Sunday, July 08, 2007

Spaghetti in Tomato Basil sauce

I can make a mean Spaghetti in a Tomato Basil sauce!! Here's my recipe.

Ingredients:
  1. 4 Tomatoes
  2. Spaghetti sticks (or whatever they are called)
  3. A little Basil (Tulsi)
  4. A few cloves of garlic
  5. Olive Oil
  6. A little Mozzarella Cheese
  7. A dash of Thyme
  8. A dash of Parsley powder
  9. A dash of freshly ground pepper
  10. Salt to taste
Now on to the recipe
  1. Take a pot of water and put about 1 teaspoon of salt in it. Put the spaghetti sticks in and cook over a light flame.
  2. As the same time, take a large saucepan and pour some olive oil in it.
  3. Heat the oil till it starts to get hot. Put finely chopped garlic into the olive oil and saute.
  4. Throw in the Thyme, Parsley Powder and some of the finely chopped basil and continue to saute.
  5. While the garlic is being sauted, cut 3 tomatoes into quarters. Put the tomatoes, 1 clove of garlic and rest of the Basil into a blender (a.k.a mixie) and make a fine puree.
  6. By now the garlic would have started to go golden brown. Pour the puree into the saucepan.
  7. Cut the remaining tomato into quarters and put it into the saucepan.
  8. Keep the lid open and continue to cook the sauce.
  9. At the same time keep checking on the spaghetti. Push down the sticks into the water and keep cooking until they soften.
  10. Both the sauce and spaghetti take about 15-20 minutes to cook. The sauce will reduce from a watery puree to a thick red sauce.
  11. Slice up a bit of the Mozzarella cheese into small cubes and put them into the sauce.
  12. Stir the sauce to melt the cheese.
  13. Drain the spaghetti from the water using a sieve.
  14. Once the cheese has melted into the sauce put the spaghetti into the sauce and mix well.
  15. Serve immediately!
Full Veg. All ingredients available in Bangalore, including the cheese, herbs and spaghetti. Since I don't cook meat at home, I have no clue on how to add meatballs to it.

Mama Mia!

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