Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pasta in quick tomato sauce

1) 2 cups pasta of ur choice
2) 1 chicken breast cut in stripes
3) 1 green capsicum cut in 1" square pieces
4) 1 medium tomato , remove pulp and cut in stripes
5) 1 cup chopped mushrooms
6) Handful of chopped black olives
7) 1 packet readymade tomato puree
8) 2 tsp chopped garlic
9) Olive oil as per requirement
10) 1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
11) Salt as per taste
12) 1 tsp oregano or mixed italian herbs
13) 1/2 cup milk
14) ginger and garlic paste 1/2 tsp
15) Mixed cheese as per choice


1) Marinate  chicken stripes in ginger and garlic paste, black pepper (crushed red chillies ) and salt, set aside for half an hour and then shallow fry in a tsp of olive oil till it changes a little colour.

2) Boil pasta as per the packet instructions

3) In a microproof tray  mix 2 tbsp olive oil, crushed garlic, capsicum, mushrooms, tomato puree, pepper, oregano and salt and microwave it for 6 minutes.

4) Now add boiled pasta and chicken , mix well. Keep aside till serving time.

5) To serve add tomato stripes, milk, and mixed cheese, mix well and microwave for 5 mins or till the cheese melts.

6) After removing the tray add olives , check salt and pepper and serve hot with garlic bread.