Apr 23, 2012

Penne Pasta with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Pasta is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine. Today I post pasta recipe under Blogging Marathon….Italian Cuisine with Indian twist theme. So here I came with “Penne pasta with Spicy Tomato Sauce”……in which we used al dente penne pasta means fully cooked neither over or nor under-cook with water and salt. For Spicy Tomato sauce which I prepared with Indian spices and very simple cooking technique at home.
Pasta is generally a simple dish, but comes in large varieties because it is a versatile food item. Some pasta dishes are served as a first course in Italy because the portion sizes are small and simple. The servings are usually accompanied by a side of meat. Pasta is also prepared in light lunches, such as salads or large portion sizes for dinner. It can be prepared by hand or food processor and served hot or cold. Pasta sauces vary in taste, color and texture. When choosing which type of pasta and sauce to serve together, there is a general rule that must be observed.

For Pasta
Penne pasta
Few drops of Olive oil
A pinch of Salt
Water (double of pasta)
For Spicy Tomato Sauce
1 Onion (roughly chopped)
1 tsp. Olive oil
2 Tomato (roughly chopped)
1 tsp. Green chilli sauce
2 tsp. Tomato sauce
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp. Black pepper
1/4 tsp. Red chilli powder
Other ingredients
Basil leaves (Indian Basils)
Grated cheese

  • How to boil Penne Pasta
Heat the water in the pan on high flame, when water starts boiling add pasta, oil and salt. Check pasta continuously. It’s become soft and tender within 15 minutes. Press and check the pasta’s softness means it’s become well-cooked not over-cook or under-cook. Drain the water from the pasta and wash it with cold water and toss with little olive oil.
  • How to prepare Spicy Tomato Sauce
Heat the pan on medium flame with few drops of olive oil and sauté onion for 2 minutes, when onion look little transparent pinkish color add roughly chopped tomatoes and sauté until cook completely and look like sauce add green chilli sauce and tomato sauce and all spices. Mix well and sauté for 2 minutes. Remove pan from the fire and keep aside to cool.
  • How to present Penne Pasta with Spicy Tomato Sauce
There are so many way to present one dish, today I post  2 way to serve one dish. First one,
Now place the few portion of cooked pasta into serving bowl or plate. On the top of pasta, place the spicy tomato sauce in centre. Now on the top sprinkle cheese and garnish with basil leaves. 
Second one is, Combine together cooked pasta with Spicy Tomato sauce and garnish with cheese and basil leaves.

Submit this pasta recipe with following events:
Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#15



  1. Looks yummy . One of my kids' favorite dishes. :)

  2. a simple Indianized version...very good fusion

  3. We are pasta lovers and it looks yummy.


  4. my favorite kind of sauce for pasta..u were right in picking the kind of pasta (Penne) for this sauce)

  5. Great pasta with tempting sauce !!

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  6. Preeti it looks so good. Want to eat it right away :)

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  8. Looks great simple but very tempting recipe..

  9. Pasta with Indian touch makes me hungry...lovely dish..

  10. Nice one. I am sure it was a hit among kids.

  11. My family's fav...Luks so perfect and yum

  12. That looks so delicious and yummy,my kiddo's all time fav...

  13. Pasta is looking really yummy!

  14. My daughter loves Pasta and the pics are too tempting:-)

  15. This is our fav too.Yummy sauce..

  16. one of the best recipes with pastas..nice clicks!

  17. Love pasta with cheese. They go very well together.

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