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Indian Masala Macroni

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I am back after a week’s break. I wasn’t in good health last week which kept me away from blogging. But the Chennai food bloggers meet organized on last Sunday rejuvenated me. I felt happy to meet some like-minded fellow bloggers at Amdavadi. We had fun and shared some tips
and tricks. The lunch was also great all cooked in Gujarati style. Overall, it was a great get-together. I hope to see more such outings organized in the future.

Fine, Coming to today’s recipe which is nothing but a masala macaroni cooked in a desi style. At my home, no one likes pasta cooked in the traditional Italian style. Hence I decided to give a try using Indian masala. Of late this has become one of the pasta recipes I started preparing often. This dish is prepared using macaroni type pasta. You can use any of your favourite pasta type. I have already prepared Indian style spinach pasta. Not many liked it when I prepared it initially. But now, it has become a popular dish in our menu. Also, I prepare pasta recipes mostly for dinner. The pictures might look a bit dull as they were shot in fluorescent light. Guess you can adjust with me for this.

Basic Information:

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4


Macaroni – 2 cups, uncooked

Mixed vegetables – 1 cup, chopped (I added green capsicum, carrot and beans)

Oil – 3 teaspoons

Mustard seeds and urad dal – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin seeds – 1/4 teaspoon

Curry Leaves – 1 strings

Onion – 1 no, sliced

Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tablespoon

Tomato – 2 nos, cubed

Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon

Salt – to taste

Turmeric powder – a big pinch


1) Cook pasta as the instructions given in the pack. If you are in a hurry, you can also pressure cook it. Put pasta in the pressure cooker. Add water just to the surface of the pasta and cook for 1 whistle. Once the steam suppresses, run it in cold water and fluff carefully. This method works out good only for Indian made pasta.

2) Heat oil in a pan. When it is hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal and cumin seeds. Allow it to splutter.

3) Add curry leaves and sliced onion. Saute till the onion becomes soft and translucent.

4) Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.

5) Add  vegetables and sprinkle a handful of water and mix well. Cover and cook in low flame till the vegetables get cooked well. Stir in between to avoid burning. Make sure not to over cook it. It should be firm and crisp.

6) Meanwhile, Blend tomato cubes along with red chilli powder and coriander powder using a blender or Indian mixer. No need to add water.

7) Once the vegetables are cooked, add the tomato masala mixture. Add salt and turmeric powder. Mix well and cook till the raw smell of it goes off.

8) Add cooked pasta and gently mix well. Let it be for a minute in low flame.

9) Serve hot.


1) Add Kashmiri red chilli powder for good colour.

2) Add any vegetables of your choice.

3) Adjust the spices as per your personal taste and preference.

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even no one likes pasta at my place. so i just make pasta for myself. pics are good inspite of being shot in fluorescent light.


Neat & precise steps.. Many would like to have pasta the Indianised way ๐Ÿ™‚ This looks perfect for it !

Sangeetha M

wow..your version of masala pasta sounds good n flavorful…looks inviting!


lovely pictorials ๐Ÿ™‚ i love this indian style macroni a lot ๐Ÿ™‚ your's loks super tempting dear ๐Ÿ™‚

Divya Shivaraman

wonderful style of using macaroni…well this for sure suits our taste buds

Jeyashris Kitchen

Fantastic pasta, nice presentation. Like the idea of cooking pasta in pressure cooker.

chef and her kitchen

Nice the Indian style pasta


shot nalla than iruku ๐Ÿ™‚ good click !

Priya Suresh

I want to finish that plate, droolworthy desi style pasta.


Very very tempting n flavorful … super clicks…