PASTA BRIYANI AND MASALA BREAD

Dear friends,
I am happy to announce that my peanut chikki recipe has been published in the BetterBody Foods and Nutrition website. Check out my recipe at here.


Coming on to today's post,



I make masala pasta or pasta briyani when I am tired of making Chinese style noodles or with any tomato sauce. We prefer spicier versions of pasta like this than adding pasta sauce or cheese. This is also an excellent lunch box menu and also an ideal evening snack for us. I have not used whole garam masala here except the fennel seeds since they tend to break the pasta. I have used some whole grain pasta, which we brought from Ikea recently. These are real cuties and they seem to absorb the masala well.

INGREDIENTS:
1. Whole grain pasta, 1 packet.
2. Ripe Roma tomatoes, medium-size, 3.
3. Red onions, medium-size, 3.
4. Ginger-garlic paste, 1teaspoon.
5. Green chilies, 1-2.
6. Chili powder, ½ teaspoon.
7. Coriander powder, 1 teaspoon.
8. Turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon.
9. Garam masala, 1 teaspoon.
10. Fennel seeds, ¼ teaspoon.
11. Curry leaves and cilantro for garnishing.
12. Salt as per taste.
13. Fresh or frozen peas, 1/4 cup.

PREPARATION:
Cook the pasta according to package instructions and let it cool. Dice the onion and tomatoes and slit the green chilies into 2. Heat a pan with 2 teaspoons of oil. When the oil is hot enough, add the fennel seeds and fry for 2 seconds. Add the curry leaves and onions and sauté for a few minutes until the onions turn translucent. Now add the ginger-garlic paste, tomatoes, peas, and green chilies and sauté for a few more minutes until everything is blended. Add the chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, and salt and mix well. Cook closed under low flame for 5 minutes until the raw smell of the spices goes and the mixture turns into a saucy texture. Now add chopped cilantro and pasta and mix everything. Let is sit for 5 minutes and serve hot.

MASALA BREAD



With the same recipe, substitute the pasta with any leftover crusty bread and you have spicy masala bread, an idea evening tiffin with tea.

35 comments:

Priya said...

Pasta briyani looks yummy...super dish Gita...bread masala makes me hungry..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love both the recipes.

Suja Sugathan said...

Congrats for the publication dear...
Pasta Briyani and bread masala sounds great..ymmmy!!!

PranisKitchen said...

pasta biryani and bread masala ..really nice idea yarr. and congrats yarr.. good job..really happy to see ur peanut chikki in their website

Ann said...

Such a terrific idea.. love this recipe sounds temting.

Meena said...

gr8 idea, gita...making pasta nice n spicy!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Hey Pasta Biryani is very innovative. Love it!

Rachana Kothari said...

Congrats Gita! Both pasta biryani and masala bread looks yummm:)

Nithu Bala said...

Yummy recipe Gita...loved the pasta briyani as well bread masala..Congrats...saw that website..

Kairali sisters said...

Wow Pasta biriyani, innovative idea Gita..Looks too good.

Bread masala make s us drool here...Great recipes..

Love
Kairali sisters

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

pasra viryani looks heavenly....and congrats ..saw the website...good work

Kiran said...

Wow Congratulations on your publication Gita,just checked it out.
Love the two delicious dishes Pasta Biryani and Masala Bread.

SS said...

Hi ,
First time here...and pasta biryani sounds different and increses curiosity ....
Lovely space and recipes..
Happy to follow you :)

Padma said...

Both pasta biryani and masala bread look delicious. Congrats on your recipe being published Gita. Had a look at that site.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

2 new recipes... good ones...

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Pasta biriyani will definitely satisfy our Indian taste buds :)

sangi said...

Congrats dear...both the dishes luk sooo tasty...making me terribly hungry

Pavithra said...

Both the dishes are awesoem.. looks tooooo good.

Priti said...

Both the dishes looks yummy...all making me hungry now..Congrats for publication dear

Sushma Mallya said...

Love indian style pasta, simply the best and superb one gita, masala bread too looks yummy,thanks for sharing...

Kanchan said...

SAw your recipe @ xgave, wonderful ..
and pasta biryani seems interesting.

BeenaShylesh said...

both are wonderful dear.....would love to hve some....pasta briyani also good.....

SathyaSridhar said...

Gita, nalla indian flavour pasta biryani paa nalla irukku ingredients um nalla masala ellam poettu nalla seithurukkenga bread masala naan India la saapta thoeda seri ithu varaikkum naana try pannala kandipa seithu paarkanum.apram unga recipe feature aanata paarthen well deserved paa.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

I loved both yummy recipes!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

congrats dear....both are yummy delights

Nandini said...

It's the greatness of a terrific twist! Easy to gobble them up!

Malar Gandhi said...

Pata biriyani-ya kalukunga...masala vaasanai inga varudhu.

Pari said...

Hi. Congrats on the publication. The pasta looks yumm, will taste good with fennel and curry leaves.

Apu said...

Looks delicious Gita! Congrats on the publication!!

Gulmohar said...

Wow..congrats Gita...just had a peek :-)chikki is my fav..never have enough of them !
biryani with pasta..tht's so innovative

Nadji said...

Bravo pour ta publication.
Bonne recette.
A bientôt.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

pasta biryani- name is so gud and that masala bread looks super.

Yummy Team said...

Congrats Gita!! Love your pasta biriyani and masala bread..

PALATABLE said...

Congrats Gita...love both the dishes, they are really great...

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Trendsetters said...

first time to ur blog..nice collection of recipes