Sunday, February 15, 2009

100th post Pasta Desi Version (Pasta Indian Version)

I kept on taking pictures of what I cooked & continued writing post after post without even realising the post count until now. Just like any other day, I logged in to my blog & pressed edit posts. I got a total surprise when I saw 99 posts & this is my 100th post..

I'm really really happy to come this far in blog world, I'm also delighted to say that I can cook 100+ dishes. Just like any other girl, I also never entered kitchen until I started working. But, my real experiments with cooking started after I got married. My hubby, my co-sister, my mom were a source of inspiration to me. They appreciated my work & I was happy putting more & more efforts.., huh..dont you think, I am talking like a manager!!

Lets celebrate....., Congratulations "Savi-Ruchi"

(Picture is taken from here)

Coming back to the recipe. I learnt this recipe from a dear friend of mine. She prepared this for lunch & served it to us recently when we visited her. I liked pasta for the first time then!!

I got the recipe from her & prepared it at home. It was just awesome.., it is not even 2 months that I learnt this recipe & I have already made it 3-4 times at home. Thanks a lot for such nice recipe "S".


200gms penne pasta
1 cup finely chopped vegetables (I used broccoli, green capsicum, green peas, spring onions)
1/2 cup tomatoes
1 medium sized onion.
1.5 tbsp olive oil
salt according to taste
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp chaat masala
1 tsp dhania powder (coriander seeds powder)
cliantro/coriander leaves for garneshing

  • Add enough salt to 1.5 litres of water & boil it in a broad pan.

  • When water starts boiling, add 1 spoon of olive oil & penne pasta, cook on high flame for 8-10 mins.

  • Switch off the flame & allow the pasta to be in water for 2-3 more minutes

  • Drain out the water completely & keep it aside.

  • Heat a broad pan, add oil to it. When oil is hot, add onions & saute till onions turn golden brown

  • Add all the chopped vegetables, mix well & allow the vegetables to become little crisp. This process may take 5-7 minutes depending on the way vegetables are chopped & also on the choice of vegetables.

  • Add tomatoes & saute for a minute or two. Dont overcook the tomotoes, the pasta becomes sticky.

  • Add pasta, chaat masala, red chilli powder, coriander seeds powder, garam masala & mix all of together.

  • Switch off the flame & garnesh it with coriander leaves.

  • Serve it hot.

Tip to check whether penne pasta is properly cooked:
  • Take a penne pasta from the boiling water & press it. If the pasta is properly cooked, it becomes soft & can be pressed easily.
  • You can also try cutting the cooked pasta, if it cuts easily from spoon or knife, you understand it is properly cooked.
This desi Pasta goes to Vaishali's,"It's a Vegan World-Italian".

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