Friday, April 23, 2010

chicken tikka tagliatelle pasta

I was always thinking of cooking pasta with great Indian twist and flavours in it. This time I wanted to cook chicken tikka pasta. I Chose spinach flavoured tagliatelle pasta whose texture would be rough and porous enough to compliment the rich and spicy chicken tikka masala sauce. This ribbon shaped pastas goes really well with any sauce, and chicken tikka masala was just too good. For those who love the non-veg pasta... specially spicy ones, unlike the regular continental pastas. here is the recipe...

Spinach flavoured tagliatelle - 6 nos
Chicken tikka - 300 grams
garlic cloves - 4 nos
carrots - 1 nos
bell peppers - 1 nos
tomato puree - 1 tin
basil chopped - 1 tsp
parsley chopped - 1 tsp
chicken stock cube - 1 nos
chilly powder - 1 tbsp
olive oil - 4 tbsp
salt for taste

In a stew pot boil enough water, add the pasta and cook till done. Strain the water using a colander. keep aside in a serving plate. In a wok, add olive oil, finely chopped garlic, carrots, bell peppers , chopped parsley and basil and stir for a min. Now add chilly powder, tomato puree, chicken stock cube and the chicken tikka pieces( cook chicken tikka before hand or even leftover chicken tikka can be used). check for salt, add if required. Cook for 5 min until the gravy thicken, turn off the flame. Pour this over the cooked pasta and serve.

Click here for Chicken tikka recipe
Great way to use leftover chicken tikka pieces. The pasta can be added to the wok and tossed well with the sauce, if required or preferred that way.

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