Saturday, October 13, 2012

Spirali pasta with spicy sauce

Fresh tomatoes, onion, tomato puree and olive oil make this basic pasta sauce. It great for any use - as a base for Spaghetti Bolognese, as a pizza topping, or with fried chicken.You may add dried red mirchi flakes to add spice to your pasta
 Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
  • 500 gms Spirali Pasta
  • 500 gms Tomato
  • 1 big Garlic Pod
  • 2 Onion ( chopped)
  • 2 tsp Chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Basil powder
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce,
  • 2 cups Bell pepper ( red,yellow and green)
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp Sugar
Cooking Directions

  1. Puree 1/2 tomatoes in a blender and keep aside
  2. Heat a tbsp olive oil in a saucepan over low heat.
  3. Pour in the tomatoes, add the basil powder and tomato puree to thicken it up.
  4. Then add chopped garlic, salt, Worcestershire sauce and chilly powder mix thoroughly.
  5. Add the lemon juice and diced onion. Simmer for 5 - 10 minutes over a low heat and the basic pasta sauce is ready.
  6. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes, or according to the pack instructions, until tender.
  7. Drain the pasta in a colander and toss in a tbsp of olive oil
  8. Meanwhile, heat remaining olive oil in a sauce pan, Add the pepper cubes and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  9. Now mix pasta sauce and the cooked pasta and the chopped coriander or parsley and oregano Season to taste. Toss well to combine and serve at once.
tip: Find yourself with an abundance of tomatoes? Make several batches of this basic sauce and then freeze in meal-size portions!