Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thyme Pasta Frittata with Desi Touch

Few month’s back I watched Giada’s cooking show in food network where she made Thyme Pasta Frittata which was good and a great recipe. Then immediately I tried it out as my husband would like it as he is a Pasta lover.

Used her recipe as a base and made couple of changes by giving desi touch to it. By adding garam masala, red chilli powder and made use of less cheese.

This is an excellent Pasta Frittata recipe as it is full of herbs and lemon zest and a great recipe for brunch and picnics.


Eggs – 4 no
Whipping cream/Milk – 2 tsps
Parmesan Cheese – ½ cup
Penne Pasta – 1 ½ cup
Freshly chopped Thyme leaves – 2 tsps
Freshly chopped Parsley leaves – 1 tsp
Lemon Zest - 1 no small
Salt – ¼ tsp ( or as Required)
Grounded Pepper – ¼ tsp
Red Chilli Powder – ½ tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1tsp
Oil – 1 1/2 tsp


  • Boil Pasta in water, based on the instructions given in the packet or till cooked. 
  • After cooked remove water from pasta and keep aside
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and cream.

  • Mix cheese, pasta, thyme , parsley , lemon zest, salt and pepper.
  • Add red chilli powder, garam masala and mix well.
  • In a 8-inch pan, heat oil and on medium heat.
  • Pour the egg thyme mixture into the pan and cook for 6 to 7 minutes until the edges begins brown.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and using spatula slide the frittata onto a plate.
  • Now carefully invert frittata back into the pan and continue to cook for another 5-6 minutes or till cooked
  • Cut into wedges and serve warm.
Sending this to Only Pasta,Pizza and Noodles Event hosted by Samayal Arai originally started by Pari, Fusion Food - Pasta hosted by Ramya, Picnic Pleasures hosted by Fuss Free Flavours and Sarah, Iftar Nights hosted by Jabeen, Bookmarked Recipes hosted by Priya and ARS Event - E for Egg Recipes hosted by IIa originally started by Charitha


  1. Looks so yummy and beautiful. Loved the bee-hive structure.

  2. New to me. Looks superb. I love Giada's cooking too.

  3. awesome idea...looks yummy...I too love frittata and most of the time make it with leftovers....

  4. wow its so good even this one is in to do list for me..

  5. wow...This is an innovative & interesting dish!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  6. Something very new to me...like its looks

  7. Soo yummy dear.
    I have sent my entry to your event dear, and also will try to sned few more soon :).

  8. very interesting and quite an innovative dish too

  9. Sounds interesting..fantastic dish

  10. wow, this sounds like a great recipe, looks so beautiful..bookmarked it..

  11. wow..this is absolutely a delicious recipe...like the presentation..bee-hive too good :)

  12. Woww... looks simply delicious and perfect.. beautiful presentation too.. thanks for sharing :)

  13. Desi touch. Interesting. Looks very very delicious sravs. Love them


  14. Oh Sravs.. Where do u get all these ideas from.. so good.. U are so innovative girl.. good going :)

    Thanks For Linking it with Iftar Nights..
    Jabeen's Corner

    Ongoing Event-Iftar nights

  15. wow...this looks awesome. thanks for sending to my event

  16. this looks great, lovely looking beehive click, thanks for sending this to my event love, you have a lovely blog, have you left comment in pari's blog for the giveaway.

  17. Please have a look at Fusion Food: Pasta event roundup and accept Proud Participant Award as a token of appreciation.


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