Masala Pasta

Masala Pasta

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The name Masala Pasta gives a very comfortable Indian touch to an Italian recipe. Kids will find the shape different and will surely love them. Add in a lot of fresh veggies and make it more appetizing, fulfilling and nutritious too!

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
2 People 10 minutes 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Colavita Farfalle Pasta
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 tbsp (tablespoon) large garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp (teaspoon) red chilli powder
  • 1/4 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 1/4 cup capsicum, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • A pinch kasoori methi
  • 1/2 tsp any Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt as needed

To temper

  • 2 tbsps Colavita Olive oil
  • 2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds

Method

  • 1 Boil adequate amount of water in a large vessel. After water boils, add Colavita Farfalle pasta to it.
  • 2 Stir it occasionally to avoid sticking. Adding a pinch of salt may help. It adds flavour and prevents from sticking.
  • 3 Once cooked, drain the pasta in a metal strainer.
  • 4 Boil water and immerse tomato for a minute or you can also boil for a minute with the tomato.
  • 5 Take out the tomato, run through cold water, peel off the skin. This is called blanching.
  • 6 Grind the tomato coarsely.
  • 7 Heat oil in a kadhai and temper with jeera. Add garlic and stir for half a minute.
  • 8 Fry finely chopped onion until transparent.
  • 9 Add vegetables and required amount of salt and fry for 2 minutes on medium flame.
  • 10 Add pureed tomato, red chilli, garam masala, turmeric powder, kasoori methi and Italian seasoning.
  • 11 Fry until the oil separates. Last, add chopped capsicum and fry for a minute.
  • 12 Add cooked pasta to this mixture. Stir well for a minute or two and lastly add black pepper powder and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • 13 Enjoy your delicious Colavita Masala Pasta cuisine with your family or friends.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 1 cup cooked (2oz)

Calories 325
Calories from Fat 135
Total Fat 15g 20 %
Total Carbohydrate 42 g 14 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 8 %
Sugars 1 g
 Protein 7 g
Iron 10%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tips:
  • If making for kids, you can mix some butter along with Colavita olive oil.
  • You can also use vegetables of your choice like broccoli, sweet corn etc.