Noodles with tomato and cheese sauce

Posted on September 10, 2009. Filed under: pasta | Tags: , , |

Cooking Time : 22 min.

Serves 4.

Ingredients
For the noodles

250 gms boiled pasta

For the tomato sauce
3/4 kg tomatoes
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 medium carrot, finely chopped
1 stick celery, finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh cream
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano or a pinch of ajwain (optional)
1 to 2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon grated cheese
salt to taste
For the cheese sauce

1 teacup cheese sauce

Method
1. For the tomato sauce
2. Put the tomatoes in a glass bowl and microwave on HIGH for 3 to 4 minutes or until the skin is loosened.
3. Remove the skin and grate into a pulp. Add 1/2 teacup of water.
4. Put the oil in a glass bowl and microwave on HIGH for about 12 seconds. Add the onion, carrot and celery and microwave on HIGH for 40 to 45 seconds.
5. Add the tomato pulp, chilli powder, orengo, sugar and salt and microwave on HIGH for 10 minutes, stirring once in-between after 5 minutes.
6. Add the cream and mix very well.
How to proceed
1. Put the noodles and the two sauces and grated cheese in individual serving dishes/bowls and let the guests help themselves to the noodles with desired toppings.

Cheese sauce:

Cooking Time : 0 mins. 50 secs.

Makes 1 teacup.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon plain flour (maida)
2 tablespoons grated cheese
1 teacup milk
salt and pepper to taste
Method
1. Put the butter in a glass bowl and microwave on HIGH for about 10 seconds.
2. Add the flour and microwave on HIGH for 20 seconds, stirring once in-between after 10 seconds.
3. Add the milk and cheese and microwave on HIGH for about 20 seconds. Do not boil.
4. Add salt and pepper.
Tips
Use as required.
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