Basil and Tomato Pasta


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Basil and Tomato Pasta is an traditional pasta recipe in red sauce garnished with chesse.

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Try this hearty, tangy pasta for its fresh and delicious flavors. A thick sauce of tomato pulp, onions, garlicbasil leaves and fresh cream is tossed in with farfalle pasta and topped with grated parmesan cheese. To be enjoyed immediately!

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Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

3 cups cooked farfalle

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

Method
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.

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.

Handy tip;

  1. Tomato pulp is made by blanching whole tomatoes in hot water and thereafter peeling, desseding and chopping them.

Tips
  1. Tomato pulp is made by blanching whole tomatoes in hot water and thereafter peeling, deseeding and chopping them.
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 on 05 May 12 03:36 PM


Very easy and yummm...
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 on 09 Sep 10 10:09 AM


A good party recipe which can served on the table. I have tried this recipe using other types of pasta like penne and fussili and the results were good. I combined 2 different types of coloured pastas and it was even more colourful and appealing to eyes.