Classic Italian Pasta

Classic Italian Pasta


All of us love Pasta, especially when it is made very succulent and tasty, certainly it becomes our favourite. This recipe is very simple. A couple of ingredients, one of the most yummiest pasta, our favourite dish at home. This recipe is very special to me as I learnt it from my husband . In one of his trips to Italy, he learnt this recipe .  I have used fusilli pasta . Serve this pasta hot , it tastes divine.


Fusilli pasta – 4 handfuls ( cooked )

Very finely chopped garlic flakes – 15 flakes

Very finely chopped onions –  3/4 cup

Very finely chopped tomatoes – 6 ( peel and chop the tomatoes )

Salt to taste

Dry red chillies – 4 ( deseeded and broken to small pieces )

Olive oil – 4 to 5 tablespoons

To Garnish

Grated Parmesan cheese – little

Torn basil leaves – little


Heat a pan. Add olive oil. Add the broken red chillies and sauté on medium flame till dark golden colour. Add the minced garlic. Sauté on sim flame till golden. Next, add the chopped onion. Sauté till golden. Add the chopped tomatoes. Cover and cook on sim flame till mushy. Open the lid and add salt to taste. Add the cooked pasta and sauté on sim flame for 5 minutes. Cover and cook for further 3 minutes. Switch off the stove. Garnish. Mix well and serve hot topped with some more grated Parmesan cheese.

Chef’s Tips

1) Cook the pasta  al dente. Do not over cook the pasta.

2) Do not chop the basil leaves with a knife. When the metal touches the basil leaf it will discolour. Best is to tear the basil  leaf with your hands.

3) Can use any pasta of your choice.






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