Pasta in Red Sauce

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Perfectly-cooked fusilli and richly flavoured tomato sauce come across as a heavenly match.
An assortment of ingredients ranging from onions and garlic to peppercorns, herbs and bay leaves offer their unique flavours to this intense tomato-based sauce, making the Pasta in Red Sauce an experience that will remain in your memory forever.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 2 servings
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  1. Heat the olive in a broad non-stick pan, add the bayleaves and peppercorns and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the onions and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove the bayleaves and discard them.
  6. Add the tomato purée, tomato ketchup, oregano, chilli flakes and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  7. Add the cream, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  8. Add the fusilli, toss gently and cook on a medium flame for 2 more minutes, while stirring continuously.
  9. Garnish with fresh cream and cheese and serve immediately with garlic bread.

Handy tip:

  1. At step 5, you can also discard the peppercorns along with the bayleaves.

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 on 21 Nov 15 12:12 PM

My pasta turned out Super delicious & extremely tasty..!! Thanks for such a wonderful recipe. The flavour of Bay leaf tastes so amazing.??
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for your feedback.
21 Nov 15 02:54 PM
 on 18 Nov 15 02:21 PM

Love this recipe. turned out really amazing.. perfect taste..
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Tarla Dalal    Geniuskavita, we are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback
19 Nov 15 11:31 AM
 on 05 Oct 15 08:40 PM

Made it for the first time and it turned out super yummy!! so easy and tasty recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks, keep posting your feedback and we would love to hear.
06 Oct 15 09:51 AM
 on 29 Sep 15 12:22 PM

Quick simple and delicious pasta recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks. We look forward to hearing from you again.
29 Sep 15 03:27 PM
 on 08 Sep 15 12:18 PM

Super Delicious recipe....loved it...easy to make!!!!Thank u Tarla Aunty
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks. Please keep telling us of the recipes you have cooked and enjoyed.
09 Sep 15 11:25 AM
 on 03 Sep 15 09:29 AM

Nice pasta, made by my hubby
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Sabhyata. Please continue to review recipes which you have made and loved from It will help thousands of food lovers to try the recipe based on your review.
03 Sep 15 10:38 AM
 on 17 Dec 14 02:42 PM

It is the perfect kind of a red sauce pasta i was looking for. It is so flavoursome. My entire family enjoyed it to the core. I was loong for a perfect red sauce pasta and i8 would recommend everyone to try this recipe..
 on 06 May 14 09:22 PM

Love this recipe. my kids like this very much. thanks a lot.
 on 27 Aug 13 04:45 PM

it waz a total yumm yumm...!! i tried this recipe with little variation.I made it with macaroni, i used a table spoon butter instead of oil, crushed pepper and i mixed the grated cheese & not cream, just before taking off from the flame.And, it turned out very delicious....TARLA AUNTY U ROCK...!!!