February 2, 2015

Pasta Salad Recipe - pasta salad with gajar matar and gobi - how to make pasta salad with vegetables

Pasta salad with carrot, green peas and cauliflower recipe - Pasta salad is the most easiest and simple to cook dish. Being a dry dish, it is easily packable in lunch box or it can be carried while travelling. This salad is to be served as a breakfast dish or evening tea time snack, with a cup of coffee, tea or  juice. Pasta itself is not so flavorful. So, to enhance the flavor in the dish, I have made seasoning  with green chillies, split bengal gram, curry leaves and onions. For adding taste and nutrients, I have also used carrots, cauliflower and green peas in this salad. Several other varieties of dishes can be made with pasta and I will post those recipes in due course. 

salad in a serving bowl

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Serves 2.

1 cup fusilli pasta
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup cauliflower
1/2 tsp sugar
Salt to taste
Fistful of  chopped cilantro
1/2 lemon

For the tempering
1tbsp oil
2 medium sized onion, chopped
8-10 curry leaves
1 green chilli, finely chopped
3/4 tsp split  bengal gram


Fusilli pasta salad with step by step pictures.

In a deep vessel, dissolve 1 tsp of salt in 3 glasses of water. Boil the pasta in this salted water till tender. 
pasta boiled in salted water

Drain the extra water and set aside. In another vessel, boil the carrot, green peas and cauliflower till soft. Drain the extra water and mix the boiled vegetables with the boiled and drained pasta. Keep it aside.
pasta and vegetable boiled and drained

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan.  Add the green chillies, curry leaves and the split bengal grams, saute for 1 minute.  Add the chopped onions and saute till the onions become soft. Add the boiled pasta along with boiled  green peas, carrot and cauliflower. Add the salt, sugar and saute for 2 minutes.
tempering the onions to make pasta salad

Add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.  
corinader added to boiled pasta

Cook covered on low flame for 3 - 4 minutes. Stir in between to prevent it from burning. Remove and add the lemon juice. Mix and serve hot.
cilantro added to pasta salad

pasata salad in a serving bowl.


  1. Wonderful pasta salad!! reminded me of making this thanks for sharing :)

  2. Healthy pasta dish... Loved the colour...

  3. Healthy pasta salad recipe . Will try this

  4. Good salad,I just love anything with pasta

  5. Yummy and Colorful Salad! Perfect for Lunchboxes!


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