Desi Pasta

Kids at home love to eat pastas and often I prepare this dish with regular pasta sauces. This time I thought to try some fusion and cook them in traditional Indian way by blending it with Indian spice powders. [at the nth minute I realized the stock of required sauces had got finished and hence this daring idea !!! :)]. So here's the easy peasy recipe for this dish.


Shell shaped pasta 1 cup [ U can use any other type of pasta/ macaroni of your choice]
Soya chunks shredded 1 cup
Mixed vegetables 1/2 cup [I used frozen ones, thawed and boiled with salt]
Capsicum chopped 1
Onion large sized 1
Tomato medium sized chopped 1 
Tomato Ketchup 2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp [ U can used freshly crushed/ finely chopped garlic ginger instead of paste]
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp [ Since I cooked for kids I used 1/2 tsp, you can increase this as per  your preference]
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Pepper a pinch
Coriander leaves for garnish


Cook the pasta as per packet instructions, drain it and keep it aside. Meanwhile cook soya chunks in boiling water with salt [as per taste]. Drain and squeeze excess water out of them completely. Grind it in mixer/grinder or you can shred them with hands into thin pieces [which is what I did here]

Heat oil in a deep frying pan, add cumin seeds. Once they splutter add onions and ginger garlic paste. Saute them till the raw smell disappears and onions turn golden brown. Add dry spice powders and fry for a few seconds. Now add chopped tomatoes, capsicum, salt [very little] and saute it till  tomatoes become mushy. Add in the boiled veggies, shredded soya and boiled pasta . Toss to combine well with spices. Keep it on medium flame for a minute or two. Finally, add tomato ketchup, mix well . Sprinkle some pepper powder and garnish with coriander leaves just before serving.

Do try this delicious fusion and let me know. Happy cooking !!!


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