Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Pasta Sauce/Sugo

Tomato sauce for a Pasta or as they call it Sugo in Italian is a very famous and most commonly used sauce for Pasta. Here is a recipe with a little twist and my kids love it. You can use any Pasta or Spagetti, I mostly use the Farfalle or Fusilli.

Here is what you will need:


- 1 can of Pelati, 400 gms can (peeled, canned tomatoes)
- 1 red capsicum, chopped
- 1 big onion, chopped
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 hot red/green chili, chopped
- half an inch piece of ginger, grated
- salt to taste
- 5-6 pieces of black peppercorns
- 1/4 tsp of turmeric(according to choice, I love turmeric)
- 1 tsp of red chili flakes
- 1 tsp of oregano
- 3 tbsp of olive oil

1 pack of fresh Basil leaves to be added in the end


1. Heat the olive Oil in a deep pan, add the garlic and green chili and stir it for a while.
2. Now add the onions and fry them until they are golden.
3. Add the capsicum and ginger and further fry them for about 3-4 minutes until the capsicum becomes a bit soft.
4. Now add the can of tomatoes and all the spices to the pan and mix it all well.
5. Wash the can of tomatoes with about 1/4 cup of water and add this water to the pan.
6. Cook it covered on a medium heat for about 12-15 minutes, stirring once in a while.
7. Close the heat and using a hand mixer, puree the sauce, you can also leave a bit on the side of the pan not pureed so that you get some pieces of the veggies too.
8. Chop the fresh Basil and add it to the sauce.
9. Cook the pasta of your choice according to the instructions on the box.
10. Drain the pasta and serve it with the sauce, topped with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.

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