Pasta in Pulses Sauce

Pasta please!

My son loves pasta. I guess most kids do. That’s the only one thing he’ll ever ‘demand’.. if ever. So once a week I prepare it for him. I’ve tried various combinations and ingredients. Sharing with you all one of the recipes which was an instant hit with him. It’s super easy, simple and delicious.


  • Butter or ghee
  • Semolina pasta or macaroni
  • Chopped garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Butter/Ghee
  • Dal (pulses)
  • Milk

Time to cook

  • Boil pasta in a pan.

(Tip: Add a teaspoon of butter or ghee to the water. It ensures the pasta doesn’t stick together. Add a pinch of salt. It tastes better once you add it to the sauce)

(Tip: Run it through cold water once done (it again ensures the pasta doesn’t become sticky)

(Tip: You can even use a pressure cooker to steam the pasta, it’s faster and gives the same result)



  • Take any two pulses (that go well together) of your preference.
  • Wash it thoroughly and let it dry.
  • Once completely dry, dry-roast the pulses
  • Grind the pulses together.

(Tip: You can prepare extra pulse powder and store it for future use. I keep the powder sealed and refrigerated to keep it fresh and free of worms)

  • Add butter or ghee to a pan. Add chopped garlic and sauté lightly.
  • Add the powdered pulse (usually two scoops are good enough) and saute
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add milk (slowly and gradually) and constantly stir to avoid lumps.
  • Let it simmer till you get the desired consistency of the sauce
  • Add the boiled pasta and stir.



  • Sprinkle grated cheese and oregano.

Simple, quick and healthy. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook , you probably already know how much my son loved this pasta dish.

I’d love to hear if you tried this recipe and how it turned out to be. Do share!


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10 thoughts on “Pasta in Pulses Sauce

  1. Woohoo… That sounds great… Never heard of Daal Pasta before.. Going to try this out soon.. Thank u for sharing..

  2. This looks delicious and easy to make. I think my toddler would love this. Will try making it this weekend.

  3. This is indeed such a different way to make pasta. I am not sure if my kids would accept dal pasta but they always like trying something new and this is so healthy.

  4. I was a bit surprised at dal in the sauce. I’ve always wanted to know how white sauce is made. Tried my hand at pasta and ended up making it like veg hakka noodles. This sounds simple enough for me to try. Thanks !
    #MyFriendAlexa #literarylehareads

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