Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce
I wanted to try something new…more on the whole food option. It should be healthy vegetarian dish. I saw this recipe on Food Food Tv channel, as it was a healthy dish and so end of it, I decided to give it a try. It came out very well at my first try, it is really simple and tasty dish and Content of this recipe is light; Fresh tomatoes and basil, mixed with all sorts of goodness, delivered a wonderfully clean taste. I have become a fan of the deliciousness of this spaghetti with tomato sauce.
  For the tomato sauce
 Tomatoes – diced 5
 Peas- handful
 Garlic clove-1
 Onion-    1
Water-    1/2 cup
 Bay leaf- 1
Sugar-    1/2 tsp
Basil leaves-    4-5
Onions – chopped-    1 tbsp
Chopped garlic-    1/2 tbsp
Salt and pepper to taste
 Olive Oil – 3 tbsp to sauté
Mix herb- 1 tsp
fresh basil, julienned-few    
  For the spaghetti
Whole wheat spaghetti-300 gms
3 cups water or as required by the pasta to boil
Pinch of salt
Method For the tomato sauce:
Cook the tomatoes in a pan.
Add the clove of garlic, onion and bay leaf to it.
Add water and then season with salt and sugar.
Cover and let the tomatoes boil.
Cool and then grind to a puree.
Now in a separate pan, heat oil and add cooked peas ,chopped onions and chopped garlic.
Add the tomato puree. Cook till its reduces to half.
Add basil leaves and mixed herbs keep aside.

Method for Spaghetti

1.Bring a pot of salted water to a rolling boil, and add the whole wheat spaghetti to it. Cook it uncovered until done.Usually  it will cook about 12 minutes, but whole wheat can take longer, depending on the brand.
2.While the spaghetti is cooking, start the sauce.
3.Check the sauce for seasoning, and turn off the heat once the sauce has thickened;Now add the spaghetti to the sauce
4.Toss the spaghetti in the sauce until it is well coated. Add the freshly chopped basil and toss Turn off the heat and drizzle with some more olive oil if you wish
5.Add spaghetti and serve in a bowl, Feel free to spice it up with herbs , basil and  coriander.