Friday, August 10, 2012

Pasta Briyani

         Though I do pasta at least once a week for my daughter, it's mostly with pesto or the pasta sauce, this is the first time I tried something Indian with it. I used fusili pasta, made a briyani with it, lightly flavored with the garam masala, it tasted very good. It was a nice variation to the regular pasta, with all the vegetables in it, a filling one pot meal..

Need To Have

  • Fusili Pasta - 3 cups
  • Carrot - 1 medium chopped
  • Red Capsicum - 1/2 chopped
  • Green Capsicum - 1/2 chopped
  • Fresh Or Frozen Green Peas - 1/4 cup
  • Onion - 1 medium chopped
  • Tomato - 1 chopped
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves - 1/4 cup

To Grind

  • Garlic Cloves - 4
  • Chopped Ginger - 1 tablespoon
  • Cashews - 6
  • Chilli Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder - 1/2 teaspoon


         Cook the pasta as per instructions with some salt and a teaspoon of oil, drain the water and keep and grind the ingredients given under to grind without adding any water. Heat some oil, add the onions, saute for 2 minutes, then add the ground mixture, saute for 2 more minutes.

         Now add both the capsicums and carrot, saute for a couple of minutes, then add the peas and tomatoes, mix for a minute, add half a cup of water, cover and cook till the vegetables are done. Then add the garam masala, mix and finally add the cooked pasta, mix for a few minutes on reduced heat. Lastly mix in the coriander, serve it warm.

Cook the pasta al dente, can use even pasta shells.
It does not require any side dish, if needed can serve a raitha on the side.
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  1. Wow.. Biryani with pasta? Very interesting..
    Delicious fusion food..

  2. indian style pasta looks aromatic :)

  3. arre wah this is amazing

    i do make pasta but with elbow macarani
    never added indianised way

  4. Looks yum and a nice way of taking vegetables for kids

  5. interesting pasta it....

  6. AHAHHAHAHHA! the minute I read the post title, I could not stop from grinning and laughing to myself. All I can say is "You Go Girl!". Love that you are thinking out of the box.

  7. Hema, u believe it or not!!! I am planning to make this Pasta Biryani for long time but couldn't becoz of some repeated health issues...n now u r with excellent recipe...looks inviting...loved it!!

  8. I really like this idea! Totally interesting - would love to try it :)

  9. wonderful recipe... pasta biryani looks delicious...

  10. Delicious with perfect flavors.

  11. Indeed a superb idea of pasta turning extremely 'desi'.

  12. Very nice this pasta byriani. Looks very appetizing.

  13. super recipe...inviting you to join in Fast food - Noodles event .

  14. love the aromatic pasta dish!!

  15. Wow...such an interesting and fantastic recipe...looks tempting.

  16. That sounds delicious! I've never combined garam masala and pasta.

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  18. Very nicely prepared Hema, loved that its so colorful.

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  20. Wow! Innovative recipe!! Looks delicious too!

  21. Wow amazing pasta, looks super tasty and very colourful.

  22. looks lovely hema!
    i made adai from ur blog! turned out so tasty! the best iv ever eaten :) pls check it out..