Curry Pasta Salad


To continue Shankar's theme of fusion food, this is another delicious recipe from my friend Lavanya Krishnan. The pasta salad is kicked up a notch with the addition of garam masala, but it doesn't overpower the dish. I wasn't sure how this was going to taste, but it was lovely. The yogurt -- mildy flavored by the onions, masala, and cilantro -- mixed with the beans, peas, and red peppers, was healthy meal.

The next time you are looking for a quick fix lunch or dinner, I recommend this recipe. Serve it chilled.


Curry Pasta Salad


1 lb shell pasta, cooked al dente and drained
1 cup peas
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed
1/2 cup diced colored peppers
1/4 red onion diced
1-2 tsp of garam masala

Dressing

1/4 cup yogurt
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat olive oil in a skillet, saute the onions and peppers with the garam masala.

2. Add the peas (you can use frozen peas here), and cook through.

3. Turn off the heat, and mix the onion pepper mixture with the pasta, and black beans.

4. Toss with the dressing.

5. Cool in the fridge, then serve.







12 comments:

~Sara said...

THis looks fabulous! I can never eat pasta salad because of the Mayo--can't wait to try your version!

Ed Schenk said...

Interesting recipe. I'll have to try it!

Parita said...

Curry looks lovely and fulfilling too!

s said...

wow looks delectable....

wine information said...

Looks like a delicious pasta salad! MMM....good

Savithri said...

Yum! I'll have to try this out:)

Divya Vikram said...

Delicious healthy salad!

RV said...

first time here, you have a wonderful space... and the pasta curry looks yumm.. following you.. will peek in often...

Ann said...

Curry looks super tempting.

srividhya Ravikumar said...

nice salad... fabulous.. following you

Karthik said...

I tried out this recipe and liked it a lot! I added some corn for a little more fun. I'm going to try out a few other recipes on your blog as well. mmmmm.....drool.

Magyaros receptek said...

Looks so delicous.I'll have to make it!