'Butter tomato pasta' - how delicious does this sound to you? Obviously if you love butter, tomatoes and pasta individually, these words would be tempting! Apart from Indian cuisine, the people of India have been including various kinds of other cuisines like Chinese, Mexican and Italian in their regular routines. Pasta is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine since the year 1154, which has also made a way into Indian kitchens and restaurants. It has become a favourite of almost all Indians of all age groups ranging from children to the elderly. A variety of different pastas are available in the market today including macaroni, fussili, rotini, farfalle, spaghetti, vermicelli, penne and many more.
Here is a simple and tasty pasta recipe that will be loved by every child and adult who is fond of Italian food. 'Butter tomato pasta' - the name itself says that this dish is cooked in butter instead of oil, which brings in the uniqueness in its taste. There are many other tiny little things that provide a unique taste, aroma and balance to this easy dish.
Butter Tomato Pasta
- Preparation time - 5 minutes
- Cooking time - 20 minutes
- Serves - 4
- Pasta of your choice - 225 grams
- Canned tomatoes - 400 grams
- Water - 2 litres
- Butter - 2 tbsp
- Sugar - 2 tsp
- Salt - to taste
- Pepper - to taste
- Basil - a few fresh leaves or a pinch of dried basil
Take a 4 litre pot and pour in the water. Add a tablespoon of salt and bring it to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until tender (But firm to bite). Buy pasta of your choice here.
Meanwhile, prepare the tomato sauce. Shred the canned tomatoes with your fingers and put them in a saucepan. Pour all the juice in the 400 gram can into the saucepan. You can buy tin of peeled tomatoes here.
Add the butter and simmer the gas. Stir well and let it cook. Add salt, pepper, sugar and basil. Stir well and let it cook further. You might wonder why the sugar? This is because tomatoes are acidic, and sugar balances this acidity as well as provides the right taste for this dish.
When the pasta is done, drain it and mix with the cooked tomato sauce. Place it in a serving bowl and serve hot.
So easy, isn't it? So, the next time you want to have an Italian meal, you are surely going to try this one out. And, as far as the ingredients are concerned, you don't need to worry about going to the market to get them. As per the suggestions above, you can get your ingredients easily online at discounted prices if you shop with BigBasket coupons.
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