Pasta in Tomato Sauce by Tarla Dalal

Pasta in Tomato Sauce by Tarla Dalal

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Kids always love Pasta but unfortunately they get it only for dinner or on weekends because most moms think it is not suitable for sending in the tiffin box. The good news is that pasta, when prepared properly, can be comfortably packed for tiffin.


Recipe Description for Pasta in Tomato Sauce ( Tiffin Recipe)

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Makes 2 servings
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2 cups boiled fusilli
1 cup fresh tomato pulp , refer handy tip
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onions whites
1/2 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
salt to taste
1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
2 tbsp fresh cream
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onion greens

For The Topping
2 tbsp grated processed cheese

  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the spring onion whites and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the fresh tomato pulp, chilli powder, tomato ketchup, ½ cup of water, salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the fusilli, herbs, fresh cream and spring onions greens, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.

How to pack

  1. Cool slightly and pack in a tiffin box topped with cheese.

Handy tip:

  1. 4 medium tomatoes when blanched in water, peeled, deseeded, chopped and blended will give approx. 1 cup of tomato pulp.

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