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July 20, 2009

Masala Vegetable Pasta



Macaroni with vegetables in white sauce is an absolute favourite of mine. When S and I met a friend in Hyderabad, he told S that I was a good cook. And that I tried very hard to match my mother's cooking standards. He went on to say that there were many dishes that I made really well, but that there was this one dish I just couldn't make the way she did. I can only keep trying!




1 cup Macaroni (Or any pasta of your choice)

1 cup Mixed Boiled Vegetables (Carrot, Beans, Peas, Cauliflower, Potato), diced
1/4 cup, Mixed Capsicum, chopped
1 tbsp Butter/Olive Oil
1 tbsp Flour
1 cup Milk
1 tsp Sambar Powder

1 tsp Oil

Salt and Pepper to Taste
1 slice Low Fat Cheese (optional)


Cook the macaroni in a cooker with a little salt, a teaspoon of oil, sambar powder and sufficient water. Drain.



Heat the butter in a saucepan. Add the capsicum and fry for a minute. Add the flour and fry without browning the flour. Add the milk and bring the mixture to a boil while stirring continuously. If adding cheese, add it at this point and stir the sauce well. As the sauce thickens, add the salt and pepper. Add the boiled vegetables and the macaroni to the sauce.


Dig in!

31 comments:

Ann said...

Thats an extremely comfortable food dear..hoping to have some

Parita said...

Wow i have never used sambhar powder in pasta...sounds yummy, will try soon!

http://myerecipecorner.blogspot.com said...

Looks really yummy...........

Curry Leaf said...

Never tried this- sambar powder in pasta.Looks spicy and inviting

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow....that's an fusion recipe...

Rajitha said...

i too always manage to add some indian spice in every dish i make..be it sambaar powder or garam masala..it is very rare that i can just stick to the non-indian spices...

Chitra said...

Loooks nice..New to me:)

Sanghi said...

Yummmy pasta raaga!

Prathibha said...

sambar powder in pasta..completely fusioned recipe...looks yummy

arundati said...

looks great, perfect for this weather too....macaroni (pasta ) and veggies is my abso favourite too...did you forget to add the sambhar powder??

sangi said...

Interesting recipe...looks great!
tnx for sharing...

Raaga said...

Thanks everyone. Do let me know when you've tried it out :)

Arundati: I have not forgotten the sambar powder.

Suparna said...

hi Raaga :)
Pasta spiced the Indian way :) I loved the idea :)
Keep rocking!!

Hari Chandana said...

Wow.. looks soo delicious and perfect... healthy too..gr8 job dear! thanks for sharing!!..

Nupur said...

Ooh, I like the way you added sambar powder to spike the white sauce with some extra zing!

Priya Narasimhan said...

Nice recipe..I too make something similar to this(learnt from a gujarati neighbour), but without the sambar powder..Will try this combination too.

Jyoti said...

Thats an interesting twist to pasta. Will love to try your recipe.

Miri said...

Sounds yummy!! and well, don't try to match up is what I say - we naturally excel :)

Bergamot said...

the sambar powder has imparted a nice color to the pasta...the pics look lovely

DEESHA said...

I love to Indianize my pasta as well .. so much better than those bland ones

Mallugirl said...

sambar powder and pasta.. great idea for a fusion. I always add a pinch of garam masala and red chili flakes to the white sauce for flavor.

Sushma Mallya said...

first time here u have got a very nice blog pasta r my fav never looks good

Vrinda said...

Thanx for visiting my blog and leading to urs..i am not a pasta fan ,but looks perfect and creamy..

Divya Vikram said...

Pasta looks creamy. i am always in search of new pasta recipes for our lunchboxes!

Pavithra said...

WOw thats looking so creamy and tempting..

Andy said...

Hey D, great recipe, tried it, my husband was floored!! thanks a heap for sharing!!

Chef Jeena said...

Hey Raaga :-)

This pasta dish looks really tasty and love the muffins too yummy.

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A_and_N said...

Saw it on FB! :) So easy to make!

Also, you should try English muffins if you like muffins!

Sig said...

so, did you prove him wrong? Or are you still trying? :)

Cheese India said...

That's looks yummy. Surely will try it.