Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipe (with tomato) - How to make pasta sauce

Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipe
I used to buy pasta sauce from Nilgiris and the brands always differ each time due to stock.So it was always a risky factor for me to a get a new brand each time....And as we make pasta rarely the big bottle I purchase never emtpies and by the time the expiry approaches. So these days I never buy pasta sauce...I go in for either instant white sauce recipes or pesto recipes. So this was the main reason for me to try homemade pasta sauce, though I didnt mean to store it for long due to the current cuts. I just referred the recipe and tweaked it to suit our taste.

Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipe

Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sauce | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Tomatoes - 3 medium sized
Onion - 1 small
Garlic - 4
Oregano - 1/4 tsp
Black Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli flakes - 1/2 tsp
Tomato Sauce - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp(optional)
Oilve Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste

Method:

  1. Boil enough water and add the tomatoes. Let it get cooked for 2-3 mins till you see the outer skin peeling off. Switch off, cool down and peel of the skin, trim the edges and puree it to a fine paste(no water to be added).Keep aside.
    How to make pasta sauce - Step1
  2. Heat oil, add onion,garlic and fry till nicely browned.Then add the tomato puree.Allow it to boil for 3mins.
    How to make pasta sauce - Step2
  3. Then add 1/2 cup water and allow it to boil for atleast 2mins. Add oregano, black pepper powder,chilli flakes, tomato sauce,salt and sugar. Give a quick stir and allow it reach a sauce consistency.Your pasta sauce is ready.
    How to make pasta sauce - Step3
Cool down and store in a clean airtight container.
Pasta Sauce with tomato

My Notes:

  • You can even add red / green bell pepper - just puree it and add it along with the tomato puree.
  • It keeps well for 3-4 days when refrigerated, depends on your climatic conditions too.
  • The above measure can be used for 1 servings for 1.5 cups of pasta for each serving.
  • Adding sugar is purely optional.
  • I loved the chunkiness in the sauce so did not add anything more to my pasta separately.
  • Just toss the cooked pasta, add greated cheese and enjoy your pasta anytime!
Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

31 comments:

  1. Awesome preparation...would love to try this sometime...

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  2. Awesome.. Perfectly done.. Love the color of it
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  3. loved the first Photo Just awesome ya !

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  4. You are correct Sharmi. Sticking with one brand here is difficult. After coming to India, I also started to pasta and pizza sauce at home only. Like the colour of the sauce.

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  5. You give such clear step-by-step pics. Awesome!

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  6. The sauce looks so tempting that I can have just that. Lovely clicks :)

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  7. I like pasta sauce with garlic, looks appetizing.

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  8. Lovely color. Loved the click with pasta :)

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  9. Great clicks.. nice recipe..
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  10. thanks for sharing this homemade version.surely i wil try this one:)

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  11. Simple and flavorful sauce. Will try soon

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  12. Simply delicious..One of our family Sunday favs..The sauce looks mouthwatering..Fabulous clicks..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  13. Very bright and tempting sauce,love this homemade sauce.

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  14. homemade sauces are always better. i also don't but any ready sauces. loved the dark grey and orange combo in the pics.

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  15. Though i love home made sauce, the tomatoes we get here in local shops won't be too red and kids won't like the pasta sauce in pale color:-( The aroma which fills the entire house when we make the sauce at home is awesome. Nicely done

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  16. It is good to make fresh sauce every time. I really like this simple version of tomato sauce.

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  17. Hi Sharmi.. I was just searching for exactly this recipe yesterday as I was not willing to buy the one from store. Thank u so much . Sauce looks Yummy !!!Will try this as soon sa possbile.

    Sindhu
    http://www.relishdveggies.blogspot.com/

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  18. A good fresh home made sauce beats all the store bought.. love the colour too!

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  19. Love the flavor of fresh sauce, but since we eat pasta a lot I stock on the bottles. Luckily I get the same brand always.

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  20. hi sharmilee i cant thank u enough for the recipe...i just made it for my 4 yr old daughter and she is eating it up so happily...she always wanted me to make pasta for her ....its my first my, i followed ur recipe to the T and it came out so well...thank u..keep up the great job!

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  21. really brilliant Sharmilee you all recipes just rocks.....

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  22. Great Great Great recipes in your block i love it :)

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  23. Thank you for this gr8 recipe , Sharmilee . tried it and came out real good

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  24. nice receipe
    i tried it and everybody enjoyed eating it

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  25. I tried it it was really awesome!! Thank u for the recipe......Keep helping us like this. Thanks again!

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  26. This was yet another super duper hit recipe of yours. Used it as Pizza base and the pizza got over even before I knew it. Thank you for sharing.

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  27. Thanks a ton sharmilee... made yummy pizza for my special day... surprised hubby with homemade pizza!!! WOW it was awesome... both sauce and wheat base recipe from your blog!!! You rock....

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