Macaroni Pasta Masala– Indian Style Pasta Recipe


Macaroni Pasta – “An Indian version of short length pastas, vegetables and masalas.”

I have already written a post on Indian style Pasta. This pasta was made using pasta twirls, and was an easy breakfast recipe. Today I will teach you something similar. Instead of pasta twirls, we will use macaroni. 

There are 2 reasons why I wanted to write about this Indian style macaroni masala pasta. 

  • Reason 1 is that, Macaroni pasta is really easy to make. They are very cheap, and you can definitely try them in your kitchen once. If you have small kids at home, they would love it too.
  • Reason 2 is that, some home at mom’s don’t know how to make this recipe. They think that it is something complex and that they don’t know how to make it. So, for them this version of pasta would be a great dish, because they can make this dish using a simple garam masala. They wouldn’t have to spend a lot of time. 

It’s funny when I try to explain the word macaroni to my grandma who asks me “Are you going to make this Marconi today?”

What is Macaroni anyway? 

Macaroni’s or Maccheroni (as pronounced in Italy) means short length pasta’s. These pasta’s are originally from Italy, and are made from wheat. These pastas are usually hard, and therefore need to be boiled in water. 

For our macaroni recipe, we would be using very simple ingredients like carrot, peas and potatoes. This recipe would serve for 2-3 people and can be made in about 20 min. 

So, lets prepare some Marconi.. Oops.. Macaroni today

 Ingredients List 

This list Serves 2-3 people 

For Pasta

• Macaroni – 300gm

• Tomato – 2 

• Green Chilly – 2 

• Potato – 1 

• GreenPeas – 5-10 

• Carrot – 1 

• Salt -1 tbsp

For Masala 

• Cumin Seeds/Jeera – ½ tbsp

• Turmeric Powder -1 tbsp 

• Garam Masala – 1 tbsp 

• Coriander Leaves – 10-12 chopped 

• Curry Leaves – 3-4 chopped (optional)

Macaroni Pasta Preparation Steps

1. Chop carrots, tomatoes, potatoes and green chilies and keep them aside. Ensure to dice the potatoes finely. 


2. In a large pan or kadai heat water. As the water starts boiling, add the vegetables and the pasta into it.


3. Add 1 tbsp of salt into the mix and stir it well. Close the lid of the pan, and let it cook for 5-10 min. 


4. In another large pan, heat 3-4 tbsp of oil. As the oil starts getting warm, add ½ tbsp of cumin seeds into the mix. 


5. Now add the chopped tomatoes, curry leaves and green chilies into the mix. Stir it well. Add ¼ tbsp of salt into the mix. Close the lid of the pan, and let the tomatoes cook well. 



By adding salt, the tomatoes lose water and cooks faster. 

6. Once the oil starts separating from the tomatoes, add in 1 tbsp of turmeric powder and 1 tbsp of garam masala powder into the mix and stir it well.



You can also add ¼ tbsp red-chilly powder and 1 tbsp of coriander powder into the mix if you want to. 

7. Once the gravy is made, add in the pasta and vegetables into the mix and stir well. 



Its convenient to use a bigger pan for mixing the masalas because pastas become bigger after boiling. 

8. Switch off the flame. Garnish the pasta with some chopped coriander leaves. At this point you can also squeeze in some lemon juice if you like.


9. Enjoy your dinner with this easy macaroni pasta. You can sprinkle some cheese over this recipe to make this picture complete. 


Ps: Could you pass me some cheese please? J

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