Pasta does not always have to be paired with cheese sauce or tomato sauce. Our desi masala and spices work great. With this macaroni, your taste buds will experience a completely new flavor for pasta.
Pasta does not always have to be paired with cheese sauce or tomato sauce. Our desi masala and spices work great !
Though I love pasta, sometimes I am bored of eating cheesy pasta or pasta marinara. That is when my mom’s macaroni comes handy! At home, back in those days we never had variety of cheeses or pasta sauces available in the market. So my mom would add her desi spin to the dish, be it pasta or pizza!
Macaroni tossed with stir-fried veggies along with medley of masala and spices gives this dish a desi flavor. My special spin on this is cumin with soy sauce! Surprising haaan? Yes! I never thought these two ingredients blend so perfectly on heat to give a smokey masala flavor. I cannot stress enough on this combination; they just take the dish to the next level. With this macaroni, your taste buds will experience a completely new flavor for pasta
Makes: 2 Servings
|Elbow Pasta||- 2 cup uncooked||Ginger Garlic Paste||- 1 tsp|
|Onions||- 1 Medium||Cumin Powder||- 1 tbsp|
|Green Bell Pepper||- 1/2 cup chopped||Turmeric powder||- 2 tsps|
|Red Bell Pepper||- 1/2 cup chopped||Coriander powder||- 1 tbsp|
|Carrot||- 1/2 cup diced||Cinnamon||- 1/2 inch stick|
|Green Peas||- 1/2 cup||Cloves||- 3|
|Tomato sauce/paste||- 3 tbsps||Cilantro||- a handful|
|Soy Sauce||- 1 -2 tbsps||Curry Leaves||- 4-5|
|Hot n sweet Maggi Ketchup||- 2 tbsps||Oil||- 4 -5 tbsps|
|Garam Masala||- 1 tbsp(optional)||Salt||- to taste|
Cook pasta in boiling water until al dante. Drain the water and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add cloves, cinnamon, ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute till it flavors the oil.
Add onions, bell peppers, carrots, green peas and fry till they are cooked but still crisp.
Now, add cumin and soy sauce and fry for a couple of minutes, you will get a smokey masala aroma.
Add pasta to the veggies and combine them together.
Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, tomato sauce/paste and tomato ketchup, salt and stir for few minutes till all of the pasta is well coated with the masala and sauce.
Add few curry leaves and some cilantro and give a quick stir to spread the fragrance throughout the dish.
Turn off the stove and serve hot!