Pantry Ingredient Pasta

It’s the kind of pasta that you can prepare quickly with your store-cupboard ingredients and it tastes delish. You can also make it your own by adding vegetables and sauces of your choice.


  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4-5 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Cup Mushrooms
  • 1 Small Carrot
  • 1 Small Capsicum
  • 2 Tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 Cup Pasta
  • Chilli Flakes
  • Coriander
  • Salt to Taste


Prep: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes

  1. Boil the pasta in salted water till al dente then strain and keep aside tossed with a tsp of oil.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add finely chopped garlic cloves and 1 tsp of chilli flakes. Sauté for a minute.
  3. To this, add finely chopped mushroom and a pinch of salt. Sauté for a few minutes, then cover with a lid and cook. After some time, the mushrooms will start releasing water and cook on its own.
  4. Once the water gets almost dried up, remove the lid. Now increase the heat to medium and add chopped veggies. Keep sautéing everything for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Follow this by adding soy sauce, ketchup and salt as you need and mix well.
  6. Add the boiled pasta and some finely chopped coriander. Toss everything well on high heat. Add more chilli flakes if you like it spicy.
  7. Then add any veggies ranging from carrots, beetroot, broccoli. You can add vinegar if available (just add a tsp though).
  8. Lastly, add some spring onions at the last stage of tossing (optional).
  9. Experiment with sauces like sriracha or hot sauce for that extra spicy flavour (optional).