Masala pasta

To prepare
10 min
To cook
15 min

Quick Indian style pasta made with Indian masala i.e spice powder.


  • ¼ cup chopped capsicum
  • 2 chopped carrots
  • Cream as needed (optional)
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves chopped finely
  • ½ tsp. kasuri methi
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cups pasta / macaroni
  • ¼ to ½ cup green peas
  • ¾ to 1 cup chopped tomatoes mashed or pureed
  • Salt as needed



1.In a large pot, bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add salt, pasta/ macaroni and cook till al dente. I suggest referring the instructions on the pack.

2.Drain off to a colander and rinse in cold water. Set aside.

Making masala pasta

1.Heat half of the oil mentioned in a pan, add cumin, when they begin to splutter add garlic and fry till it begins to smell good.

2.Add onions and fry until they turn pink.

3.Add chopped veggies and fry for about 2 minutes.

4.Mash the tomatoes well and add it to the pan along with salt.

5.Cook until the tomatoes turn soft and blend well with veggies. The raw smell of tomatoes should disappear.

6.Add kasuri methi, red chili powder and masala powder.

7.Stir well and fry for a minute. Switch off the stove. If using cream add now and stir.

8.Add cooked pasta and the left over oil. Toss well. Adjust salt as needed. Add coriander leaves.

9.Serve masala pasta hot.

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