Curried Pasta and Bean Salad by Tarla Dalal

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Jan. 02, 2014

This recipe serves an Italian staple with an Indian flavor. Mayonnaise is blended with curry powder bringing in a refreshing twist to the taste of the pasta. Boiled beans and croutons create different textures, while garlic and dill leaves break the monotony of the curry flavoring. This pasta tastes wonderful when served chilled. Remember to toss in the crunchy croutons last. You will love the creamy, curried new taste!


For dressing
Mayonnaise 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Fresh cream 2 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
Curry powder 1 Teaspoon
Other ingredients
Cooked shell pasta 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Soaked and cooked rajma 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Finely chopped garlic 1 Teaspoon
Chopped dill leaves 2 Tablespoon
Ground black pepper To Taste
Fried bread croutons 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
For the garnish
Finely chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
Dill sprig 1



1. In a bowl, combine together all the dressing ingredients.


2. In a bowl, combine the shell pasta with rajma, dill leaves, garlic, and black pepper powder, and toss well.

3. Now add already prepared dressing and toss in a gentle way.

4. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

5. Mix in bread croutons just before serving.


6. Serve immediately after garnishing with parsley and dill leaf.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 666Calories from Fat 385

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g66.2%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 445 mg18.54%

Total Carbohydrates 62 g20.7%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet