This Indian style tadka pasta needs just a few ingredients to make and tastes absolutely delicious. This 30 minute meal is perfect for a quick meal or pack for lunch.
We are starting a new week of blogging marathon and my theme for this week is ‘Fusion at its best’. This is one of my favorite themes because I love combining flavors from different cuisines into dishes we are familiar or grew up with. So for the first day, I made an Indian-italian fusion dish – Indian style tadka Pasta. It is quick and easy to make and needs just a few ingredients.Many years ago, when I was still a newbie in the US, I visited one of my cousin and he made this interesting pasta. He gave an Indian twist to Italian dish with the Tadka aka tempering. He put in lots of curry leaves and it tasted so flavorful even though it was such a straight forward simple recipe.
I never made it at home though because kids love their pasta with sauce. But thanks to this week’s fusion dishes theme I was able to make this dish. I used ghee for the Tadka and that added lots of flavor. Brown butter would also be perfect in this recipe. I added few curry leaves but I wish I had a few more in the fridge – curry leaves cooked in ghee smell heavenly 🙂Customize the dish with your favorite veggies – I used spinach but any vegetable can be added. Add your choice of protein, i used chickpeas, but paneer, tofu, TVP or other beans will be equally good in this dish. Make this Indian style tadka pasta, I am sure you will love it.
Here are a few more fusion pasta dishes from the blog:
- Indian style Pasta with Curried Vegetable Sauce
- Mexican Style Pasta with Poblanos
- Jamaican style Rasta Pasta