Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Yummy Penne Pasta

I and' N' both of us like to try new food always.I always eat out different varieties of food and come home and try to prepare them out in my own kitchen .Well i always enjoy doing this.So finally came up with pasta this weekend.Well i must confess to you guys it came out so good that yesterday we went and bought some pasta to prepare for the next week also.So think this weekend its gonna be a italian cuisine in my house ..hee.hee.

Penne pasta- 1 pack [10oz]
Tomato paste-3 tsp[Preferably Roma]
Fresh basil leaves-5-6
Cheese- 3 tbsp
Salt and pepper- for seasoning
tomato sauce- 2 tsp
One large tomato- diced
Garic- 4-5 big cloves
Olive oil- 4tsp
Chilly flakes- 2tsp

1.Take a large pot and fill it with water ,add a hand full of salt and 1 tsp of olive oil .Add penne pasta to it and cook it not till done.Stop when just done .Drain and keep aside.Save about a cup or two of pasta water and keep aside.
2.Now take a pan add olive oil and add minced garlic and saute for 1 min till it turns slightly creamish brown.Then add chilly flakes and saute for one more minute
3.Then add diced tomatoes and keep stirring for a couple of minutes.I have used roma tomatoes as they are more fleshy and less watery.
4.Then add tomato sauce and tomato paste and stir till it becomes thick.
5.Then add panne pasta to it and season with salt and pepper and mix properly.I have selected penne here because it has ridges and it will absorb all the flavour and just taste yummy.
6.If this turns dry thin it by adding pasta water what we had saved.This is a tip what i got by watching food network..Love that channel.
7.Then finally add strips of basil and stir so that it mixes uniformly.then sprinkle cheese and keep lid closed and remove from the fire..
8.Serve hot ... with fresh basil on the top.Enjoy..


Asha said...

Looks good.My Penne pasta contains meat!;D Pasta dishes are easy and satisfying,aren't they? Enjoy.

Richa said...

Soumya, pasta looks very appetising. Is it wheat pasta?
I too am fond of pasta, will blog about it sometime.
BTW thanks for stopping by my blog!
Keep Smiling

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey Asha,
Yup they are filling..and very easy to prepare too..

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Richa,
Yup they are...Thanks

Vcuisine said...

Very nice Soumya, never tried. Viji

USHA said...

Hi Soumya,

Pasta looks tempting,delicious.

Prema Sundar said...

Adding cheese would surely enhance the taste.. I do it a bit different and ur look very nice.. got to try this out Soumya. thanks for the recipe.
Check out mine

Vini K said...

It is amazing how simple home made pasta can be so delicious,isn't it?

surya said...

First time in your blog soumya.Pasta looks good.I fond of pasta,especially in tomato sauce.By the way,your bread fruit recipes are so good.I love bread fruit,but only frozen packets are available here.No way to get the fresh ones.Thanks for the nice recipes.

swapna said...

wow soumya
the pasta is looking tasty!!with all that tomato ..mmyummy!!

Padmaja said...

Looks yummy, I add few greens. Try adding spincah it tastes delicious.

KrishnaArjuna said...

Nice pictures Soumya!

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Viji,
Thanks gotta try this.Its simply superb and very easy meal for a lazy day.hee.hee

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Usha,
Thanks dear

Hey Prema,
Saw your vertion its intresting too.will give a try next time.Thanks for forwarding the link.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Vini K,
thanks dear.Its very simple,but the flavour is simply nice

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey Surya,
Thanks for stopping by and posting a comment.It really appretiate it.It seems you are also fan of breadfruit.thanks

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi swapna,
Thanks dear.Hmm i agree.These tomatoes added to any dish enhances the flavour.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey padmaja,
I have tried it.But i love the flavour of basil.No offence.Even that is good .

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...



I have copied down the recipe so that when my wife, when she feels better, can cook it for us

trupti said...

That looks so good! I haven't made pasta in a while...will be trying this...I don't think I have just used tomato paste alone as a base, should be great.
I love food Network too! I was watching the reruns of my favorite "hell's kitchen" this afternoon!