Indian Style Pasta with Prawns and Spicy Yogurt Lemon Sauce

by Helene Dsouza on December 7, 2012

I needed a break from the Christmas madness! Maybe, I thought, you might feel the same, therefore I decided to share with you today my delicious Indian style Pasta creation. Plus, not everybody is celebrating Christmas and anyway… We still need normal daily food to fill our tummies, right? Most people in my opinion would always preferably cook something quick and easy BUT rich in flavors and maybe even nutritionally balanced. something that will fill your stomach but tickle your senses, perhaps something different to surprise your loved ones as well. My pasta topped with a spicy yogurt Lemon Sauce and Prawns will give you all that in one simple recipe!

Indian Style Pasta with Prawns and Spicy Yogurt Lemon Sauce  #stepbystep #recipe masalaherb.com

I had realized recently that I hadn’t shared any pasta dishes here, although we are quite big time pasta heads in my house! Usually I always come up with a different style of pasta dishes, yet the Indian style pasta is frequently cooked and enjoyed. My husband, who is difficult with food, realized in the last 3 years, that he cherishes fusion style food, were both the European and Indian flavors and styles come to light and are combined to new exciting creations. If you remember I had shared already a couple of Indian European fusion recipes such as the Mini Chili Quiche, the Tendli Salad, the Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Chili Cream and the Quiche de Goa with Breadfruit and Luffa Veg.

Indian Style Pasta with Prawns and Spicy Yogurt Lemon Sauce  #stepbystep #recipe masalaherb.com

For this pasta dish I chose the long flat Tagliatelle noodles. This type is one of my favorite pastas and I use it quite often in my kitchen. The prawns in this recipe were freshly brought from the market and I removed and discarded the shell, tail and head (How to clean prawns and shrimps). After that I kept the Prawns to marinate for 30 minutes with Lemon Juice, Salt and Pepper. The Sauce consists of Garlic, Spices, Yogurt and Lemon. The recipe all in all is pretty quick to recreate as you can see! I hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. =)

Indian Style Pasta with Prawns and Spicy Yogurt Lemon Sauce
 
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Recipe type: Main seafood
Cuisine: Fusion
Serves: Serves 2
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Ingredients
  • 5-6 Tagliatelle Pasta “Balls”
For the Prawns marination:
  • 200 grams cleaned big Prawns
  • pinch Salt
  • pinch Pepper
  • juice of ½ Lemon
For the Pasta sauce:
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil for frying
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • pinch Chili powder (to your liking)
  • 130 milliliter fresh Yogurt
  • pinch Pepper
  • pinch Salt
  • Juice of ½ Lemon
Garnish:
  • Tomato Cubes or Chopped Coriander
Instructions
  1. Place your cleaned Prawns into a bowl and add the marination ingredients as mentioned in the ingredients list. Massage all the ingredients into the prawns and keep it to stand for 30 minutes
  2. Keep a pot with Salt water to boil. Once it is cooking add the Pasta. Cook for about 8 minutes or until the Pasta is al dente then strain the pasta and keep aside.
  3. Chop the Garlic fine.
  4. Heat up a pan with the Olive oil and add your prawns. Stir fry frequently and cook them until they are done. Take them out and keep aside.
  5. In the same pan add the chopped Garlic and fry for 2-3 minutes. Then take it from the heat and add the Turmeric Powder, the Garam Masala mix and the Chili Powder. Take the pan back to the heat and mix it for 1 minute well.
  6. Now add the Yogurt and mix again. Continue to season it with Pepper and Salt and keep it on the heat for 3 minutes until it thickens and stir frequently. At the end, take it off the heat and add the Lemon Juice and mix it well.
  7. Now you are ready to mix the sauce with the pasta and prawns or you can top the pasta with the sauce and place the prawns on top and serve it like that with a garnish such as Tomato cubes or chopped coriander. That’s up to you!

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I am Helene, the author behind Masala Herb! My aim is to show you an incredible world full of surprises. Food, Culture and Travel are my forte and that's what I enjoy. Follow my Food and Travel adventures and learn some incredible things! Now in the beautifull Indian coastline state, Goa.

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Eva Taylor

Hi Helene, this looks great, I love the flavours you’ve chosen here. I’m sure it was as big a hit as it looks like it was. I always keep my shrimp shells in a zip lock freezer bag in the freezer so when I have enough, I can make a delicious shrimp bisque or a seafood stock. http://wp.me/p8neK-GP

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Eha

Love Indian style sauces for many of my pasta dishes and also oft use tagliatelle. Mine have quite a lot more heat tho’ :) ! I actually make the seafood stock ere I cook seafood/pasta and use it to give further flavour to the sauce! Hope to see more Indian food on your page: Goa is so rich in fish/seafood dishes and Kerala’s vegetable ones have long been quite my favourite :D !

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Choc Chip Uru

Your Indian twist on seafood looks absolutely stunning :)

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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Choc Chip Uru

Your Indian twist on seafood looks absolutely stunning :)
And delicious beyond belief :)

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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Parsley Sage

Brilliant fusion mash up! I never thought of mixing Indian and pasta…but that makes since because whatever you do with rice you can proly pull off with noodles. Looks delicious :)

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kitchenriffs

I don’t think I’ve ever made an Indian pasta dish before, nor eaten one. Great idea! I love the concept, and it looks so pretty with the shrimp and the sauce with the wonderful yellow that turmeric gives it. Good stuff – thanks.

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Cass @foodmyfriend

You’re a domestic goddess! I feel the same way. We should get a weekend from the weekend!

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Angie@Angie's Recipes

The pasta looks saucy and delish! Love the flavours.

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mjskit

Your lemon sauce look fabulous! Love all of the spices you used. Never would have thought of using that combination with pasta and shrimp! Great recipe!

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rita cooks italian

The Christmas break is a great idea!! I love Indian spice blends but I’ve never combined with pasta… why not??! It’s sounds delicious to me. Ciao

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