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Friday, August 19, 2011

Red Sauce Mushroom Spaghetti!!

This easy weezy recipe will leave you finger-licking! Trust me on that.
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:

Serves 2-3

- 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.
Bon Appetit!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My photo blog is here as well!!

Dear readers,

I know I've been away for a couple of weeks but that is only because I got a little too occupied with my Canon 550D !!!! :D
I promised myself to make better use of it than I did for my Canon 400D. So, I started my photo blog..
My Shutter!!!

So please do check it out and keep checking in, because I am going to be posting in every now and then!

O yes, and my recipe for Red Sauce Spaghetti with Mushrooms is coming right up!!