Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Fusilli with Homemade Marinara Sauce

It's all about milestones, epic or otherwise and I am all for doing things that will forever get frozen in mind. When it was time for the BM# 50, we all thought we should meet up again to celebrate the occasion. That's what we did last week, when 12 of us from Blogging Marathon group met in Madras, over the weekend and enjoyed our company. The BM#50 Celebration created a life time impression in each of us.

So before it was even settling down, we have the month starting and we are doing the first week of the Edition. I picked up to do Pastas with different sauces. As you can see, I mostly end up doing themes that my kids will like to eat. The latest ingredient that atleast two of my kids like to eat is Pastas. They don't mind any variety, it was to be one. I am not sure why Peddu doesn't like it much. Maybe they decided that atleast one of them have to say no, just to make me cook different dishes.

In my book, atleast two of them eating a dish was more than enough. I made all pastas one fine Saturday morning for breakfast. I selected that day as hubby dear was not home and it was easy to cook pastas for the rest. By end of the day, everybody said they have been eating only pastas through the day! I even thought they may not want to eat Pastas for sometime. Still I was glad that they liked all the varieties that I made. Infact Peddu also ate some of it. So on the whole, it was a nice experience trying out different sauces and different pastas.

The only drawback in such cooking expedition, my creativity in terms of clicking pictures goes for a toss. Mind seem to get frozen and I simply can't think of any new composition for the final pictures. So if all the pasta posts seem similar in setup, blame my insipid brain.

Fusilli with Homemade Marinara Sauce

Ingredients Needed:

Fusilli pasta - 1 cup

For the Marinara Sauce

Ripe Tomatoes - 4 big
Garlic - 4 -5 cloves
Olive Oil - 2 tsp
Red Chile flakes
Salt to taste
Dry parsley
Dry Basil

How make Fusilli with Homemade Marinara Sauce

Bring to boil a pot full of water. When it starts rolling boil, add the fusilli and cook for 5 -7 mins till the fusilli is cooked.

Drain over a colander and sprinkle oil to make sure it doesn't get struck.

How to make Homemade Marinara Sauce

Meanwhile, blanch the slit tomatoes for 5 -7 mins, allow to cool and make a puree.

Heat a non stick pan with olive oil. Add crushed garlic and saute well. Then add the tomato puree, salt and all the other seasoning.

Bring to boil and cook over low flame till the sauce thickens.

Adjust spice level and continue cooking till the sauce becomes thick.

Allow it to cool and store.

To make Fusilli with Homemade Marinara Sauce

Heat a non stick pan with a tsp of olive oil, toss the boiled fusilli and add required amount of marinara sauce and combine everything together.

Serve in a bowl with grated cheese on top

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11 comments :

Suma Gandlur said...

The important thing is that your kids enjoyed them. :)The sauce has a nice flavor and hue.

Varadas Kitchen said...

A whole day of pasta would be very welcome at my house. Nice basic recipe.

Priya Suresh said...

My kids most favourite sauce, they can have this sauce even everyday.

vaishali sabnani said...

All kids as well as grownups love pasta and that sauce looks very vibrant.

A Kamalika Krishmy said...

Looks hot and spicy.. would just be perfect to my palattes

Annu Swamy said...

The pics are pretty good Valli, u neednt worrry! Pastas are my Abi's favourite too! Just for my clarity, how different are arabiatta and marinara in their taste?

Pavani N said...

That is one quick and easy tomato sauce of pasta Valli.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Vibrant looking sauce. Simple flavors which the kids love.

Padmajha PJ said...

I can literally visualize the kids now that I seen all three. Missing the meet. Anyways, the pasta is a hit at least with one kid at home and as you said one or the other had to like / hate a dish!!

sneha datar said...

Could finish this bowl of pasta, very tempting.

Priya Srinivasan said...

Pasta is something which we have not got used to yet!! maybe in april, i have planned a bake, with it, hopefully they like!!! Looks delicious!!!

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