Pasta Pulao

Pasta is a type of Italian food typically made from an unleavened dough of durum wheat flour, mixed with water or eggs and formed into sheets or various shapes, then cooked by boiling or baking. Rice flour or legumes such as beans or lentils are also used in place of wheat flour to yield a different taste and texture as a gluten free alternative. Pasta is a stable food of Italian Cuisine.

Today i am going to give pasta an Indian touch and prepare a simple, spicy Pasta Pulao. This is a quick and tasty one pot meal which you can make for weekday dinners or for Lunch boxes too. Add your favorite veggies or your favorite meat too with some spices. A very different pulao dish which is typically made with rice, we will replacing pasta in place of rice. You can use any type or any shape of pasta, I have taken pasta shells for this dish. 

Pasta Pulao goes to Week 2, day 2 Of Blogging Marathon 107 under the theme " One pot meals ".


Pasta  2 cups
Tomato Puree 1 1/2 cup
Cauliflower 1/2 cup
Bell pepper sliced 1/4 cup
Carrots cubed 1/4 cup
Beans chopped 1/4 cup
Onion sliced 1/4 cup
Chopped cilantro 1/4 cup
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Chili powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Cinnamon 1 inch stick
Cardamom 2
Cloves 3
Bay leaf 1
Oil 3 tbsp


In a wide non stick pan heat oil and add all the whole garam masala.
Saute for few seconds and add sliced onions.
Saute till they turn light pink in color.
Now add all the veggies and saute for a minute.
Now add tomato puree and cook for 2-3 minutes. 
Add pasta (which ever shape you like )
Also add turmeric powder, chili powder, salt and Garam masala.
Mix everything well and add 2 cups water.
Stir, adjust salt to taste and bring it to boil on medium flame.
Once most of the water is evaporated cover with lid turn the flame to low and cook for 5-7 minutes.
Check if pasta and veggies are fully cooked.
Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging Marathon 107.


Amara’s cooking said...

That's a nice fusion dish Sushma. Looks yummy.

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

We used to get similar pasta salad in one of our local restaurant here!. your version is very easy and simple to make at home to our desi taste!

Pavani said...

Such an innovative recipe with pasta Sushma. I have to try this for my kids. They love pasta and I'm sure they will love this Indian twist with it.

Pavani said...

That is such an innovative dish with pasta Sushma. I have to make this for my kids. They love pasta and I am sure they will love this Indian twist with it.

Harini R said...

My kids will definitely love the pulao flavors in pasta for sure. Good one.

Narmadha said...

Wonderful idea and it looks absolutely scrumptious. I too cook pasta in similar way but never tried cooking pasta as one pot dish. I am surely going to try next time.