Pasta with Tomato Sauce

My daughter loves pasta.  This is a very simple,  tomato sauce in the authentic Italian way.  Buying ready tomato pasta sauce is so expensive and the next time you go to use its past the expiry date so all that goes into the bin.  Making this sauce at home is so easy and quick. Try it without any preservatives its healthy and yummy.

For the Tomato Sauce

5-6 Red ripe tomatoes - diced
1 Teaspoon Garlic - minced
1 Onion  - finely chopped
1/2 cup Water
1 Bay leaf
1 Teaspoon Sugar
1 Teaspoon Dried Basil 

To make the sauce
1 Onion - finely chopped
1 Teaspoon  Garlic - minced
Salt to taste
1/2 Teaspoon Dried Basil or 4 -5 Fresh Leaves
Oil  - to saute
1 Cup Farfale Pasta
Water as required by the pasta to boil
Pinch of salt
Grated Cheese for serving


Place the tomatoes in a pressure pan. Add the garlic, onion and bay leaf to it.  Add water and then season with salt and sugar.  Close the pressure pan  and take 3 whistles, switch off the flame.  Cool, remove the bay leaf, then puree it.

In a separate pan, heat oil, add chopped onions and chopped garlic saute for a minute. Add the tomato puree. Cook till its reduces to half.  Add basil leaves or  dried basil and keep aside. Tomato sauce is ready.

Boil the pasta water with salt, let it boil. Drain when done

Transfer in a serving dish and serve with the tomato sauce, top it with cheese and parboiled veggies,  just dig into it and enjoy hmm m yum.  
 The flavor of the sauce is so delicate, fresh and sweet that it needed nothing at all because I had it without cheese.

This is my entry for the BM #50, theme Pasta with different sauces.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#50.

Labels: Pasta, Blogging Marathon.
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. This dish is definitely a kid's friendly dish, hard to resist.

  2. That is one popular base for pasta dish.

  3. Lovely sauce looks very tempting.

  4. Tomato sauce and pasta really go so well together.

  5. Nice indianised version of sauce sneha! Bay leaf adds a good flavour.

  6. I guess this is one version most like!..

  7. Nice sauce and a fav with kids as well!

  8. My kids love cheesy tomato pasta sauce. They will love your dish :-)

  9. Interesting sauce. Kids will definitely love it.

  10. Pasta in Tomato Sauce is tasty and delicious dish. Love to read how to make tomato puree pasta.

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