Sunday, August 9, 2009

Pasta with Tomato Sauce

A basic pasta sauce recipe. Enjoy.


Ingredients:
1 medium onion, chopped finely
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp of dried basil leaves
1 tsp oregano
1 cup of pureed tomato ( blanch the tomatoes, remove the skin and blend it)
salt to taste
pepper powder to taste
2 tsp tomato sauce ( ketchup )
1 small capsicum ( chopped finely and crushed )
1 cup penne pasta
Shredded cheese to taste
Cherry tomatoes to garnish

Method:
  • Boil the pasta in enough water along with salt and few drops of oil.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, drain the water and set it aside.
  • In a pan, take the oil and add the chopped onion. Cook for 2 minutes
  • Add the garlic paste and crushed capsicum.
  • Add the basil leaves and oregano. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Now add the tomato puree and tomato sauce. Mix well.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook on low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and add salt and pepper.
  • In a serving bowl, put the pasta and pour the sauce over it.
  • Garnish with shredded cheese and cherry tomatoes.
  • Ready to serve
Serving Suggestions:
Can be served as a meal or as a snack.