Basil and Tomato Pasta




3 cups cooked farfalle (bow shaped paste)

For The Basil and Tomato Sauce

1 1/2 cups tomato pulp (Tomato pulp is made by blanching whole tomatoes in hot water and thereafter peeling, desseding and chopping them.)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 tbsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp sugar
4 to 5 tbsp fresh cream
12 to 15 basil , chopped
2 tbsp butter or olive oil

For The Garnish

4 tbsp grated processed cheese


For the basil and tomato sauce

Heat the olive oil or butter in a pan, add the onions and garlic and saute till the onions turn translucent.
Add the tomato pulp and cook till the sauce thickens (approx. 5 to 7 minutes).
Add the chilli powder, tomato puree, sugar, salt and 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil.
Add the cream and basil leaves. Mix well and keep aside.

How to proceed

Just before serving, re-heat the basil and tomato sauce and toss the bow pasta in it.
Serve hot garnished with cheese.

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