Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The One with Pasta in Tomato Sauce

Hola Amigos ,

Origin :The word "pasta" comes from the Italian word for "paste", meaning a combination of flour and water.
Nutrition : Pasta is very low in sodium and cholesterol-free. Per cup, enriched varieties provide a good source of several essential nutrients, including iron and several B-vitamins.

    Today I am here with our favourite dish Pasta in Tomato Sauce. We make it at least once in a week for our dinner. I tried this dish with some veggies so that it can be a healthier version.

This is what you need (Serves 2 ):

For the Pasta:
Pasta - 1 cup( can be any shape of pasta that we prefer)
Olive Oil- 1/2 tsp
Italian Seasoning (Or Dried Oregano or Basil ) - 1/2 tsp
Grated Cheese - 1tbsp (optional)
Salt - to taste

For the Pasta Sauce :
Tomato Puree(Italian Passata) - 1 and 1/2 cup
Tomatoes - 2 ( diced )
Italian Seasoning (Or Dried Oregano or Basil ) - 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Flakes - 1 tsp
Olive Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste

Vegetables for sauce :
Carrot - 1 (cubed )
Beans - 1/4 cup (sliced)
Bell Pepper - 1 ( cubed )
Mushrooms - 1/4 cup
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste

This is how you do :

Preparing the Sauce :
1. Add the olive oil in kadai and after the oil is hot, add the vegetables one by one except the mushrooms and add the salt.
2. Close the kadai and boil the vegetables in simmer for 6-8 Mins.
3. After the vegetables are done ,add the mushrooms and mix them well for another 1 -2 Min until all the vegetables are cooked but not mushy .(Sprinkle some water if needed )
4. Transfer the vegetables to another bowl and allow them to cool.
5. Add 1 tsp of oil in the same kadai and after it is hot add the red chili flakes and Italian herbs .
6.Then add the diced tomatoes and  add the tomato puree and salt.
7. If the puree is thick add 1-2 tbsp of water to it and then bring it to boil.
8.After the sauce starts boiling add the fried vegetables to it and allow it to boil for another 2-3 Min.

Preparing the Pasta:
1. Boil the Pasta according to the instructions in the pack with salt
2.After it is cooked, take a sauce pan and add the olive oil to it and then add the boiled pasta and give it a toss .Finally add some Italian Herbs to finish the preparation.

Final Preparation :

1. Transfer the Pasta to the serving bowl and add the required amount of Pasta sauce to it . Garnish it with some grated cheese and serve it hot.
 Kids will love this yummy pasta and the plate will be empty in seconds !!!!!!!!!!!!

Some Notes:
1. Add few drops of olive oil when boiling the pasta so it will not stick together.
2. After the pasta is cooked , strain the water and immediately cool it by washing it in running water to prevent further cooking of Pasta.
3. Add some red chili flakes at the time of serving the pasta to make it bit spicy...


Amy said...

sounds yummy!!

HaRy!! said...

burp :)!

Chitra said...

its looking yummy :)

Jay said...

tempting recipe..love it..;)

Tasty Appetite

shyam said...

I plate parcel to India!!

sangee vijay said...

tangy and yummy recipe...loved it!!
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NiVi said...

@Amy,@Jay ,@Chitra,@Sangee : Thank you :) for your comment

NiVi said...

@shyam : done !!!

Sonali Pradhan said...

lovely pasta recipe...all time favorites :-)