This creamy curry pasta with bursted cherry tomatoes is so delicious and easy to make. It's made with a simple homemade curry paste and comes together in less than 30 minutes. Perfect for a weeknight pasta dish!
This recipe uses a homemade curry paste instead curry powder. Store bought curry powder is no more than a generic spice mix and doesn't come close to using the fresh flavors.
What is curry paste made of?
Curry paste can be made from many different aromatics and spices and varies from cook to cook and region by region. The curry paste I make for this pasta dish is very simple. It uses shallots, ginger, garlic, turmeric, and cloves. I like to keep it easy and just toss it all in a blender and grind it up.
What to serve with curry pasta?
- Heavy Cream
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Spaghetti (or other pasta)
Full ingredient list below.
This version of the recipe is vegetarian, but for a fully vegan version simply swap out the heavy cream for full fat coconut milk and the butter for neutral oil.
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Curry Pasta with Bursted Cherry Tomatoes
- 8 oz spaghetti (or other pasta)
- 1 " ginger
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 small shallot
- 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon cloves
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup parmesan
- 2 teaspoon salt (plus more for the pasta water)
- lemon, basil, and red pepper flakes (for serving)
- Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook the spaghetti according to package directions, usually about 7-8 minutes. Save 1 cup of pasta water and drain the pasta.
- While the pasta is cooking, make the curry paste by adding the ginger, garlic, shallots, turmeric, and cloves to a blender and grind until smooth. You can add a splash of water to help the paste blend.
- Heat a large fry pan to medium heat and add the butter and cherry tomatoes. Cook the tomatoes for about 5 minutes or until they smash easily when pressed with a wooden spoon.
- Once the tomatoes are done add the curry paste, heavy cream, parmesan, and salt to the pan. Cook for about 1 minute and smash all the tomatoes into the sauce.
- Once the sauce is done, add the cooked spaghetti and pasta water to the pan and stir well until the sauce is thick and sticks to the pasta, about 2-3 more minutes. Squeeze some lemon on top and sprinkle some red pepper flakes and basil.
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