What’s cooking?

Did you guys also go on a food binge all day yesterday?

Or at least one meal?

Because I got a little carried away and ate too much :/

Oh boy, was that fun. 😀

If you didn’t already do that yesterday you could go eat out today, or home cook this easy peasy recipe I’ve listed below. Now because Sunday is meant to be rest day, I won’t keep you in the kitchen for too long 🙂

Here’s what’s cooking in my kitchen : PASTA!

Preparation Time: 15 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients :

For The Basil and Tomato Sauce
1 1/2 cups tomato pulp , refer to handy tip
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 tbsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp sugar
4 to 5 tbsp fresh cream
12 to 15 basil , chopped
2 tbsp butter or olive oil

For The Garnish
4 tbsp grated parmesan cheese or
processed cheese

Do It Yourself
For the basil and tomato sauce

  1. Heat the olive oil or butter in a pan, add the onions and garlic and sauté till the onions turn translucent.
  2. Add the tomato pulp and cook till the sauce thickens (approx. 5 to 7 minutes).
  3. Add the chilli powder, tomato purée, sugar, salt and ½ cup of water and bring to a boil.
  4. Add the cream and basil leaves. Mix well and keep aside.

For the FarFelle Pasta

  1. Boil plenty of water in a large pan with 1 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of oil.
  2. Add 3 cups of Farfalle to the boiling water by adding a few at a time.
  3. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally and gently until the Farfalle is tender. Cooking times may vary with the size and the thickness of the Farfalle.
  4. Immediately drain the cooked Farfalle into a sieve or a colander.
  5. Transfer to a bowl of cold water to refresh it. Drain again and keep aside.

Tip : If the Farfalle is not to be used immediately, add 1 tbsp of oil to it and toss it.

How to proceed

  1. Just before serving, re-heat the basil and tomato sauce and toss the bow pasta in it.
  2. Serve hot garnished with cheese.
  3. EAT IT ALL!

Oh yum!

My Pasta’s calling out to me, but what’s cooking in your kitchen?




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