Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Pasta Delight - Penne Arrabiata

One of the most loved pasta! Simple delightful Penne Arrabiata simmered in rich flavourful tomato sauce served with tasty garlic bread.

This is my version of Penne Arrabiata.

  • 100 gms Boiled Penna Pasta
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 4 Garlic Cloves finely chopped
  • 1 Medium Sized Onion finely chopped
  • 200 gms Tomato Puree 
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Chilly Flakes OR use Mixed Herbs
  • 1 tsp Crushed Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 Cup Grated Cheese 
  • 1/4th tsp Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as per requirement

Boiling of Pasta:
  • In a big sauce pan, add water till the pan is half filled and bring it to boil. Add salt to the boiling water. Now add penne pasta. Cook pasta on high flame and keep on stirring occasionally for about 10-12 minutes or as per instructions given on the pasta pack. Before draining the pasta check whether it is cooked to your liking.
  • Normally cook the pasta till "Al Dente" where you will feel slight resistance when you give a bite to it.

  • Keep 1 cup of pasta water aside as we will need it later. 
  • Drain the water from pasta using sieve and run it under cold water to stop it from over cooking. Now drizzle 1 tbsp Oil over the pasta immediately so avoid sticking. 
For Sauce:
  • In a pan heat oil. Add finely chopped garlic and saute for a minute, do not brown the garlic. 
  • Add finely chopped onions and saute till translucent. Now add tomato puree (I normally used store bought tomato puree for this preparation as it gives an extra kick to this dish), tomato ketchup and mix well. 
  • Cook the tomato puree till oil separates from it. Now add mixed herbs, crushed black pepper powder, salt and sugar. Adjust the salt as the pasta and ketchup already has salt in it.
  • Once the sauce is cooked add the boiled penne pasta and mix gently. Add 1/4th cup of pasta water if your pasta feels too dry and simmer the pasta for 5 minutes on low to medium flame.
  • Lastly add grated cheese over the pasta and mix well. (I use normal processed cheese mainly Amul brand, you can use cheese of your choice)
  • Penne Arrabiata is ready.
  • Garnish with grated cheese.
  • Serve hot with garlic bread.

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