Pasta with Indian Flavours

An attempt to make pasta using some Indian spices.  Generally basil, parsley is used in Italian Cuisine.  I used cilantro instead.  If you like more sauce, double the amount of tomatoes, onions, carrot.  If you are looking for an Indian version of pasta, try this tasty spicy pasta recipe. 

Penne Pasta - 1 cup
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Yellow Onion - 1 big
Carrot - 1
Garlic - 4 big cloves
Chopped Coriander/Cilantro leaves - 1/2 cup
Chicken Masala or Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Chat Masala - 1/4 tsp
Cayenne Pepper/Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Olive Oil - 2 tbsp

1. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil.  After it starts boiling, add about 1/2 tsp salt and penne pasta.  Cook (uncovered) for 10 - 15 minutes depending on the softness you like.  Drain the water and keep the pasta aside.
2. Chop onions, tomatoes medium or fine.  Finely chop cilantro and garlic.  Grate the carrot.
3. Heat a pan/skillet, add 2 - 3 tbsp olive oil.  Add chopped garlic and saute for about a minute.  Add chopped onions and saute till soft.  Add chopped tomatoes and grated carrot.
4. Cook till tomatoes get mashed.  Add chopped cilantro, chicken masala, chat masala, cayenne pepper and salt.  Mix all the ingredients well.
5. Add cooked pasta, about 1/4 cup water and cook for about 5 minutes.  (You can add the water used for cooking penne.)
6. Spicy Penne Pasta is ready.  Cheese lovers can add grated cheese on top.


  1. Thats very innovative..sometimes I use cumin,coriander pwdr etc..but never used garam masala or chicken masala...nor chat masala..must be very tasty..will try it soon..thanks for sharing...have a nice day...

  2. must be tasty with chat masala and garam masal...loved the Indian flavored pasta....

  3. sure this one must be very tasty because with indian spices give more flavor n special taste to the pasta.
    looks delicious..nice attempt.

  4. Hi dearie!!! Hru doing??? Wow, pasta looks really tempting...pass me some pls! ;)

  5. very interesting. Never thought about adding chat masala before. looks very good.

  6. Indian spices in pasta,sure to try.Loved ur version and the ingredients.

  7. Lovely pasta, love indian flavours in it, must have tasted too good..

  8. Penne looks soo delicious sure it will taste good with indian flavours dear yummy n spicy...

  9. Woww wat an interesting pasta dish, thanks for sharing Uma..

  10. Hi Priya, With little variations from the ingredients, i have tried this before. It is nice and spicy.

  11. Thanks Kamalika, Swapna, Prani, Love2cook, Suhaina, Ms.Chitchat, Sushma, Sathya, Priya, Sridevi for stopping by.

    I am glad you all liked Indian flavoured pasta. Do try it with your favourite spices and enjoy!

    Sure Love2Cook, anytime!

  12. I love these indian style pasta..Looks spicy..

  13. Am glad you liked the Indian way of pasta.. Thanks dear!

  14. My family loves pasta. I thought we had tried all the ways there are to fix pasta, but I was wrong. We have never tried pasta with Indian spices. I can't wait to try this! I am going to add the cheese on top like you suggested.

  15. Thanks Linda for stopping by! Do try the Indian spices with cheese and let me know.


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