Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Saucy Spicy Pasta

How should I put it politely?!! but today I woke up with a funny dream in my memory. All night long I had dreamt of making baking and cooking pasta dishes.... I know it sounds funny but happens with me sometimes. So I came to a conclusion that I'm pasta starved!! lolz
These days Parag is unusually busy, works crazy hours, leaves at 8 am and returns at 10-11pm, this has affected my cooking someway.... whatever I cook seems to be too much portion wise and there is always almost half of it left over.
So today we are going to have very very funny dinner of leftover Pav-Bhaji, Cucumber sambar along with Rice and yes, u guessed it right, Spicy pasta. Makes me feel bad spouse but then we have to finish the leftovers.

P loves pavbhaji and sambar rice and likes pasta dishes in moderation, so no problem. I wish I could post my recipes along with lovely snaps but the thing is that I left out my camera back in Baroda during my last visit, so I shall not be posting any snaps till sept end, ie after my next visit to India.

Now back to our recipe.

Now the thing is that we Indians love everything that is spicy, much more spicy than the Mediterranean or continental cuisines, so I have modified the original Italian recipe to a little bit spicy version.

Saucy Spicy Pasta

Serves 2-3

Ingredients :

2 cups cooked pasta of your choice (I have used medium sized elbow macaroni)
(3/4th cup of uncooked pasta yields 2 cups cooked pasta and add salt while boiling them)
1 cup milk
2 tbs all purpose flour or cornflour
1 small onion
1 tbs butter
1 tsp red chilli flakes
1/2 tsp fresh ground peppercorn
1/2 tsp oregano (optional)
pepper jack, cheddar cheese or any other cheese of your choice
salt as per taste
capsicum and tomatoes for garnishing


Cook pasta, drain and run them under cold water. keep aside.
In a heavy bottom pan add water + minced onion and let it boil for couple of minutes. In another bowl add milk, flour, salt, ground pepper, oregano, chilli flakes and whisk to blend them nicely.
Add this mixture to boiling water and onion and keep stirring. once the mix gets thick remove it from the stove and add butter and grated cheese of your choice.
Add pasta to this spicy sauce and mix well.
Adjust salt and spice to your taste.
Remove this mixture to microwave safe casserole and garnish it with rings of capsicum and tomatoes along with more shredded cheese. Grill for 10 mins and serve hot.
those who dont have microwave in hand can enjoy it without grilling coz grilling is just done to attain that semi baked taste to the cheese on top.

Hmm!!! my kitchen has heavenly smell of cheese and pepper right now.... nothing better than this.


  1. hmm..loved this recipe...I usually make the same type of pasta...just that I add stir fried veggies of my choice in the pasta and then bake it...to make it more healthy ;-)

  2. hey chaitali, thanks for the comment.. i too like playing with this dish.. adding more veggies or even sprouts adds colour and flavor to this dish.
    keep sending your valuable comments. happy cooking.