When my very popular Chicken Tikka Masala Crockpost Pasta recipe came out, I noticed that a lot of people had an aversion to eating Indian sauces on pasta. I saw a LOT of comments on the Patak’s Facebook page about how these sauces belong on rice and rice only.
People, you have no idea what you are missing out on. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some basmati rice for dinner, but as soon as I discovered that the Patak’s sauces are amazing on pasta, there’s been no holding me back.
This time around I wanted to see how korma would go with whole wheat noodles. The Patak’s korma sauce is one of my favorites, mild and flavorful…and I was hoping that I could convince my daughter to have a bite. The only Indian dish she will eat is butter chicken and it has to be mild. I was hoping that the Korma was close enough that I could actually get a few bites of chicken in her at suppertime.
The challenge this time around for my Patak’s post was to mix in a little India for our movie night at home. We are most certainly a movie loving family, we don’t actually watch TV anymore, we live on Netflix and movie rentals, which suffice for the small amount of TV that we watch.
Movie night food for us needs to be fast and easy if it’s during the week. Movies during the week are such a wintertime activity for us. It’s dark early, it’s freezing cold outside and sometimes all we want to do is get the kids from school, eat dinner and cuddle up as a family watching a movie for the rest of the evening.
This dish is fast, easy and healthy. The kids loved it and we went on to watch a David Attenborough special (our usual movie choice) with plenty of time to get the kids in bed for school the next day. AND best of all? My daughter actually ate three pieces of chicken! (this is a major win in our house!)
So…are you adventurous enough to try this over pasta? Let me know in the comments below!
- one jar Patak's Korma sauce 4-5 cups of whole wheat egg noodles3 chicken breasts1 tbsp cooking oilOptional: add veggies to the korma such as diced onions or potatoes!
Dice the chicken breasts into one inch chunks. Fry the chicken breast in the oil until browned and sealed on the outside.Pour the sauce over the chicken and cook another 10 minutes.Prepare the pasta according to the package directions.Plate the pasta and the spoon the chicken korma over the top.Serve and enjoy!
Disclosure: I am part of the Patak’s Canada Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.2