. Add a few drops of water to make it easy to mix.
Add Curry Powder and Red Chilli Powder. Mix well.
Add the cooked Pasta and mix it well. Cover it for 2 mins for the flavors to mix well.
Add the Capsicum few mins before you stop the cooking so that it remains crunchy.
Adjust the Salt as per your preference.
Garnish with a sprig of Coriander leaves or Parsley.

La and voila, the curried Pasta is here!
For some this may be Pasta pardon me but my Indian taste likes it! :)

And ofcourse, this goes for my own event "Let's Party - Fusion Food" ongoing in my space till July 14th.

"Let's Party - Fusion Food" Logo

Have fun with this as well as the other entries that have already started coming in - I look forward to many other entries - how about one from you? Look forward to hear from one and all - have a great Summer weekend!


Hema said...

Like the Indian flavor of the pasta..

Torviewtoronto said...

this pasta looks fabulous

Julie said...

Beautiful version,never heard or tasted before!!
Erivum Puliyum