I had learnt this simple pasta recipe during my post graduation days from my friend Rashmi. Since then I have always cooked it. This red gravy pasta is delicious plus cheese, pepper/oregano and coriander leaves will give tempting flavour to the pasta. Additionally it is quick to cook.
Preparation time: 15 minutes (to cut vegetables and grate cheese while you boil pasta)
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 3 people
Pasta, boiled- ¾ of 200 gm packet (I used Blue Bird shell macroni)
Onion, finely chopped- 2 medium sized
Capsicum, finely chopped- 1 medium sized
Tomato, finely chopped- 2 meduim sized
Cheese, grated- 2 cup
Butter- 3 tbl spn
Pasta sauce- 3 tbl spn (I used Funfoods Pizza & Pasta Sauce)
Salt- as per your taste
Pepper- ½ tbl spn
Oregano- ½ tbl spn
Coriander leaves, chopped- 1 cup
How did I make it:
First of all I boiled pasta in water putting 1-2 drops of oil to it. Oil adds nice texture to pasta. This will take about 10 minutes. Drain off the water using a strainer. Keep it aside.
While the pasta is getting boiled, cut vegetables into tiny squares. Also shred cheese.
Take a frying pan and heat butter in it. As butter melts, add little shredded cheese. Next put onion and sauté it till they turn pinkish brown.
Then add capsicum and tomato. Sauté it properly for about 5 minutes till they are partially cooked.
Put pasta sauce to it. Sprinkle salt, pepper and oregano to the gravy. Also pour ½ glass of water to make gravy little loose. Cook it by stirring it for about 3-4 minutes.
Finally add boiled pasta to it and mix it well with the gravy.
Serve pasta in a plate and top it off with grated cheese and coriander leaves while it is hot.
Enjoy yummy cheesy red gravy pasta... J