Boil enough water and add the pasta to this.
1 cup penne pasta
Add salt and few drops of oil.
Let the pasta cook till aldente.
Keep ¼ cup of the pasta drained starch water.
Grind the tomato and garlic and keep this aside.
3 small tomatoes, 3 cloves garlic
In a pan add 1 tbsp oil and add the finely chopped garlic.
When it turns light golden brown, add the chopped capsicum.
4 tbsp chopped capsicum
Cook for a minute, let this be crunchy.
Add the tomato garlic puree to this.
Now add in the red chili powder, garam masala and salt.
½ tsp red chili powder, ½ tsp garam masala
I added 1 tsp of red chili powder and it turned out bit spicy.
So, reduce it to ½ tsp.
Add in the grated cheese, if you don’t have grated cheese, add 1-2 cheese slices.
¼ cup grated cheese
Let this cook for 2-3 minutes.
Cook in a medium flame.
Add in the fresh cream, if adding. You can add full cream milk too.
2 tbsp fresh cream
Now add the pasta reserved starch water.
Mix well and add the cooked pasta.
Cook for a minute and switch off the stove.
Cheesy masala pasta is ready.
Serve this hot.