Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Paneer Pasta in desi style !!

Paneer and Pasta sounds a unique and interesting combo rt? I was doubtful about how our very own Indian Paneer n Italian Pasta would taste together in this fusion recipe. It turned out very flavourful and delicious. I made this pasta in fully desi style. The whole garam masala and the kasoori methi makes it simply superb and flavourful. No store bought sauce is used, instead I have used fresh tomatoes here to make a basic simple sauce.  I have used only the paneer or cottage cheese here, but if you want you can add some cheese at the end. We all enjoyed this " ekdam desi style pasta " :)



You need...

1.5 cups Pasta
1 cup grated Paneer
1 Onion finely chopped
3-4 medium size Tomatoes
2 Garlic cloves finely chopped
Whole Masala: 1" pc Cinnamon, 2 Cloves, 1 Star Anise, 1 Cardamom pod
1 tsp Chilli powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
2 tsp Oil
Kasoori methi
Salt
Pepper


To prepare...

Cook pasta according to packet directions and keep aside. Blend the tomatoes to a puree and keep it ready.

Heat oil in a pan. Add everything mentioned as Whole Masala, saute for a minute until fragrant. Add the garlic and fry till light brown. Now add onion and saute until it changes light brown. 

Add the tomato puree and bring to a boil. Now add chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Cook for a few minutes until sauce becomes slightly thick.

Add the pasta and paneer now. Combine everything well. Add salt and pepper if necessary. Now finally crush the kasoori methi between palms and add to the pasta. Mix everything well and your Paneer Pasta is ready. Serve hot.



Notes:

* You can add other vegetables like carrot, bell pepper etc.
* You can add some cheese, red chilli flakes in the end if you desire.






27 Tasty Comments:

DivyaGCP said...

Perfectly "indian"ised pasta... Looks delicious..

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halal foodie said...

sounds good ...looks even better

meena said...

wah this sounds really good desi version.. i have been banging my head since 2 hrs on what to cook and still not getting any thing in my head hehe

desi combo is delicious

R.Punitha said...

Hi Shobs,

looks delicious !!!

and neat presentation:)))

Keep on Dear...

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Swathi Iyer said...

I like the idea of putting desi flavors in pasta. delicious.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow looks so tempting!!

Hema said...

I am going to try this soon, my daughter loves paneer, this shud have tasted yumm..

santosh said...

love ur recipe try it soon

Teena Mary said...

Loved the combo! I'm sure it would have tasted great too :)

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Very delicious and healthy dish.

radha said...

We are famous for desi flavours in foreign foods. And why not?

Vineetha said...

Adipoli anallo sobha...never thought this way :)
I got ur MSG..will reply soon :)

Vidhya said...

This sounds like a great recipe.

Julie said...

Nice desi twist to the regular pasta,I too make the similar way sometimes..but haven't added paneer to it,will try next time..:-)

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Shweta in the Kitchen said...

I love pasta & Paneer so definitely loved the twist to traditional pasta. Looks scrumptious
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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Pasta looks very yummy...Nice twist to traditional method..

Ganga Sreekanth said...

lovely pasta....very inviting :)

Supriya's Rasoi said...

delicious recipe.

Priya said...

Irresistible combo,love this desi style pasta.

Sayantani said...

so well made. love the addition of spices.

Spice up the Curry said...

looks wonderful.. love all Indian flavors

Roshni said...

am yet to post a desi pasta.. your version looks so tempting

Mélange said...

Nice recipe with such an innovative twist..Cheers Shobha.

Suja Manoj said...

Interesting recipe,looks so yum

Now Serving said...

We love this concoction in our home as well, although I make it differently :) Looks tempting dear!

Anisha Ranjit said...

I love this desi pasta.. Great idea... hope to try it!

Sangeetha said...

Wow...very delicious combo...love this desi style pasta, looks too tempting!! will try it soon!!
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