Friday, October 22, 2010

Mini Shell Pasta With Tomato Basil Sauce


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Mini shell pasta is a big favorite at home. They take very little to cook compared to bigger types of pasta and ideal for kids. Earlier I had cooked mini shells with indian spices and it had come out very well and this time I prepared the sauce with tomato and lot of herbs like parsley and basil with some veggies. The flavors get absorbed very well by these mini shells. If you like pasta I am sure you would enjoy this too.

I got inspired to cook this tomato basil sauce from Sunita of Collaborative Curry where she used for her capellini pasta. I modified it slightly to suit my taste. Thank you Sunitha for the wonderful recipe you shared.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups pasta shells
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup bell pepper (red n green color)
  • 3/4 cup diced mushroom
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 2 green chilli
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated parmeson cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste

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Cooking Procedure:

Add a little salt and oil to boiling water,let it boil for 30 sec then add the shell pasta (adding oil prevents the pasta to stick to each other).Let it cook till tender and drain the water and run under cold water for a 1 minute then drain again and keep the pasta aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add garlic, chopped onions and saute for a min then add bell pepper and stir for 1 min. Now add mushrooms, cover and let it cook for 1 min then add tomato puree,chopped parsley and dried basil. Stir and cook in a medium flame for 5 min. Then add tomato sauce,salt and pepper and mix nicely.

Now add pasta to it and stir to blend it nicely. Let it cook for 2 min, switch off the flame, add the grated cheese and stir nicely and serve hot.

I am sending this pasta to Nupur's BB#8-One Dish Meals
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Tags: mini shell pasta, tomato, mushroom, basil, parsley, tomato basil sauce

51 comments:

Nandini said...

Wow! Pasta is exquisite. Slurp!

Satrupa said...

Pasta is an all time fav .. Basil definitely enhances the taste

Kairali sisters said...

Pasta is a family fav here..This is yummilicious..Addition of basil is a great twist..

indianspicemagic said...

Very healthy pasta with veggies...

Indrani said...

Mouth watering pasta, very neat pics, Satya

aipi said...

Such a beautiful looking pasta dish..all my favorite components in there..looks very delicious!

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Santosh Bangar said...

colouful and tasty paste .i think basil enhance the tase of this pasta

Shalini said...

tasty pasta with basils. i just loved the tomato ketchup n mushrooms in it. awesome!

cheers:)

sinfullyspicy said...

pasta looks really yummy! Love the sauce

Prathibha said...

Nice pasta..looks colorful..

jeyashrisuresh said...

i always make pasta with the readymade pasta sauce. looking for variations this would definetly turn out great for me.looks nice and will try this

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Paaka Shaale said...

Great recipe satya!!I'm making this :)

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Yummy looking pasta.Nice recipe.

Kurinji said...

Nice recipe...

PJ said...

This is making me soooo hungry :)

Supriya Nair said...

The pasta looks heavenly...love this version..thanks for sharing this one.

chaitrali pathak said...

yummy looking pasta...loved it

Fuat Gencal said...

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Saygılar.

Alessandra said...

Good to see that you also like Italian food! And I like Indian food!!!

Come and visit me, I have many vegetarian Italian recipes. See you soon!

Ciao
Alessandra

In the meantime I'll follow you :-)

Priya Sreeram said...

my daughter is looking in to the picture as i am typing the comment and has given a huge thumbs up! way to go, am making it this evening !

Umm Mymoonah said...

I just love pasta shells, this looks so delicious with the lovely flavours in it

An Open Book said...

Basil is my new found love

Biny Anoop said...

wow nice recipe...i love the pasta and the flavours thats added to it.....
Biny

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Lovely looking pasta!

Nupur said...

That pile of pasta is so tempting- thanks very much for sending in an entry!

Prathima Rao said...

I love pasta but nvr tried any sauce wid basil though read it in many books. I was not happy wid any of it..But yours definitely gets a thumbs up!

Simply Life said...

Looks like a perfect pasta dish!

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

pasta looks yummy dear...

Mimosa Café said...

hello Satya! thanks very much for the very useful information about the methi. i can't wait to use it. i will share my experiences once i cook something with it. and growing sprouts is such great idea to utilize. thanks very much! best wishes from istanbul.

Priya (elaichii) said...

Slurp! thatz how yummy it looks!
BTW you mentioned about a lunch box event, can you send me the link plz!

Suja Sugathan said...

Wow that looks good..real yummy

harini-jaya said...

really a tempting serving of pasta there!!

Raina said...

Wonderful pasta dish! My family would love this. I love the flavors you have used. It must be delicious. I am really hungry now; wish I could have a taste:)

Kirby said...

You get a big YUM from me!

Madhu said...

Very Nice Pasta recipe

Sayali said...

hey nice recipe .........

Dimah said...

Your pasta looks delicious! What a fantastic combination of ingredients.

Akila said...

wow so lovely pastas dear...

Chef Bee said...

I love tomato and basil pasta. This looks wonderful.

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Swathi said...

Pasta looks delicious. YUMMY.

Madhavi said...

Love this pasta, yummyyyy post :))

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Vasavi Suresh said...

Hi Satya, pasta looks delicious. an award is waiting for you at my blog.. Grab it..

Smitha said...

Haven't cooked with shell pasta for a long time...will have make ur dish soon...yummy!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks and sounds great,my kiddo would love this way!

swapna said...

Lovely looking pasta...yummy!!

kavita said...

Scrumptious and healthy !

Ananda Rajashekar said...

trust me too adorable to eat :D

Sushma Mallya said...

looks delicious..nice flavours..

Foodie Ann said...

That looks great...:)

Anonymous said...

How many servings does this make?

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