Quick Recipe: Vegan Masala Macaroni

Masala Macaroni is a pasta dish with a desi or Indian twist. This Indian style paste is spicy, loaded with vegetables and cheese if you eat it and is perfect to serve anytime of the day. Its a very basic, simple and easy to make recipe packed full of spices and vegetables.

This macaroni never seems to loose its charm and I know that whenever I have it it leaves me feeling satisfied. It is one of those dishes that I call continental but with a spicy twist to it, hey, call it Desi Macaroni if you like!!

I’ve added mixed peppers. sweetcorn, green pea and carrots with a sprinkling of grated vegan cheese but feel free to explore and use any other vegetables that take your fancy! Enjoy hot at lunch, brunch, a light meal or any other time you need a pick me up.


Vegan Masala Macaroni

Vegan Masala Macaroni

  • Servings: 2-3 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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500g dry organic wholemeal macaroni/elbow pasta
400g organic fresh tomatoes/canned tomatoes
1 teaspoon organic cumin seeds
1 ½ tablespoons organic olive oil (optional)
1 tablespoon organic garlic
1 teaspoon organic green chillies
100-150g organic mixed veg: mixed peppers, sweetcorn, broccoli, mushrooms, corgettes, carrots, green peas etc
1-2 teaspoons organic mixed Italian herbs
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start by chopping all the veg; carrots, peppers, green chillies and mince the garlic. Set all aside
  2. Set a pan on medium heat and add 1 teaspoon of salt with the elbow pasta and bring to a boil until al dente. Then drain reserving a 1/4 glass of pasta water and set aside.
  3. In a pan, add oil if using or add cumins and tomatoes following by chillies, garlic, all veg and salt to taste with mixed Italian herbs and reserved pasta water and stir.
  4. Allow the sauce to simmer for 10 minutes, stiring occasionally then add the elbow pasta and gently stir.
  5. Sprinkle a little more Italian herbs, black pepper and serve hot.

Best Wishes,


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