Although, the red sauce is not Prasad's favorite, he prefers the white sauce hands-down. Nevertheless, I had been planning on making this one as I had imagined the recipe to be and so I did.
Here it goes:
- Pack of Spaghetti ( Go for Delmonte or Bambino)
- Tomatoes - 3 medium sized
- Onions - 2 medium sized
- Garlic paste or finely chopped pods - about 6-7
- Pack of Fresh Mushrooms
- If you like broccoli, it would make a great combination here.
- Corn flour - 3-4 Tablespoons
- Other basic condiments, salt, black pepper, red pepper, pasta seasoning or oregano, basil.
Easy weezy process to cook!
First and foremost, boil some water with about 1 teaspoon of salt and add the spaghetti to it. Once cooked ( do not overcook lest you want a spaghetti chutney), set aside in a strainer. Sprinkle a spoon of oil over this and stir so that the spaghetti strings do not stick together.
1. Chop the onions and garlic.
2. Add some oil in a cooking vessel. Saute first the garlic and then add the onions.
3. Meanwhile puree the tomatoes. After the onions turn golden brown, add the tomato puree to it.
4. Let this mix simmer until the tomatoes cook really well.
5. Add salt, pepper and all the seasoning to taste.
6. Once cooked, add the chopped mushrooms. If you're adding broccoli, now would be the good time.
7. Add about one small bowl of water to this and let it come to boil.
8. Meanwhile, take the cornflour in a separate bowl and mix with few spoons of cold / regular water.
9. Start adding this cornflour paste to the onion-tomato mix slowly while stirring.
10. You'll notice that you're red sauce is taking shape. Now depending on how soupy you like your spaghetti, retain the consistency of this red sauce.
Your red sauce is ready!!!
Mix the spaghetti with the red sauce while the sauce is simmering and has some liquid left to it. This helps the two mix well. Add any seasoning if lacking. Tada! Your Red-Sauce Mushroom Spaghetti is done!!
You can garnish it as you like :) I did it this way.