Desi Masala Pasta


To Boil Pasta
  • 2 cups (200g) dry pasta
  • 4 cups water (to boil pasta)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Masala Pasta
  • 2-3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ cup corn
  • ¼ cup capsicum
  • ¼ cup red bell peppers
  • ¼ cup yellow bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons green chilli sauce
  • 2 tablespoons red chilli sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • ¼ cup grated cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander

Note– Please read recipe notes in the end.

Main Equipment Used

Steps In Making

To Boil Pasta
  1. In a pan add water and bring it to a boil. Now add salt and olive oil. Further, add the penne pasta and boil it on a medium flame for 8-9 minutes or until soft.
  2. To check if the pasta is perfectly cooked, cut it with a knife and it will easily cut.
  3. Take a sieve/colander and rinse the excess water and keep it aside.
Masala Pasta
  1. In a kadai heat oil and then add onions. Now sauté them for 3-4 minutes until they turn light golden in colour.
  2. Add ginger garlic paste and cook for another minute.
  3. Now add finely chopped red tomatoes and salt. Cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes until the tomatoes are soft and perfectly cooked.
  4. Further add red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, cumin powder and turmeric powder.
  5. Add some water if needed and cook the masalas for another couple of minutes.
  6. Now add corn along with some water and cook for few minutes until the corn becomes soft.
  7. Now add chopped capsicum, coloured bell peppers and mix well.
  8. Add red chilli sauce, green chilli sauce, tomato ketchup and ¼ cup cup water and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Now add the boiled pasta and mix till it is perfectly coated with all the masalas. Cover it with a lid and let it simmer for couple of minutes.
  10. Lastly add the grated cheese, fresh coriander and mix well.
  11. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • You need red, juicy tomatoes for this recipe.
  • You can add any vegetables of your choice.

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