Pasta in Tomato Sauce ( Tiffin Recipe)

Pasta in Tomato Sauce ( Tiffin Recipe)

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Kids always love Pasta but unfortunately they get it only for dinner or on weekends because most moms think it is not suitable for sending in the tiffin box. The good news is that pasta, when prepared properly, can be comfortably packed for tiffin. Here, we prepare Pasta in Tomato Sauce in a way that is perfect for this purpose. Fusilli, when combined with tomato pulp, tomato ketchup, herbs and spring onions is so delicious that it retains its strong aroma and flavour for over four hours. A dash of cream improves the texture and consistency of the dish, making it all the more appealing.

Pasta in Tomato Sauce ( Tiffin Recipe) recipe - How to make Pasta in Tomato Sauce ( Tiffin Recipe)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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2 cups boiled fusilli
1 cup fresh tomato pulp , refer handy tip
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onions whites
1/2 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
salt to taste
1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
2 tbsp fresh cream
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onion greens

For The Topping
2 tbsp grated processed cheese

  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the spring onion whites and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the fresh tomato pulp, chilli powder, tomato ketchup, ½ cup of water, salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the fusilli, herbs, fresh cream and spring onions greens, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.

How to pack

    How to pack
  1. Cool slightly and pack in a tiffin box topped with cheese.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. 4 medium tomatoes when blanched in water, peeled, deseeded, chopped and blended will give approx. 1 cup of tomato pulp.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy444 cal
Protein15.1 g
Carbohydrates66.8 g
Fiber2.2 g
Fat13.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A749.6 mcg
Vitamin B10.9 mg
Vitamin B20.4 mg
Vitamin B36.1 mg
Vitamin C36.2 mg
Folic Acid50.2 mcg
Calcium157.3 mg
Iron4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium229.8 mg
Potassium336.8 mg
Zinc1 mg
Pasta in Tomato Sauce by Tarla Dalal


Pasta in Tomato Sauce ( Tiffin Recipe)
 on 11 Apr 16 12:45 PM

Great recipe, my kid loved it! The cream keeps the pasta soft. And the blanched tomatoes puree gave a wonderful taste. Thanks.
Tarla Dalal
11 Apr 16 02:24 PM
   Hi Preeti , we are delighted you loved the Pasta in tomato sauce recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
Pasta In Tomato Sauce ( Tiffin Treats for Kids )
 on 15 Jun 15 03:02 PM

Pasta in tomato sauce.. this is one of the favourite tiffin snack for the kids, its tangy creamy taste of the pasta is just too good. And the best part is it stays fresh and moist in the tiffin box upto 5 hours. A thumsbs up for this recipe.