Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pasta in Tomato Basil Sauce

The best part of the Italian Cuisine is the Pasta. One has to go to Italian restaurants or to Pizza Hut for this fantastic meal. I have learnt this recipe from my brother who makes this really well. My Husband really love this one and says that after Pizza hut if someone can make good pasta is me. So I am posting this for all of you.
Pasta in Tomato Basil Sauce

For the Pasta:
2Cups Mixed Pasta (I used Fusilli and Butterfly Variants)
3Cups water
1tsp Oil

For the Tomato Basil Sauce:
5 Tomatoes (Puree)
1 Box Ready made Tomato Puree (Homemade Brand)
1medium-sized Onion
2 Green Chilies
5-6 Cloves of Garlic
5 leaves of Fresh Basil
Salt to taste
Fresh Black Pepper
50gms Mozzarella Cheese

For the Final Saute and Serving:
1cup Green Capsicum (Cubed)
1medium-sized onion (Cubed)

  • Boil Pasta with 1tsp oil and water.
  • When the water starts boiling, put in the pasta.
  • It will take around 8-10 minutes.
  • Immediately take it out of the vessel.
  • Keep  it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add in finely chopped Garlic. When it is done add in green chilies. Stir well.
  • Now add in the chopped onions. Let it saute for a while.
  • Add in the tomato puree. (Both)
  • Let the tomato puree cook till oil appears on top.
  • Add in salt + black pepper + oregano + basil.
  • Mix well.
  • When its done lower the flame.
For Final Serving:
  • Heat oil in pan, add in cubed onion. When it turns pink add in cubed capsicum.
  • After it becomes little tender, add in tomato basil sauce in it. 
  • Then add in pasta.
  • Stir on high flame. add in mozzarella cheese.
  • After 5 minutes, remove from flame.
  • Serve hot.
Garlic Bread Supreme:
6-7 Garlic Bread Slices
2tbsp Butter
6-7 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup Capsicum (finely chopped)
1/2 cup Onion (finely chopped)
Salt to taste
Black pepper
50gms mozzarella cheese

Garlic Bread Supreme
  • Preheat oven for 10 minutes at 200degree Celsius.
  • Take a bowl, mix in capsicum + onion + mozzarella cheese + salt + black pepper + garlic. mix all this well.
  • Apply butter, on each of the slice.
  • Spread 1tbsp of mixture over it.
  • Place it in the oven and grill it for 10 minutes at 180 degree Celsius.
  • Serve hot.