Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Twirls and shells in Spicy Tomato sauce

I had mixture twirls and shell pasta for long time in my pantry. I found this recipe in Mahanandi Indira's Bog. If Zlamushka re-announces T&T Mahanandi, I would have loads of recipes to send.. This recipe is perfect combo of Indian and Italian cuisine...I did make few changes in the recipe to accommodate my taste...The most attractive part in this recipe was, imitating Rachel ray...Pls check out the recipe here... (U will know what i am saying!!!)


2 fistfuls of thin spaghetti (I used Twirls and shells)
2 pints of cherry tomatoes (i used 4 Roma tomatoes)
4 garlic cloves
5 dried red chillies
1 teaspoon of cumin
¼ cup of watermelon seeds and chironji (sara pappu, charoli) ( I didn't use it)
Olive oil
salt to taste


Place a big sauce pan and fill it with water. Add salt and olive oil to season the pasta. Once the water starts boiling. Add pasta, cook for 5-7 mts or al dente. Remove, strain and reserve..

Grind Tomatoes, garlic, red chilies, salt and cumin to a fine paste.

Heat olive oil, add one or two chopped garlic. This when u have to add water melon seeds, if u are using it. saute them till golden and add the spicy tomato paste. Add 1 cup of water. Cover and cook for 15 mts.

Transfer the pasta to serving bowl and pour the tomato sauce on top. Garnish with cheese!!!!



Ha,what a spicy treat there..colorful and extremely appetising..


Thanks Ann

lata raja

Hi Ashwini, This is very droolworthy. i've never tried this.


very colourful...


Thanks Lata raja and sailaja!!!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine

Hey what a combo..I liked the color magic of black&white.


Colourful and yummy dish!


Wow looking lovely and same pinch i too posted pasta today...


Wow...love the spicy Indian twist to the pasta here...looks delicious :)


Thanks a2z vegetarian, pooja, gita and pavithra...


Looks so colorful and yummy.


Thats a lovely pasta...looks super yummy..

Lakshmi Venkatesh

Drooling over it. Combo of Black and colour looks nice.


Thanks pratibha and Lakshmi venkatesh


Thats delicious meal dear, love the second click :)


I have seen this recipe from Indira's site... i have bookmarked it to try..


Thanks arthi..do try it.. lemme know the feedback

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