Sunday, July 11, 2010

I can't believe its pasta

Yes, that is correct. The first time I saw this recipe here, I had mocked it and mocked it despite the fact that I love Sanjeev Kapoor's recipes. They are usually unbelievably simple and the outcome usually delicious. I should also confess that I did bookmark the page for one of those days that I would feel adventurous enough. So here is a very Indian-Thai tasting pasta recipe that was made by the wise guy- rest assured he/we did not follow the recipe to the T.


1 box dried rotini pasta 
1 bag of frozen veggie mix that had broccoli, cauliflower and carrots
1 onion, sliced
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp garlic paste
1 tbsp ginger paste
red chilli powder, to taste
2 green chilli, chopped
1 tbsp Garam masala (the wise guy used something called mutter paneer masala from parampara)
1 cup half and half
salt, to taste
1 tbsp oil for frying


Boil the pasta as per package instructions with salt and may be some olive oil.

While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a pan. Add onions and saute them. Add tomatoes, ginger- garlic paste, green chillies, red chilli powder and garam masala. Let it cook for a couple of minutes until the raw smell of the masala is gone. 

Add veggies and cook for a few more minutes until crisp and tender. At this time add some salt and pepper to taste. Once the veggies are almost done add half and half- as it comes to a rolling boil turn it off and add the pasta.

Serve hot or cold, tastes good either way.


The pasta tasted more like thai noodle soup rather than a makhni dish but it tasted great. In fact it tasted even better the day after! Go ahead try it...
This pasta is off to presto pasta nights # 172 hosted by Sidewalk Shoes.


  1. Your pasta looks delicious but Its really hard for me to break out and do something like that!!! My aunt used to make barilla sphagetti in to something similar....


  2. Sounds wonderful! Thank you for entering!

  3. @Shoba- Oh, am positive you are adventurous enough- seen your blog and love it!
    @Pam- thanks for hosting the lovely event

  4. What a fantastic "out of the box" pasta choice. As soon as it cools off here, I'll be trying some.

    Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Night.