Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pasta Pulihora

Pasta is my husband's favorite and it can be prepared in numerous varieties. Yesterday I tried a new variation of this as Pasta Pulihora. It came out so well that my husband loved it  and jumped on it before I got any good snaps lol!!!

Pasta Pulihora is a new twist to the traditional pulihora where I used lemon juice. This is a good option for those who really love pasta and also to those who are trying to avoid rice.
To make it healthier I used whole wheat pasta as this is excellent source of fiber. Works wonder as a quick breakfast, brunch or an evening snack.


Pasta - 3 cups ( Rotini)
Lemon Juice - 1 Large lemon,adjust as required
Salt as Required


Peanuts - 3-4 tsps
Chana dal/senaga pappu - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal/minappa pappu - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli - 3 nos
Green Chilli - 3 nos
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 8 nos
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1tsp


  • Cook Pasta in boiling water with some salt in it.
  • After pasta gets soft remove from heat and strain the water completely.
  • Add little lemon juice to pasta and keep it aside.
  • Now to prepare tadka heat oil in a vessel add peanuts, chana dal and fry it till it turns red.
  • Add mustard seeds, jeera, urad dal.
  • After they sizzle add green chilli, red chilli, curry leaves and stir fry for 30 secs.
  • Add hing ,turmeric powder,salt and mix well.Turn off heat
  • Now combine this tadka to pasta and add lemon juice and combine well.
  • Taste it if you feel less tangy add lemon juice accordingly.
  • Yummy pasta pulihora is ready !!!! 

Sending this to Twist the traditional - Pulihora hosted by Satya, to Pari's event 'Only' Original Receipes hosted by Nivedita and to Cooking with Seeds - Wheat hosted by Suma.


  1. Wow, looks absolutely delish...interesting fusion.

  2. Pasta Pulihora looks very mouthwatering dear..Perfect color, sluuurppp

  3. Thanks for the delicious entry sravani. Pulihora with pasta is sure a great twist.

  4. Looks really delicious...very interesting recipe dear..
    Tasty appetite

  5. Omg, thats really very unique and marvellous pulihora..

  6. thats an unusual it..

  7. This is indeed delicious... Nice twist to the otherwise simple pasta..

  8. delicious pasta..thank u for visiting my ur blog

  9. Whoo..that is very innovative n I am totally loving it! :)

    US Masala

  10. pasta looks delicious..loved the indian touch..very innovative...thanks for sharing!
    btw, thanks for your lovely comment at my blog..glad to follow you.

  11. pasta pulihora sounds interesting and looks fantastic

  12. delicious lovely combination looks good

  13. hi, first time here.. u've a wonderful space.. following u!

  14. Very innovative recipe,thanks for visiting my space...

  15. perfect color n tempting clicks..
    very happy to follow you yaaar

  16. wow really superb... never ever thought of this...

  17. Hi
    Never imagined using pulihara in pasta.
    Thanks for the entry.


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