Red sauce pasta is a popular variety among Indians after the cheesy white sauce pasta. Most people make a mistake or take a *shortcut* while making red sauce pasta. They use tomato ketchup which makes it worst. There is nothing like fresh tomato based #Arrabbiata sauce. Its very easy and you can make it at home.
Here is the recipe.
Take about 3-4 ripe tomatoes. Make four slight cut into the tomatoes from top and Place it into hot boiling water. Let it cook for about 5 mins.
Then cool it and take the peel off the tomatoes.
Blend it roughly in a blender.
In a pan heat some olive oil ( you can use regular sunflower or ground nut oil too ) I used Borges Extra Light Olive Oil
Add 1 tbs butter.
Into this add 3 tbs finely chopped garlic. This is very important.
Saute it for next 3-4 mins till becomes golden brown.
Now in the pan, add 1 medium sized onion finely chopped.
Let it cook on a medium flame till it becomes brown.
Now add finely chopped peppers ( Green and Red ) and half a tomato.
Now add the blended tomatoes into the pan.
Add salt and dry herbs. You may add some chili flakes too. I added Snappin Mixed Herbs and some leftover Domino's Oregano.
Cook this for another 5 mins. It will thicken and turn aromatic.
**This sauce can be used for Pasta as well as Pizza**
Now into the pan add boiled pasta. Cook for another 3-4 mins so that pasta takes up the flavour of the sauce.
Add a couple of tbs pasta water to adjust the consistency.
You may add veggies of your choice such as corn, bell peppers, broccoli etc. before adding the pasta to the sauce.
Serve it hot with a dash of cheese on top.
Here’s how to cook your pasta
In a deep pan, boil about 8 cups of water. Add 1tsp salt and 1 tsp oil.
Into this add the readymade pasta.
Let it cook for 3-4 mins.
It should become al dente ( half cooked) ** Do not overcook this**
Drain off the water. Add half a tsp oil and mix well.