Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Indian Style Pasta

We had some guests coming over to our house for dinner , I Wanted to make an appetizer that can act as a part of the meal too. I ended up making this Indian style pasta.

2 cups Pasta
1 cup vegetables
3 Tsp Olive oil
1 Tsp Mustard seeds
1 Tsp Urad dal
1 Sprig curry leaves
1 Tsp Turmeric powder
1 Tsp Garam masala
2 Tsp chilly powder
1 Tsp coriander powder
1 Medium Onion
1 Vine tomato
1Tsp G/G Paste(Ginger /Garlic)
Salt to taste.
Cilantro to garnish.
2 Tsp Lemon juice(optional)
Boil the pasta with 1 Tsp olive oil.( The oil prevents the pasta from stinking)
Drain the pasta and cool it in a flat surface.
chop the onion and tomato.
Heat a kadai and add olive oil ,mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves.
When they splutter add onion ,G/G paste and tomato and saute.
Now add the pasta , salt, chilly powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and coriander powder.
cover and cooke till the raw masala smell goes off.
If you like the pasta to be tangy add the lemon juice before turning off the range.
garnish with cilantro and serve.

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