Basil and Tomato Pasta


Basil and Tomato Pasta

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Try this hearty, tangy pasta for its fresh and delicious flavors. A thick sauce of tomato pulp, onions, garlicbasil leaves and fresh cream is tossed in with farfalle pasta and topped with grated parmesan cheese. To be enjoyed immediately!

Basil and Tomato Pasta recipe - How to make Basil and Tomato Pasta

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

3 cups cooked farfalle

For The Basil and Tomato Sauce
1 1/2 cups tomato pulp , refer to handy tip
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 tbsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp sugar
4 to 5 tbsp fresh cream
12 to 15 basil , chopped
2 tbsp butter or olive oil

For The Garnish
4 tbsp grated parmesan cheese or
processed cheese

Method
For the basil and tomato sauce

    For the basil and tomato sauce
  1. Heat the olive oil or butter in a pan, add the onions and garlic and sauté till the onions turn translucent.
  2. Add the tomato pulp and cook till the sauce thickens (approx. 5 to 7 minutes).
  3. Add the chilli powder, tomato purée, sugar, salt and ½ cup of water and bring to a boil.
  4. Add the cream and basil leaves. Mix well and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Just before serving, re-heat the basil and tomato sauce and toss the bow pasta in it.
  2. Serve hot garnished with cheese.

Handy tip;

    Handy tip;
  1. Tomato pulp is made by blanching whole tomatoes in hot water and thereafter peeling, desseding and chopping them.

Tips
  1. Tomato pulp is made by blanching whole tomatoes in hot water and thereafter peeling, deseeding and chopping them.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy467 cal
Protein13.4 g
Carbohydrates76.9 g
Fiber1.7 g
Fat11.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A618.7 mcg
Vitamin B11.1 mg
Vitamin B20.5 mg
Vitamin B37.5 mg
Vitamin C27.6 mg
Folic Acid46.6 mcg
Calcium80.9 mg
Iron4.3 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium74.7 mg
Potassium328.1 mg
Zinc1.2 mg

Reviews

Basil and Tomato Pasta
 on 05 May 12 03:36 PM
4

Very easy and yummm...
Basil and Tomato Pasta
 on 03 Mar 12 09:10 PM
5

Basil and Tomato Pasta
 on 10 Aug 11 02:23 PM
4

Basil and Tomato Pasta
 on 09 Sep 10 10:09 AM
5

A good party recipe which can served on the table. I have tried this recipe using other types of pasta like penne and fussili and the results were good. I combined 2 different types of coloured pastas and it was even more colourful and appealing to eyes.