Monday, 30 July 2012

Pasta with Tomato Basil Sauce

Penne pasta tossed in tomato-basil sauce with parmesan cheese.  This Italian pasta recipe is delicious and easy to prepare.


2 cups cooked penne pasta

For Tomato and Basil Sauce

1 1/2 cups tomato pulp
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp tomato puree
2 tbsp fresh cream
12 to 15 basil leaves, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste
4 tbsp cheese and few basil leaves (For garnishing)

For Tomato Pulp

Blanch tomatoes then put tomatoes under cold running water, cool them down and thereafter, remove skin, deseed and chop them.


  • Heat the oil in a pan, add the garlic and onion and sauté till the onion turns translucent.
  • Add the tomato pulp and cook till the sauce thickens.
  • Add the chilli powder, tomato purée, salt and 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil.
  • Add the cream and basil leaves. Mix well and keep aside.
  • Just before serving, toss pasta in the sauce.
  • Sprinkle cheese and basil leaves and serve hot.


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