June 07, 2020

Pav Bhaji Pasta

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Pasta is an absolute favorite for kids as well as adults . Though I make the traditional red sauce or white sauce based pasta , today I wanted to try some variation and used pav bhaji masala instead of the usual italian herbs and spices. 
Even when I started making , I never expected it would turn out to be lipsmacking ; juicy and tasty. 
This will definitely be a super hit in Children's parties or even with those who avoid pasta due to the Italian seasonings .
Cheese is optional , you may or may not add it while serving .
I had a spoonful with cheese and without cheese and both tasted equally delicious .
Any shape pasta can be used , I used elbow pasta but penne, twisted or even spaghetti will taste good .

Preparation time - 20 mins
Cooking time - 15 mins
Serves - 2 to 3
Complexity- medium 

2 cups pasta 
1 medium bell pepper chopped (any color- I used red)
Handful of green peas 
Handful of frozen corn 
1 medium onion chopped (optional)
2 medium tomatoes 
2 tsp pav bhaji masala 
1/2 tsp red chilli powder 
1 green chilie finely chopped 
2 tablespoon butter 
Salt as needed 
Fresh corriander chopped

  • Cook the pasta aldente according to the instructions on the pack .
  • Drain the water through a colander and run it under cold water and set aside .
  • Boil the corn and peas and keep ready.
  • Puree the tomatoes in a blender. 
  • In a pan , melt the butter , fry the green chillies and know flame fry the pavbhaji masala and red chilli powder taking care  not to burn .
  • If using,Saute the onions in the masala until soft  followed by the bell pepper.  
  • Now , add the tomato puree , peas ,corn , some salt and let it cook well till the raw flavor of the tomato is lost .
  • Adjust water if needed . After adding the puree cook until it reaches a sauce like consistency. 
  • Add the cooked pasta , toss it carefully so that the pasta doesn't break and turn mushy. The sauce must coat the pasta well.
  • Lastly garnish with fresh corriander and grated cheese and serve hot.


  1. This is an interesting recipe to try out!!
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  2. Not a big fan of fusion recipes.. But this turned out super yum! Gobbled up in minutes!

    1. Hey thanks babi for trying the recioe...at times fusion cooking is fun :-)


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