20 Mar

Chatpata Shell Pastas in desi style…….so yummy and spicy,cooked shell pasta using  our regular spices available in our kitchen pantry….
    I am not a cheese lover so didn’t use cheese here,but I know most of you are cheese lovers so if you like can add generous amount of grated mozzarella cheese at the end of the recipe to make it a cheesy pasta as kids will love cheese for sure!


•2 cups  shell/maccroni pasta
•2 tblsp oil(or use butter +oil)
•1/2 tsp cumin seeds
•1 tblsp finely chopped garlic
•11/2 tblsp finely chopped ginger
•1 big onion chopped
•3 Tomatoes chopped
•1 medium capsicum diced
•1 tsp chilly powder
•1/4 tsp turmeric powder
•1/2 tsp garammasala powder
•2 pinch chaat masala
•1 tblsp tomato ketchup
•Salt to taste
•Few springs of fresh coriander leaves chopped
•1/2 Lime juice


▪ Boil  6-7 cups of water, add 1/2 tsp Salt  and a tblsp of oil add pasta cook for 6-8 min or cook pasta as per instructions on the pack (as some pastas cook quickly some take time so better to see instructions on the pack and follow)
▪Drain water and spread on a wide plate to cool awhile
▪Now in a wide wok add oil,allow to heat well
▪Add in cumin seeds, let this splutter
▪Add in garlic and ginger chopped fry till good aroma
▪Add onions fry till transluscent
▪Add tomatoes fry till mushy
▪Add capsicum saute this awhile  (I love this crunchy, if you like it soft cook for few more minutes )
▪add all dry powder saute well
▪Add 1/4 cup water  cook well
▪Add salt,ketchup give a good mix
▪Add cooked pasta saute well till it combines well the masala
▪Switch off and add coriander leaves, limejuice  give a good mix and enjoy
▪At this stage you can add generous amount of grated cheese to make it Desi Cheesy  pasta :)…

*Amount of oil can be reduced but pasta needs more oil
*don’t make masala dry,it should be saucy so that pasta and masala gets combined well…
*you can add boiled vegetables also to make it little nutritious and kids will never say no to this…






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