Pasta in a Creamy Tomato Sauce

Ingredients :
Serves 2 


Pasta (any type)-- 1 1/2 cups

For the Tomato Sauce :

Olive oil -- 1 tsp
Butter -- 2 tsp (optional)
Onion -- 1 no. , medium sized
Tomato -- 6 nos, medium sized
Garlic cloves -- 2 to 3 nos, acc to taste
Green chilly -- 1 no.
or
freshly ground black pepper -- to taste
Salt -- to taste
Milk -- 1/2 cup
Cheddar cheese -- 1 tbsp ,shredded (optional)
Herbs :
Rosemary -- 1/4 tsp
Dried basil leaves -- 3/4 tsp
Dried chives -- a pinch
** Add fresh mint leaves and coriander leaves if u don't have Italian herbs.
Method :
  • Cook the pasta as per the instructions and make it ready. (Cook the pasta in hot boiling water with added salt and oil for 6 to 7 minutes and drain the water. Wash the pasta in running tap water and drain the excess water)
  • Clean and then dice the tomatoes and reserve the juice. Chop the onion ,garlic finely. Now heat a sauce pan with a tsp of oil and scald the onion followed by garlic ,take care not to burn them.
  • Drop in the diced tomatoes and the green chilly (if using) at this stage and stir well. Cover and cook the mixture till the water is gone.
  • Now throw in all the herbs (Italian ,ixture or Indian)+ salt + pepper ( if u using instead of green chilly) and give it a stir for 1 minute.
  • Switch off the stove and let the mixture cool for 5 minutes. Blend the mixture to get a silky puree and transfer the mixture again to the sauce pan.
  • Pour in the 1/2 cup of milk and give the mixture a nice  boil. Cover the mixture and let the sauce cook over medium low flame until it gets thickened ,like pouring consistency.
  • Finally add the cheese and combine well.
  •  Heat another kadai with butter and add the pasta. Give them a nice toss and add the creamy tomato sauce all over the pasta and mix well. 
  • Combine well until everything comes together and the pasta gets coated with the sauce.
  • Now ur yummylicious pasta is ready to serve.
Notes/Suggestions:
  • Addition of green chilly really brings out some MILD peppery flavour since I've added only one, that too , a small green chilly
  • Whole milk /2 % anything can be used.
  • I din't add fresh cream /whipping cream to make the pasta rich but instead I've added a tbsp of cheese.
  • This pasta was really really tasty and U can add mint leaves /Coriander leaves if u don have Italian seasoning but then the colour would change.
  • Serving idea : Place the pasta in a plate and pour the hot tomato sauce all over and serve with a tsp of butter and few sprinkles of dried basil leaves on top.
Happy eating guys,
Shanavi

36 comments:

  1. Wonderful clicks n this is one of my fav pasta dish.. too good preparation..

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  2. aaha- the pics are swell shanavi- it's lunch time now and wish I could just reach out and grab a spoon or two !

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  3. Super tempting pasta, makes me hungry..well done dear.

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  4. Wonderful recipe. Looks fabulous, yummy and tempting.

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  5. Incredibly creamy & yummm & yet light & hearty.. ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  6. Yum ...that's makes me hungry ....

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  7. The clicks are unrivaled!
    I loved the addition of cheddar cheese instead of cream/normal cheese. The dish is altogether a hit!! :)

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  8. Slurp..What a lovely creamy pasta.Plz pass me that bowl:-)

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  9. Happy New Year Shobana,Pasta luks so delicious n yum...wonderful clicks...

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  10. This recipe is so good...Mouthwatering Dear..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  11. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting dish..

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  12. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting pasta....

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  13. I love pasta anytime. I prepare some times in this way wihtout cream option. Looks super cool.

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  14. I luv this penne pasta with yummy sauce...Great clicks.

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  15. pasta looks fabulous following you on google friends nice to meet you

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  16. My son was drooling at the pictures when the page opened up - Looks super inviting dear :)

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  17. Tempting clicks Shanvi! pasta looks delicious!

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  18. yummy looking paata, awesome clicks :)

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  19. wow...creamy pasta is mouthwatering

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  21. Extremely yum pasta sauce.....Pasta looks drool worthy....

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  22. Loved the blog…
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  23. hmmm... drooool worthy pasta :)

    love your space..glad to follow U

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  24. drooling here dear.....what a lovely pasta recipe in creamy sauce !loved ur clicks :-)

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  25. Awesome pasta. I love the creamy flavour with tomato.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    www.indianrecipecorner.com

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  26. yummy pasta ..clicks are tempting

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  27. yummy pasta ..clicks are tempting

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