I had a packet of Schezwan noodle masala powder lying around. So I decided to throw everything together. It never goes wrong with noodles masala powder :)). Sautee a bunch of veggies like broccoli or cauliflower or potato with this powder and you get a flavorful side dish for rice or roti ready !
I have used Cavatappi shape Pasta, since it has a texture to it and holds sauce in its grooves.
Pasta - 3 cups
Cook the pasta in salted boiling water as per the directions in the pasta box and drain it.
Oil - 2 tbsp.
I used Chilli oil* and Sesame oil (optional) Use any oil you would use normally
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 small, finely cut
Garlic - 1, finely cut
Green chilli - 1, sliced fine
Tomato - 1/2,diced small
Red Capsicum - 1/2, diced small
Schezwan powder - 1 packet (or Schezwan sauce)
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt - to taste
In a heated pan, add oil and the add the above ingredients one by one .Season with little salt whenever you add a new vegetable, rather than adding salt in the end. You can slowly build the flavors, layer by layer !
Add the red capsicum after the tomato is mashed nicely. Finish with adding the drained Pasta and sauté for few minutes till the flavors are nicely incorporated.
Piping Hot bowl of Schezwan Pasta is ready !! Till I figure out a way to make my favorite Schezwan sauce, this is how I have planned to make Schezwan Pasta for now .
Chilli flakes - 1 Tbsp.
Olive oil - 1/2 cup
It is very easy to make.Combine the above two in a bowl and let it sit for few days. Once the oil color changes to a shade of red, Your chilli Oil is ready for use. I love the flavor of Chilli Oil to a dish like Pasta or drizzled over Pizza or with Garlic bread .