We all love this type of preparation of Penne Pasta than the western style. One of my friend gave me this recipe. We add thuvar dal and masalas to bring it the Indian Taste. Fast and easy to prepare, and serves about 4 to 5 people. I usually make it for the dinner.
Penne Pasta - 1 packet (500 gm)
Onion - 1 big
Tomato - 3 big (or you can also use Tomato Puree)
Chopped Vegetables - 2 cups (carrots, beans, cauliflower etc)
Peas and/or Corn - 1/2 cup
Thuvar dal - 1/4 cup
Red Chilli Powder - 1 t.sp (or more if you like)
Garam Masala - 1 t.sp
Salt to taste
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 t.sp
Saunf - 1 t.sp
Cocum (The black vegetable which has a sour taste) - 1 or 2 (Optional) (comes fresh as well as dried in India)
Cook the Penne Pasta with salt and with not much water. I usually cook it in the microwave with water little more than its level. Remove it when it is 3/4th cooked. Do not drain the water. Cook the thuvar dal till is half cooked. And again keep the water. Heat oil in a kadai and toss in the saunf. Then add the ginger-garlic paste. Saute till the paste turns brown. Then add the onion and saute till it becomes translucent. Add the chopped tomatoes or tomato puree. Then add the chopped vegetables, peas & corns. Add salt, red chilli powder and garam masala powder. Cover the mixture and cook for two minutes in medium heat stirring in between. Then add the thuvar dal with the water and cook for five minutes. Then add Penne Pasta with its water and let the whole mixture boil for another 5 min. The cooked Pasta will have a slightly thick sauce. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve it hot with the thick sauce.
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