We love Italian food !! It has very much become a staple diet. Pasta is something that we have atleast once a week, if not twice !! The days that have a buzy 7.30 am to 6 pm , I am sure to stir up the sauce into pasta that day. But we definitely do not stick to our monotonous flavours.. Its not just Creamy Tomato Sauce or White sauce always.. We do have a Chinese version , thats my favourite 😉 . Coriander Pesto Sauce – thats Hari’s favourite !! And more…
Can you believe I got my mom to like the Pasta genre . She was quite an antipasti.. until I made one for her when she visited me years before.. Amma like it butter laddened and loads of vegetable finely chopped with a dash of salt, pepper and chopped jalapenos. Its definitely history!!!
A few days back ,when I chanced upon a visit to the Indian grocer , I found Vine tomatoes dearth cheap.. 64p a kilo when our super market giants like Tesco’s to M&S sell them for 1.8£ to 3£. I could not hold myself back and brought bags:) Well thats the Indian heart in me or the chef in me, I decided to make something and stack it for the cold wintery days yet to come..
That was one buzy day !! And it had to be pasta for dinner ! Yaaay !! exclaims my lil miss bumblebee.. She loves her pasta loaded with butter and cheese. While making ours, I opened a bottle of Lloyds Grosman Tomato Basil sauce and it Occured in my mind.
Pasta Sauce it is !! I had to make mine to use up the tomatoes . And what else?? I made a Curry Paste that will come handy when my guests come around.
I googled to understand the making of passata and then the sauce. Tarla Dalal’s recipe came quite handy and I have altered the ingredients and proportions to suit our taste.
HOMEMADE TOMATO PASTA SAUCE
TIME COOK TIME
10 Min 30 Min 40 Min
Shelf Life : Under a week Refrigerated.
Adapted from : Tarla Dalal’s Tomato Sauce
TO WHIP A TOMATO PASTA
original recipe calls for adding 1/4 a cup of ketchup. I have tried it in my
first batch and found it sweetening my sauce. Hence I have omitted the sugar
called for as well.
recipe also calls for removing the bay leaf, peppercorns and green peppers.
But I like to retain them in my jar to retain the flavours.
Sending my much loved Pasta Sauce to Simply Pasta event hosted by Nayna Kanabar at Simply food , a brainchild of Jacqueline of Tinned tomatoes.