Pasta is one of my favourite to cook mostly for dinner. I find it to be so satisfying and so easy to put together. My top favourite is tomato based ones and my sister loves her white sauce pasta a lot. Zucchini is my latest favourite veggie and i love to add it in pasta a lot because it gives the crunchy taste to it and it goes perfect with that.
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 2 to 3
Olive Oil – 5 tblspn
Pasta – 2 cup (any variety, i used spirals)
Garlic – 6 cloves chopped
Celery – 1 medium size chopped very finely
Tomatoes – 4 large pureed
Zucchini – 1 large cubed
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar – 1 tsp
Tomato Ketchup – 1/4 cup
Oregano – 1 tsp
Parmesan as needed for serving
Heat olive oil in a pan, add in cubed zucchini and fry them till golden, drain to a plate.
In the same oil, add in chopped garlic, and fry for few mins.
Add in onions, celery and carrot. cook this till it gets golden.
Add in the tomato puree and cook till oil separates.
Add in chilli powder, oregano, salt, sugar and ketchup. Mix well.
Add in some water and simmer for few mins.
Add in the fried zucchini and mix well. Sauce done.
When the sauce is cooking, you can cook the pasta in lots of boiling salted water as per package directions. Drain them and add it to the sauce.
You can add some of the cooking water which you drained too.
Top with lots of grated parmesan before serving.
|You will be needing, onion, garlic, tomatoes, carrot, |
celery and some zucchini
|And also some more ingredients|
|First take tomatoes in a blender|
|Puree them up|
|Prepare your other veggies as well|
|Heat some olive oil in a pan|
|add in the zucchini|
|fry them up|
|they should turn nice and golden|
|remove them to a bowl|
|in the same oil, add in chopped garlic|
|fry them up|
|add in onions, celery and carrots|
|saute them well|
|they will get golden|
|now add in some salt and sugar|
|and some tomato puree|
|cook them down|
|add in chilli powder or some chilli flakes|
|cook till oil separates from the mix|
|add in some tomato ketchup|
|and some oregano|
|pour in some water|
|now simmer this for few mins|
|now add in the fried zucchini|
|mix well..The sauce is done|
|while you are making the sauce, you can start |
cooking the pasta on other stove..
|Bring lots of water to a good boil|
|add salt as soon as the water starts to boil|
|add in the pasta, i used spirals|
|let them simmer and cook as per package directions|
|now it almost cooked|
|add it to the pasta|
|add little of the starchy cooking water which you drained |
from the pasta, this will emulsify the sauce.
|Serve with lots of grated parmesan|