Easy Tomato Pasta ~ Fusion Style - Indian Italian Combination

     Penne Pasta with spicy Indian style tomato sauce. 


This simply and easy pasta serves good for all Indian tastebuds. The basic sauce preparation I used here is modified to the Indian style. It is quick and more flavourful pasta. I used penne pasta to coat sauce well with it , for add on flavour I include peas, cucumber to the sauce. One of the quickest recipe where the sauce can be prepared in advance and used as needed. 

We have posted many Italian Pasta recipe in our site, this is one such easy pasta among all other pasta recipes . The most suitable recipe for kids and include more veggie as per your choice.


Preparation & Cooking Time: 30 minutes                            Print Friendly and PDF                 

YIELD : 2 servings                 

Ingredients:                                         

Penne Pasta - 2 cups
Onion -1 large chopped
Tomato - 3 medium finely chopped
Frozen green Peas - 2 tbsp(defrost it)
Garlic - 3 cloves crushed
Italian Mixed Herbs - 2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder  - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2tsp
Cucumber - 1/2 cup chopped
Basil Leaves - 3-4 for garnish
Olive oil / Refined Cooking Oil - 2 tbsp
 

Method:

  1. Wash and cook pasta with sufficient water for 15-20 minutes. Add 1/4 spoon of salt while cooking. Drain and cool aside. Reserve 1/4 cup of water for sauce preparation.
  2. Meanwhile heat a wok add oil. Once it heats up add garlic, fry till golden. Add chopped onion and saute until translucent.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and stir till soft. Add required salt and chilli powder.
  4. Now pour the water which  is been reserved from cooking pasta. Let it boil add cucumber cubes and mix well.
  5. Immediately add the pasta to the sauce and dish out.
  6. Serve garnished with basil leaves and Italian herbs.

Note:


  • You can prepare sauce in advance and store it in container. Use as needed, cook and pour sauce over it and serve. This will greatly reduce cooking time.
  • The prepared sauce will serve good for a week if it is refrigerated.
  • Top pasta with grated cheese while serving with kids.
  • Replace cucumber with Zucchini for a change if it is available in the market.

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