PAsta with chunky tomato sauce

Posted on September 11, 2009. Filed under: Microwave, pasta | Tags: , |

Farfalle (bow-shaped pasta) tossed in a tomato basil sauce makes a quick and delicious snack to kids.
You may use any other pasta if the bow shaped one is not available. The time taken to cook will differ with the different shapes and sizes of the paste.

Cooking Time : 19 mins.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Serves 4.

¾ cup farfalle (bow-shaped pasta)
1 teaspoon oil
½ cup onions, finely chopped
3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped celery
6 medium tomatoes
1 teaspoon basil or dried mixed herbs
1 tablespoon cream
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1. Make a criss cross slit on each tomato and place in a microwave safe plate and microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes.
2. Place them in a bowl of cold water and keep aside for 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Peel and quarter the tomatoes into 6 to 8 pieces. Remove and discard the seeds and keep the tomatoes aside.
4. In a medium sized microwave safe bowl, heat 1½ cups of water for 2 minutes.
5. Add 1 teaspoon oil and the pasta and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes, stirring once in between.
6. Drain and pour cold water over the pasta to arrest cooking. Drain and keep aside.
7. Add the tomatoes and microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes.
8. Add the basil, salt, pepper and microwave on HIGH for 2 more minutes.
9. Add the cream and sugar and mix well.
10. Just before serving, add the pasta mix well and microwave on HIGH for 1 more minute.
11. Serve hot.

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