Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Pasta Al Forno


I am a typical south Indian in food habits and I do not generally try out other dishes other than my typical south Indian dishes when we visit a restaurant. But my daughter loves to try out all vegetarian dishes .The other day  she came back from a restaurant and said that she loved the pasta that was served there. Curious to know if it was different from what I cooked at home, I asked her to describe it and she said it was creamy and with lot of cheese, not the typical red sauce . She said it was called as Pasta Al Ferno.I just smiled at her because I knew what the next question from her would be….When will you cook it at home????
Well I tried to search for the recipe and found out that the sauce was a combination of tomato and good amount of cheese and it is finally baked !So here is a simple , tasty and tested recipe of Pasta Al Forno
INGREDIENTS
Pasta
1Cup
Onion
1
Green bell pepper,1/2

Red bell pepper
1/2
Marinara sauce
1tbsp
Tomato Puree
2tbsp
Oregano
2tsp
Basil
few
Olive oil
1tbsp
Mozarella cheese
1/4 cup
Cheese slices
2
Salt
To taste

PREPARATION
Boil enough quantity of water and add the pasta to it. Cook it as per instructions.
Heat olive oil and add the cut onions, saute for 1 minute and then add the cut bell peppers and saute
Now add the marinara sauce and tomato puree. Mix well and cook for a minute or two
Now add the oregano and a little salt and 1/2 cup of water
Now add the cooked and drained pasta, mix well and add the cheese slices
Cook everything for 2-3 minutes in low flame
Switch off the fire
Now transfer this to a baking dish
Preheat the oven to 200C
Sprinkle fresh grated mozzarella on the prepared pasta
Bake for 15 minutes

Serve warm!!