Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I always wanted to send in recipes for the Bookmarked Recipes but somehow I fail in my attempt. The other main thing is, though I do send recipes to the event now and then, I always thought I must try Aipi's recipes and send it to her event so that it will be added fun and a simple way to make  my blog friend feel nice :-) So finally, the day came and beginning of this week I was looking at her blog to see what I could try. I am a pasta fan and so is my husband. But too bored of the regular white and red sauces mixed in it. So this penne in spicy pepper sauce grabbed my attention. Yesterday, I made all arrangement, bought necessary grocery and made this recipe. We both really enjoyed our dinner so much. I loved the spicy sauce ( I made it little bit more spicy) with basil flavor... It tasted sooo good. I am really happy that I am posting this recipe for her event and I wish and pray that I should be able to send in entries to all my blogging friends events.  Without any delay, I shall now give you the recipe.

The original recipe is here. I followed the exact same recipe with smaller proportion for just the two of us.


Red Bell Pepper - 1 chopped roughly
Garlic - 2 cloves
Tandoori Masala - 1 tsp
Walnuts - Less than 1/4 cup chopped
Red Chilli flakes - to taste
Salt - to taste
Basil - 2 tbsp chopped 
Olive Oil - 2 tbsp
Veggies - own choice - i used carrots, zucchini and squash - 1/2 cup chopped
Penne Pasta - 1 cup


Cook the pasta and set aside. 

In a pan, heat oil and saute red bell pepper and garlic until tender. Blend them in a blender with walnuts, basil, tandoori masala. Grind it to a smooth paste. 

In a pan, heat another tbsp of oil and saute onion and other squash till they become tender. Mix in the ground paste and let it cook for about a minute or two until it blends well with veggies. Add salt according to taste. 

Now stir in the pasta and mix well and let it cook for another minute or two till the sauce mixes well. 

Serve hot with garlic bread. 


  1. Hey Amritha- that sure did come out really nice and creamy. Very thoughful of you to try out my recipe for the event on my site and also to mention it in your post. Thanks for taking the time. As you say, hopefully you will be able to make more recipes and send to events. Atleast I know I will be looking forward to them.

    US Masala

  2. it is dfferent and awsome recipe as.u are right Aipi's every dish is adorable and can be tried

  3. Penne pasta looks delicious.

  4. Nice n yummy pasta..looks yumm

  5. I m surely going to try this sooon..
    perfect version..
    Tasty Appetite

  6. THis is a new version of pasta to me !! looks delicious !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Roti Pachadi/Chutney

  7. a wonderful recipe, pepper sauce looks great, sure i will give a try..:)

  8. Looks totally appetizing AK always in favor of compatible fusions :)

  9. Hi Amritha,
    Loved this delicious Recipe,luks so nice and tempting...

  10. Yummy and nice spicy pasta.


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