Categories: Recipes

Italian Delight: Pasta In Red Sauce

Pasta is great to eat but what about in red sauce? This delectable sauce will add a lot of flavour to your pasta and tingle your taste buds so try it today!

Also read: Tasty Salad Recipe: Pasta-Tomato Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked fusilli
  • 2 cups blanched and finely chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 to 8 black peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped capsicum
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cream

For garnishing

  • 1 tbsp fresh cream
  • 1 tbsp grated mozzarella cheese

Also read: Delicious Evening Snack: Cheese Garlic Bread

Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the bayleaves and peppercorns and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the onions and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove the bay leaves and discard them.
  6. Add the tomato purée, tomato ketchup, oregano, chilli flakes and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  7. Add the cream, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  8. Add the fusilli, toss gently and cook on a medium flame for 2 more minutes, while stirring continuously.
  9. Garnish with fresh cream and cheese and serve immediately with garlic bread.

Also read: Pizza Party: Thin Crust Margherita Pizza

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