Thursday, December 23, 2010

Penne Pasta in Green Peas Masala

Last evening i was in a mood to cook something different other than our usual chapathi or rice for dinner. So i explored the pantry and saw two pasta packs looking at me and that was it! I took them out, searched for some nice pasta recipes online but i dint have some or the other ingredients at home that time. So i decided to make one masala from the things i had at home! And this is what i came out with. I served it along with Chicken 65 in a yummy gravy and i got soo many compliments for it. I was one happy cook last night! :)

Items Required:
Penne Pasta - 250 gms
Green peas - 150 gms
Capsicum - 3
Ginger - Garlic paste - 2 tsp
Tomatoes - 250 gms
Tomato Sauce - 2 tbsp
Onions - 3
Vinegar - 1 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 3 tsp
Ground cumin - 2 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Water as reqd
Oil - 50 ml
Salt to taste


To prepare Pasta:
1. For 250 g pasta, boil 2 1/2 litres of water.

2. To it add 25 g salt and a few drops of cooking oil.

3. To the boiling water slowly add the Penne pasta and continue cooking for approx 10-15 mins, stirring occasionally till pasta is done.

4. Drain the cooled pasta and rinse in fresh cold water and keep aside. 

For Green Peas Masala
1. Soak green peas overnight, boil and keep aside. [I used frozen green peas and boiled it]

2. Heat oil, fry onions, ginger garlic paste and pepper powder in a large dish and mix together.

3. Cook for 5 mins stirring in between.

4. Add tomatoes, capsicum, chilli powder, vinegar, sauce and ground cumin. Cook for 6-8 mins.

5. Then add boiled green peas, water as required consistency and salt according to taste and stir the mixture. Cook for 5 mins.

6. Lastly, add boiled Penne pasta. mix well and serve hot.

Enjoy it with a spicy chicken gravy! ;)

Sending this to Any One Can Cook - Series 9 hosted by Taste of Pearl City



  1. Nice one dear :) The sauce looks yummy..slurp..slurp..I make d same way but without the peas..You could also blanch, peel & chop the tomatoes for a saucier consistency...

  2. Looks yummy n mouthwatering pasta....

  3. Omg, am hungry now...feel like grabbing that bowl..

  4. Click is too tempting, made me drool :):)

  5. Hmmm, that looks very yummy chef. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook.


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