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Friday, June 15, 2012

Basil and Tomato Pasta

Basil and Tomato Pasta

Basil and Tomato sauce is one of the famous pasta sauce in Italy .
  • 3 cups Fusilli Pasta
For The Basil and Tomato Sauce
  • 2 cups Tomato Puree
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic 
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 ½ tsp Chili powder
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp fresh cream
  • 12 to 15 chopped Basil
  • 2 cups  grated Parmesan cheese


Pasta and Sauce Preparation:

Pasta Preparation:

  • Take 1 liter water in a wok, add Fusilli pasta to it and cook it for 15 mins.


  • After cooking drain the water completely and keep it aside.

 Basil and Tomato sauce Preparation:
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan, add garlic and onions to it. Saute till the onions turn translucent.


  • Add the tomato puree and cook till the sauce thickens.


  • Add the chili powder, sugar, salt and ½ cup of water and bring to a boil.
  • At last add the cream and basil leaves.

  • Mix well and keep aside.

 Serving Pasta with Sauce:
  • While serving toss the Fusilli Pasta in the Basil and Tomato sauce.
  • Garnish with cheese.
  • In case you are serving it after sometime reheat the Basil and Tomato Sauce and then toss the Fusilli Pasta in it. Serve hot garnished with Parmesan Cheese!



  • You can also add capsicum, carrot, cabbage or any other vegetable of your choice in this pasta sauce.
  • You can prepare larger quantity of this sauce and freeze it for future use.