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Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce

Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce

2 cups pasta;
5 cups water;
1 cup capsicum;
1/2 cup onion;
1 tbsp chopped garlic;
1/2 cup zuccini;
1 cup tomato basil sauce (Or Fresh Basil and Tomato Sauce Seperately);
2 tbsp olive oil;
1 tbsp chilli flakes;
salt to taste;
1/4 cup grated cheese;
Cilantro(Coriander Leaves) for garnish.


Take 5 cups water in a deep sauce pan and let it boil. Add a little salt and oil to boiling water to prevent pasta to stick to each other. Let it boil for 30 sec then add pasta shells. Let it cook till tender and drain the water and run under cold water some 1 minute then drain again and keep the pasta aside as cold water will help the pasta to cool down quickly and prevent stickiness. Cut onion ,capsicum,zuccini length wise 1/2 inch strips. Heat oil in pan and add onion,garlic and saute for 2 mins. Add capsicum ,zuccini and saute for 3 min. Next add the sauce to the above and cook it till the sauce binds nicely with veggies(approx 3 min). Add chilli flakes,salt to the above and mix it nicely. Add the cooked pasta to the above sauce and stir till the pasta blends nicely with the sauce. Add the grated cheese to the above and mix it well. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

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