Monday, 24 June 2013

Home-made Pasta in Tomato-garlic Sauce

Relish yourself with home-made, whole wheat pasta cooked in tomato-garlic sauce….

Serves 2


For the pasta:

75 gm whole-wheat flour (atta)
25 gm flour (maida)
¼ tsp salt
A pinch of semolina or rawa
Warm water to knead

For tomato-garlic sauce:

2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic, crushed
2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
4-5 basil leaves
½ tsp dried herbs
Grated cheese (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste


For the pasta:

  • In a large bowl, add both the flours with salt and knead like regular dough with some water (like chapatti dough).
  • Cover it and keep aside for half an hour.
  • Now roll the dough into thin round shaped disc on lightly dusted surface. Cut out into any shape you like. (I rolled into rectangular shape and cut into thin strips for fettuccine pasta)

  • Sprinkle rawa or suji on pasta so that it does not stick together while boiling.
  • Heat 2 ½ cups water in large pan add pasta and boil for about 3-5 min, it will take less time than dry pasta. (Do not overcook as it cooks in the pan also when you add it to the sauce.)

Pasta boiling in water

For the sauce:
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add garlic. Saute.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes with salt and pepper. Add basil leaves.
  • Add some water and cook till sauce consistency.
  • Strain the pasta out and add it to this pan. Toss it well.
  • Add dried herbs and grated cheese and serve hot.

( Pasta platter served with Ginger ale) 


  1. Wow Preeti,U started making ur own pasta too..OMG....wonderful!!Beautiful finished dish!!

  2. wonderful colour....homemade is always good

  3. wow you made your own pasta:) I have not made myself but love restaurants serving fresh pasta. Nothing beats its taste.

  4. Awesome Preeti,homemade pasta...looks wonderful !

  5. Wow.. You made your own pasta.. Great Preeti..

  6. Wonderul yummy pasta Preethi, looks fab...

  7. Homemade pasta looks absolutely delicious .I have never thought of making at home and such a great effort

  8. wow... preeti, homemade pasta... that looks really delicious...

  9. Awesome preeti, looks tempting...

  10. That's an yet another simple and yum way of relishing pasta...

  11. Looks your homemade pasta..

  12. sounds interesting..looks so delicious

  13. thank you all for awesome comments :)

  14. Nice home made pasta sauce, made with most of the ingredients found at home. I have the basil leaves in my garden and adding them into a pasta dish will be prefect for the fragrances. Beautifully prepared.

  15. just soo inviintg a plaatere, dear..very tempting. and hey ! feel free to drop by my space too when you get the time. just posted on some handy parenting tips to "sane motherhood" on my "pick quicks" blog. Hope you will be a follower there as well. lets stay connected, beyond the kitchen.

  16. U made pasta from scratch.. Wow.. That's awesome.. The final platter looks toooo inviting.. Kudos gal :)

  17. Lovely that you made your own pasta that too so healthy with wheat. Love this pasta sauce as I love this better than the white sauce. Well made.