Sunday, 12 January 2014

Desi-styled spaghetti/ Ajwain flavoured spaghetti

    The heat of Degi mirch  along with pureed tomatos and aromatic  ajwain seeds.... Can anything go wrong with this??  Definitely not... :)  The sauce I made for this spaghetti had this strange medley blend, though they tasted heavenly together.. A strange marriage between two varied cuisine, yet they bonded each other very passionately and gave out an pleasant dining-out experience :)

Partially they are from my Morphy Richards guide, this sauce were used in Pizza.  I just transferred the idea to spaghetti, though I should also mention that I had made lot of modifications.  For cheese mentioned, I replaced them with cottage cheese/paneer.  Vegetables like onion, tomato and capsicum has also been replaced quantitywise to match up our Italian bridegroom :P

I, also dressed up this prepared spaghetti with olive oil before topping up with sauce.  Every bite was delecious, and I got an strong credit from my brother-in-law.  :P  Yeah.. that was an prestigious moment as I could recollect them...  Hope you would try the very same and let me know...

Preparation time:  10 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Serves: one

Ingredients required:

For sauce
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp ajwain/carom seeds
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped capsicum
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1/4 cup crumbled paneer (Made from 11/2 cups of milk)
  • 1 tsp Degi mirch/Kashmiri chilly powder
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)
For spaghetti
  • 100 gm Spaghetti
  • One litre of water
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tbspn pasta seasoning (optional)


Heat oil in a pan, and add ajwain.  Let these seeds splutter.  Now add in onion and capsicum.  Saute them and add salt.    Also add ginger-garlic paste.  Keep sauting. 

Now add in tomato puree and crumbled paneer

Add in one cup of water and bring this to boil, stirring very occasionally.

After sauce thickens, add degi mirch powder and sugar

Keep the sauce aside.  Alternatively, you can cook spaghetti.  To one litre of boiling water, I added spaghetti sticks along with 1 tsp salt and 1 tbspn pasta seasoning.

I cooked them on high flame, till the spaghetti got cooked.  One simple trick is that you can taste them to verify if they got done or not.  

Drain them in colander and set aside.  

Heat sauce few seconds before you serve.

In a plate, arrange spaghetti, drizzle them with olive oil.  

Now, spoon over some sauce and serve.

Enjoy!!!  Happy cooking!!

nRelate Posts Only