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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pasta with Tomato sauce


First time I cooked Zucchini, with pasta. It was good, but was tasting like cucumber for me ;)


Ingredients:
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


Method:

Tomato sauce:
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.


Pasta:
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

13 Comments:

Divya Vikram said...

I love pasta with tomato sauce..Will try adding zucchini next time..

Ivy said...

I have never tried zucchini in a pasta dish and your recipe sounds so delicious that I want to make it soon.

Sujatha said...

Zuchini and pasta sound like a great combination! I can smell the italian flavour already.. :)

Shri said...

Nice Pasta,got to try sometime.have bookmarked this

sowmya said...

looks delicious..never tried zucchini..where did you buy them?

Priti said...

Looks nice...nice combo too..nice dear

notyet100 said...

still to try with zucchini...nice recipe...

LG said...

Pasta looks delish..LOL on your coment on Zuchini..

Illatharasi said...

Thank you Divya, Ivy, Sujatha, Shri, Sowmi, Priti, Priyanka, Laks:)

Sowmi, I bought them from Sheng Siong. Try there:)

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VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

loved the combo with zuchini .. yummy

Vaishali said...

Nice sauce! Eggplant works really well in a tomato sauce for pasta because of its meaty texture. Try it sometime!

sunshinemom said...

Prefer without zucchini - tried zucchini with pasta a few months back, and decided it tasted better with just the sauce:). Great colour there!