Pasta - 1 cup (I used elbows)
Zucchini - 1/4 cup (cut into small cubes)
Onion - 1, chopped
Garlic - 2-3 cloves, finely chopped
Butter - 1 tablespoon
Basil leaves - 1/4 teaspoon (I used dry ones)
Olive oil or any cooking oil - 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
For Tomato sauce:
Tomatoes - 2, medium sized ripe ones
Pepper powder - 1 teaspoon
Garlic - 1 clove, finely chopped
Olive or any cooking oil - 1 tablespoon
Onions - 1, small chopped
Carrots - 1/4 cup, cut into small cubes
Chilli flakes - 1 teaspoon or as spicy required
Parsley - few, chopped
Salt to taste
Immerse tomatoes in hot boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Peel off skin and deseed it. Chop the flesh and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped garlic, onions, carrots and saute for 5-10 mintues.
Add chilli flakes, pepper powder, parsley, tomatoes and saute them well, until tomatoes are cooked nicely.
If it is too thick, add little water. Add salt to taste and bring it to a boil.
Boil 3-4 cups of water. Add few drops of oil in it.
Once it starts boiling, add pasta to it and cook for 5 mintues, stirring carefully.
Allow it to stand for 15-20 minutes. Once it becomes soft, drain hot water, put them in a sieve and run through cold water. Drain completely.
Heat oil and butter in a big pan. Add chopped garlic, onions, zucchini and toss them until all vegetables are cooked.
Add Pasta, salt and toss them slowly. Add more olive oil if needed.
Once it is cooked, add to the serving dish. Serve hot with tomato sauce, garnished with basil leaves.
Tasty pasta with tomato sauce is ready to eat.
Cooking time - 30-40 minutes
Serves 2 persons