Monday, 12 August 2013

Pasta in tomato n cheese sauce



I know that I haven’t been very faithful to my blog visitors (if u reading this that means u still wid me, thanks) and I will take all the criticisms hands down, ladies and gentlemen. It’s been a long, long time since I posted my last recipe. Well! I have lot of personal and non-personal reasons behind this delay. Now I won’t go in that whining mode…….but I do apologise. 

Here is recipe that is kids' favorite and comes out in no time.There could be no better way to start this new venture. You will come across so many way to make gravy or the sauce for pasta and mine is no different but its simple and loved by my daughter.Hope you enjoy it too.




Ingredients:
2 cups penne pasta ( can go for any shape)
2tsp refined oil
1tsp salt
For gravy
4 ripe tomatoes medium size
4-5 garlic pods fined choped
2 onions fine chopped
1 green chillies fine chopped (optional for kids)
1 tsp mixed herbs
½ tsp black pepper powder
1 tbs fresh cream
3 tbs grated cheese (as per ur calorie metre)
2tbs refined oil or butter
Salt to taste

Method:

Take pot and fill it with enough water. Bring to a boil. Add the oil and salt and the pasta.  Boil and cook the pasta for good 10 min. Check if they are done by simply eating one. If you satisfied with the texture then go ahead and drain the water but reserve some of the liquid.  Blanch the tomatoes in hot water and make a puree.

Now for the gravy, heat a pan. Add oil or butter. Add the chopped onions and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the chopped garlic and fry just enough to kill the raw smell. Do not let them brown. Add the tomato puree, salt, black pepper, mixed herbs, cheese, chillies and cream. Add half a cup of reserved liquid in which the pasta was boiled. Stir and cook well for 5 min. The gravy should be little runny to coat the pasta. Add the pasta and mix gently coating the morsels. Serve immediately……


TIPS: 

You can add boiled veggies if you want. 
The reserved liquid that we added is full of flavour too so it’s better to add it rather than going for plain water for the gravy. 
I chose penne pasta because it holds the gravy in a better way.
 If u don’t have fresh cream, you can add the cream layer from boiled milk but beat well before adding. 

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