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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pasta-sauce-recipe-step by step pictures
      Its a long time wish for me to make pasta sauce at home. I love pomodoro, arrabiata sauces from Pasta mania and love the pasta sauce with carrots that they serve in IKEA. I like IKEA sauce better as it has veggies and its sweet in taste too. So after browsing few recipes, I took an idea from this post and tweaked the recipe to suit my taste buds. It came out great, tasted and smelt so good. So here is the recipe. Its very easy to make with simple ingredients you have in your pantry. Now a days kids love pasta more, so why not make your own pasta sauce? Will be handy for your kids when they come back from school!

Homemade-pasta sauce

Homemade pasta sauce recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Italian  |  Recipe Category: Main course
Prep Time:20 mins     |  Cook time: 30 mins     Serves: 3


Red ripe tomato - 4

Tomato puree(canned) - 1/4 cup

Yellow onion - 1

Carrot - 1

Brown sugar / white sugar - 1 tblsp

Mixed Italian seasoning - 1 tsp

Crushed red pepper(chilli flakes) - 1 tsp

Crushed black pepper - 3/4 tsp

Olive oil - 4 tblsp

Garlic - 4

Corn flour(white) - 1/2 tsp

Salt - As needed


  1. Boil enough water and drop the tomatoes and wait for a minute. Take out and cool down. Peel off the skin.
  2. Blend this tomato and keep a side. Chop carrot into tiny bits. Chop garlic and onion finely. Heat a pan with oil and add garlic, give a quick stir taking care not to change the colour of garlic.
  3. Add onion and give it a stir. Add the chopped carrots. Add a tsp of sugar.
  4. Fry for 2 minutes in medium flame, add ground tomato and the canned tomato puree.
  5. Transfer to a sauce pot. Add 1/4 cup water and bring to boil. Add salt, remaining sugar and the Italian seasoning. Crush between your palm while adding. Add crushed red and black pepper.
  6. Simmer for 5 minutes and lastly add corn flour dissolved in 2 tblsp of water. Boil until oil separates and the sauce becomes shiny and thick.


  • Use red ripe tomatoes. I used canned puree for the colour.
  • Adding carrots is optional, but I love the sweetness it adds to the sauce.
  • Adding brown sugar or white sugar reduces the acidity of tomatoes.
  • Add olive oil generously as mentioned.
  • Adding corn flour is for thickening and its purely optional.

Cool down and transfer to a jar and keep refrigerated, use within 4 days.
Pasta sauce- homemade

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  1. I can smell it here! very nice


  2. yummy and so rich in taste!!!
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  3. nice click raji :) waiting for the recipe !

  4. Homemade is the best... Nice colorful sauce

  5. very tasty and tangy sweet sauce Raji....

  6. Mouth watering sauce...looks so tasty

  7. delicious one. love the colours and as u say all ingredients are in my pantry.

  8. i can imagine the burst of flavors raji and carrots are a delicious twist to the sauce

  9. That looks soo awesome Raks..Just like the store bought Prego sauces:-)

  10. Awesome looking sauce....would love to try this

  11. It tasted awesome too raji, pretty clicks.Love ur version

  12. longing for this recipe for a long time... thanks for sharing dear...

  13. Came out so perfect!

  14. Super tasty homemade pasta sauce na, fantastic and flavourful.

  15. Really nice. Did we use the canned puree just for the color? How do we do without using it?

  16. I make my own marinara sauce. I top it with sphaghetti squash and add some meat balls too. Love you version too.

  17. wow very tempting recipe,luks gr8!

  18. Wow...Looks so cool...Tempting sauce...

  19. Love a good homemade pasta sauce with fresh spices :)

  20. What gorgeous clicks, and the sauce looks so good..

  21. Hi Raks,

    I love your blog... been looking out your recipes since long... lovely pictures!!

  22. Sauce looks so tempting. Neat presentation

  23. delicious sauce,lovely clicks...

  24. One of my fav ... I too add carrot ...looks too gud

  25. Wow lovely color and perfect pasta sauce, lovely clicks too!!

  26. Looks too yummy Raji.. I was looking to buy store bought pasta sauce for a party.. But I am not going to!!! :)
    One doubt, how long does it stay fresh when refridgerated? Can I make it a couple of days in advance?

  27. Amazing...and ur pics make it seem easy. Goood one

  28. I love the presentation in the first pic,

  29. Wow. It's almost as if you run your own kitchen or catering company. That recipe was amazing and looks really delicious.

  30. Loved your site, lots of wonderful receipe.
    I would like to know the glass utensils 's name which you can use for heating/cooking as well, I am seeing this for the first time and always looking for options to replace steels utensils for cooking as I have heard that they are good for food.

  31. so many wonderful recipes. glad to come across your site.
    Can you pls. let me know which glass utensils you are using on flames, seeing for first time.

  32. Its called VISIONS. Just google it, you will find it.

  33. how many calories in 1 tbsp of pasta sauce?

  34. hi..pls post homemade tomato sauce too��


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