Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fusilli in tomato sauce

2 cups fusilli pasta
3 +1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup minced chicken(*Vegetarians can skip the chicken and proceed with the recipe.)
2-3 tomatoes
1 large onion chopped
4-5 crushed garlic cloves
1/2 yellow capsicum chopped
salt to taste
1 teaspoon black pepper powder
1 teaspoon chili flakes
1 teaspoon or more oregano herbs
2 tablespoon tomato sauce
3 tablespoon grated mozzarella/parmesan cheese
black olives for garnishing
  • Cook pasta in boiling water by adding 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt until al dente.
  • Drain the pasta and keep aside.
  • In a separate pan,boil water and blanch the tomatoes.
  • Remove the skin carefully,deseed and roughly chop the tomatoes.
  • Heat a pan and add 3 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Add onion and garlic and saute until golden brown.
  • Add minced chicken and stir on high flame for 5-8 minutes until the water drained  from chicken is dried completely.
  • Now add yellow capsicum,tomatoes,salt,oregano,chili flakes,pepper powder,tomato sauce and cook for 5-8 minutes.
  • Now add boiled pasta and cheese and mix well.
  • Remove in a serving plate and garnish with black olives and some more cheese.


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