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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Cold Pasta Salad

Disclaimer: The idea of a cold pasta is still weird for me. And even weirder is the dressing I used for this. I don't guarantee the 'taste' because I didn't eat this. However, my brother, who usually eats everything I make, relished every bite. So if you trust his opinion, then go ahead with it. :P

Cold Pasta Salad Recipe
(Printable Recipe)

Prep Time - 5 minutes
Total Time - 1 hour (to chill)
Makes - 2 servings

You'll need
100 grams of pasta (I used Macaroni)
Thick Yogurt | Hung Curd - 1 cup
Mixed Vegetables - 1/4 cup each (I used onions, capsicum, tomato)
Chopped Apple or Pineapple - 1/4 cup
Chopped Basil leaves - 3 tbsp
Garlic - 1 clove, minced
Salt, Pepper, Oregano - to taste (about 1/2 tsp each)
How to proceed
1. Boil the pasta in microwave or gas until it is cooked. Strain & run it through cold water so that it doesn't stick. Keep chilled until use.

2. In a mixing bowl, beat the thick yogurt, pepper, salt & oregano. Add garlic & mix well.

3. Add all your mixed vegetables & fruit (if using)

4. Mix well.

5. Add in the boiled pasta

6. Mix well. Don't over mix or the pasta will break

7. Garnish with some basil leaves. Serve chilled.
- The idea of yogurt in pasta was too weird for me to even taste it. But my brother insists it was tasty. In fact, he didn't even know I had used curd and not white sauce for the pasta.
- Adding a fruit is optional. It just gives that extra crunch and sweetness.

In other news..
I've been featured as the "Chef of the week" on Tarla Dalal's website. :-D Check it out!


  1. Creamy, heart salad!!! and low cal too!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. Huge salad fan and love this one.. must try it out soon!

  3. I like the sound of it. And the addition of apple in it. Looks like a russian salad in fact!

  4. Wat a prefect salad for this hot weather,simply inviting.

  5. Wow lovely n yummy Salad Kavi.....Congrats too

  6. Creamy and Rich.. Congrats on the show-up on TaralDalas Site...

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  7. Wow sounds good. Your bro is correct Kavi. Hey congrats on the Tarla Dalal site feature.

  8. Looks just perfect for a hot day, with the fruit and the yogurt. Have you tried using wholewheat pasta in salads? It's even more delicious...

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