If there is one Italian dish that has slowly become our favourite, it has to be pasta. With an array of shapes and sauces to choose from, pasta has something new to offer every single time. It's no surprise that Indians have begun to tweak the original pasta recipe as per their tastes and preferences. We have often seen many interesting ingredients being added to pasta to make it truly desi and delicious! Recently, a Twitter user shared her thoughts about desi Pasta on the platform and it went viral.
Take a look at the post she shared:
italians would go into cardiac arrest if they ever found out what south asians put in their pasta— ًraj PRERNA DAY!!! (@devaliaas) July 27, 2022
The post about desi pasta was shared by Twitter user @devaliaas. "Italians would go into cardiac arrest if they ever found out what south Asians put in their pasta," she wrote. "Like it's always a pasta curry by the end, and it's honestly so delicious lol," she added.
The post was shared a few days ago and it has already received over 53k likes and 5k retweets. In the thread that followed, many people poured in their responses about what they would add to their pasta recipe. Some mentioned spices such as garam masala, turmeric and more. Ketchup, maggi masala and Schezwan sauce were some of the other popular choices of pasta ingredients. A few others suggested other options such as mustard seeds and even red chillies!
"I just add any masala I find in my kitchen, last time my friend even made me add PANEER," wrote one Twitter user. "Who's gonna tell them about the South Asian pizzas? Tandoori chicken tikka pizza with seekh kebab stuffed into the crust," laughed another one.
Take a look at the desi pasta ingredients shared by Twitter users here:
I worked with an Italian guy in India. Weirdly, he was never around for "pasta" night at the university mess.— Patricia Sauthoff, PhD (@gitagovinda) July 28, 2022
Maggi Masala and Dominos ka leftover Chilli Flakes and Oregano ????— AKSHAT ANAND (@justakshat08) July 28, 2022
CORN WHO PUTS CORN— ???? (real) (@janvayyyy) July 28, 2022
garam masala and whatnot— shiv ❤️???? wwdits spoilers (@hawkhaine) July 27, 2022
like what is turmeric doing there ???? (making it yummy)— ًraj PRERNA DAY!!! (@devaliaas) July 27, 2022
Jeera, Rai, kadipatta and ghee. Garnish pasta with fresh desiccated coconut.. sprinkle with sugar. Pasta upma nashta from the south. pic.twitter.com/QY5sFZlF4u— Igavein⁷ thought she's ready but no cos HOLY MOLY! (@IgaveinB) July 29, 2022
that scene in queen when she's telling him what she would add to the pasta to make it better and he loses his mind— nadia (@irrfankhans) July 27, 2022
They put eggs. Half boiled eggs.— Nandyy (@angrybird_us) July 28, 2022
why is nobody talking about the jeera/rai ka tadka— SojaCat (@sojacreepy) July 28, 2022
italians created the dish but we've made the dish far more tastier i feel like lol— omair kiani (@ome_kiani19) July 28, 2022
They may have invested pasta but we South Asians have perfected it.— Usman Masood Sadiq (@UMSadiq_) July 28, 2022
Sometimes i just put in some Shan ka Tikka masala and BRO İTS AMAZİNG— baba bandook (@bhenskidumm) July 27, 2022
What are your favourite ingredients to add to your pasta recipe? Tell us how you like having your desi pasta here.
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