9.30.2011

Curry Pasta Recipe






The base for Amma’s Curry pasta was Chutney, cooked with tomatoes, onion, sliced green pepper and chilli powder. Amma often made macaroni and cheese but like most Curry lovers this was not very popular with our father. Amma’s curry pasta was an attempt to remedy this. Apart from a Chutney like sauce she would also add sliced sausages or sometimes Vienna’s to macaroni or spaghetti.
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Similar to Amma’s Curry Pasta –this recipe has a chutney like base and is one which strives to respect the Italian Kitchen while turning a basic pasta dish into one that a Curry lover would enjoy.

It does not resemble a curry dish but the use of spice and fresh green chilli-give this pasta dish a hint of flavour that most Curry fans would take delight in. This recipe serves 2 people.

”Curry
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Ingredients

  • 4 whole tomatoes (or canned tomatoes) 
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Green chillies ( or desired limit)
  • Half onion 
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala 
  • salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or sunflower oil)
  • Pasta (enough for two people) 
  • Parmesan for topping


Notes:

1. If you are using spaghetti-use your hand to measure the amount needed. Grab a few sticks of pasta. Wrap the index finger and thumb around the pasta to form a circle-this should be sufficient amount for two people.

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2. If you are using whole tomatoes, you will need to prepare them by soaking in hot water to remove the skin. Once the skin is off the tomatoes cut in half then remove seeds (or keep them if you prefer). Grate tomatoes.
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3. I have used red onion for visual effect. If you are using white onions –or are not a fan of onion then you can also chop them finely so that it dissolves into the sauce.

4. I have chopped the chilli into thin vertical strips. Apart from making them visible to my husband-the uniformly sliced chilli also adds visual appeal to the dish.

Curry Pasta Recipe

  1. Heat a pan on medium heat.
  2. Add oil.
  3. Add onion.
  4. Fry onion until slightly brown.
  5. Add fresh chillies.
  6. Add crushed garlic.
  7. Add chilli powder and garam masala.
  8. Braise for 3 minutes Add tomatoes.Add salt. Mix. Do not add any water as his will weaken the consistency of the sauce.
  9. Add sugar. Cook until the water in the tomatoes evaporates.
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9. Boil the pasta while the Curry Pasta Sauce is cooking. Always Cook Pasta as per instructions on the package. Cooking time will differ depending on the type of pasta you are using.
10. Cook then drain pasta.
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11. Add pasta into the Curry Sauce. Mix gently so that the pasta does not break. Dish into a serving bowl. Top with grated Parmesan . Serve warm. I recommend serving as soon as it is cooked.

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