Pasta 3

This was one of my first experiments in cooking. I used pasta shells.Even my parents liked this dish. You can use any type of pasta(rotini,linguine ,angel hair pasta,macaroni….) for this recipe.The taste will differ according to the pasta.


  • Rotini – 6 cups
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon -1″
  • Cloves – 4
  • Curry leaves – 9
  • Green chillies(chopped) – 1 medium
  • Ginger – 1 Tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Turmeric powder – less than 1/4 tsp
  • Tomatoes – 2 cups ( grind it to a very fine paste)
  • Salt
  • Cilantro – 4 strands

Pasta (2)


  • Cook the rotini as mentioned on the box.
  • Drain the rotini in a colander.
  • Spray some oil on the rotini to prevent them from sticking together.Mix them.
  • In a sauce pan,heat oil.Add mustard seeds and wait till they splutter.
  • Add the cinnamon,cloves,curry leaves and chopped green chillies to it.
  • Cook for 30 seconds and add the ginger pieces.
  • Cook for a minute and add the turmeric powder and tomato paste.
  • Add salt.
  • Cook till the tomato changes colour.
  • Add the rotini and cook on low flame for 4 mins,stirring in between.
  • Turn off the stove and garnish with corrinader leaves.

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