I have tried pasta by adding a variety of sauces and other herbs. But I wanted to try it in a desi way. So I thought of something very simple, using our common spices. I didnt want to use any tomato sauce, so I just added tomatoes and cooked it very well so that it completely mashed up. This way the spaghetti wont become dry and at the same time giving an effect like sauce has been added. Anyways, it did turn out well and we enjoyed it.I used Whole wheat Spaghetti which is high in fiber. Its no cheese, no sauces, a very easy and healthy dish !!
|Spaghetti in Indian Style|
1/2 of a Spaghetti packet (I had a 375g packet.I just took for what 2 people might need)
1 onion chopped
2 tomatoes chopped
1/2 bell pepper chopped
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp coriander powder
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Cook spaghetti as directed in the package. Drain and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds. When they finish popping, add ginger-garlic paste.
Now add onions and saute for a while. Add bell pepper and saute until it is half cooked.
Add tomatoes and mix well. Close the pan and cook for a few minutes.
The tomatoes should get mashed up completely and it should have a texture almost like a puree.
Add the spices, salt and finally the spaghetti. Mix well.
If you want it more spicy, add chilli flakes or pepper.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Sending this to the Cooking with seeds-Wheat event at Veggie Platter by Suma