Olive and Tomato Pasta Or How To Make Olive and Tomato Pasta Recipe


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An intense tomato sauce, perked up with capsicum, spices and herbs plays host to perfectly cooked farfalle, which makes the ensemble look very attractive indeed. Dotted with black olives and seasoned with red chilli flakes, the Olive and Tomato Pasta becomes all the more tempting when garnished with grated cheese. As far as possible, prepare this dish just before serving to enjoy the maximum flavour and aroma of the spices. When it’s not possible to do so, keep the pasta and sauce ready in advance, but assemble and garnish it just before serving.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 2 servings
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Ingredients


For The Tomato Sauce
2 cups blanched , deseeded and chopped tomatoes , refer handy tip
2 tbsp oil
1 bayleaf (tejpatta)
6 whole peppercorns (kalimirch)
1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 cup tomato puree
1/4 cup tomato ketchup
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
1 cup cooked farfalle
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup chopped black olives
2 tbsp fresh cream
1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
salt to taste

For The Garnish
2 tbsp grated processed cheese

Method
For the tomato sauce

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the bayleaf and peppercorns and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the capsicum and sauté for a few more minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes and 1/2 cup of water and simmer on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the oregano, tomato purée, tomato ketchup, sugar and salt, mix well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the prepared tomato sauce, black olives, cream and chilli flakes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the farfalle and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve immediately garnished with grated cheese.

Handy tip:

  1. 8 large sized tomatoes when blanched and deseeded will yield approximately 2 cups of chopped tomatoes.


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 on 13 Dec 12 11:15 PM