Spicy pasta with stir fried vegetables

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I often make pasta and salad as it is a favorites of my 2 and half year old princess. If you give her pasta she will eat without any tantrums. Otherwise food will get a wonderful chance of flying, throwing and even get a dilution with water; finally everything is under the drain. But pasta gets higher respect from her, and most will go to her tummy and less on the floor. As a part of Food buzz tastemaker program I received some excellent goodies from Newman’s Own,   such as pasta sauce and salad dressing along with coupon for free pizza and a Filp video camera. 

They asked us to make a video of the recipe and it should be less than 5 minutes. Since we were making recipe video for first time, it was fun (and at times “I wish knew how to do this better”) to learn how to shoot a movie and the trouble of editing. 
Actually It was a quite a task for us to make the video. It was directed by my dear husband, and at times his cues were not correctly understood by me, and as a result I had to repeat several times. Earlier, I thought of giving some background music to video, but finally I did not need it as it was given by my two year old who was excited to see mommy and daddy doing something which sparked her vocal skills. 
Nowadays I make pasta with addition of Indian spices like garam masala, chili powder and cumin powder along with some pasta sauce. In order to get more vegetables into the little tummy I make stir fried vegetables and then mix with spices. Stir fried vegetables and spices makes wonderful combo, and to this the addition of pasta sauce will be like cherry on the top of ice cream.
I like to use tricolor Rotini to impress my princess with various color, (I don’t know whether I am getting excited or she is? let me put it this way that she likes it). 
I cooked 2cups of pasta according to manufacturer’s instructions.  After cooking drain and set it aside.
While pasta is getting cooked, heat skillet with butter and olive oil and add veggies once they get stir fried, add spices and then add cooked pasta and roasted garlic pasta sauce. It came out tasty. 
Thanks to Food Buzz and Newman’s Own for giving us wonderful pasta sauce and other goodies and putting us in director’s seat. It was a fun experience. 
Here goes the recipe
What you need

Rotini/any kind of pasta: 2  cup
Red bell pepper: ½ (Chopped into cubes)
Green Bell pepper: ½ (chopped into cubes)
Onion: 1 medium (chopped finely)
Button mushroom: 3(Chopped)
Tomato: 1 no (Chopped into cubes)
Carrots: 1no ( Chopped into cubes)
Ginger: 1 inch piece (chopped finely
Cumin powder: ¼ teaspoon
Italian seasoning: 1 teaspoon
Olive oil : 1/2 tablespoon
Butter: 1 tablespoon
Garam masala: 1/4teaspoon
Red chilli powder: 1/4 teaspoon
Roasted garlic pasta sauce: 3/4 cup
Salt: ½ tablespoon+ 1/3 teaspoon
Water: 4 cup
Parmigiano-Reggiano/Parmesan cheese grated: ¼ cup

How I made

Heat  4 cups of water in sauce pot and when it starts boiling add ½ tablespoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of olive oil  .To this add 2 cups of  tricolor Rotini pasta and give stir to prevent them from sticking to each other and cook  according to manufactures instructions. Once pasta is cooked drain and set aside.
While pasta is cooking heat the skillet and add 1 tablespoon of butter and ½ tablespoon of olive oil and add chopped onion, let it caramelize for 5 minutes add ¼ teaspoon of salt to speed up the sweating of onion. Once onion is caramelize add chopped veggies and stir  to get coat the oil and cook for 5 minutes or until carrot is done. Once veggies get cooked add spices and stir for a minute to get  incorporated into the veggies and then add cooked pasta and mix once again and then add ¾ cup of roasted  garlic pasta sauce
 and mix everything.

To this add cheese and enjoy as much you wish.

Preparation time: 15minutes
Yield: 3 serving
Verdict: Yummy, spices flavor
Will you make it again: Yes I will

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  1. says

    Awesome video! And fabulous recipe :) While I rock Newman’s Own salad dressings, I’ve never tried their pasta sauce before. Gonna have to give that a try!

  2. says

    I love that the background music was provided by your daughter! Your Spicy Pasta looks wonderful! I love that you put your touch on it by using Indian spices. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes with the Hearth and Soul Hop and for hosting.

  3. says

    Sounds like you had fun making your video – especially with your daughter joining in – that is lovely! Your pasta salad looks and sounds delicious. We love pasta in our house and I really like the spices you have used in this recipe. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop and for hosting.

  4. says

    The pasta looks great, especially with the tricolors you’ve used for the rotini as well as matching vegetables.
    The recipe sounds nice n simple too, a great idea for a one-dish meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Even for potlucks!