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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Arrabiata pasta is my favorite among all the pasta sauces. The reason is obvious, it’s hot and spicy! Big Grin. If I have pasta in pastamania, it will be always arrabiata pasta. I have never attempted making this at home, but once tried similarly as my pasta sauce recipe with some extra ingredients I notice when I eat it at pasta mania. It’s been a long time since I tried and clicked for my monthly contribution to Kungumam thozhi tamil magazine. Now, since I am tied up with some works, thought of posting this. Its really simple to make great tasting pasta sauces at home. No complicated ingredients or method.


Arrabiata pasta sauce recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch/ Dinner
Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Serves: 3


Tomato - 3, large

Fresh ripe red chilli - 3

Garlic - 3 flakes, large variety

Tomato puree (tinned) - 1/4 cup

Olive oil - 3 tblsp

Italian seasoning - 3/4 tsp

Crushed black pepper - 1/2 tsp

Chilli flakes - 1 tsp

Sugar - 1/2 tsp

Salt - As needed



  1. In a large bowl, bring enough water, needed to immerse the tomatoes, to boil. Add tomatoes to it and wait for 30 seconds. Take it out and peel off the skin.
  2. 1-blanch
  3. Remove the white tough spot from the tomatoes, chop roughly. In a blender, puree these tomatoes.
  4. 2-grind
  5. Peel and chop garlic finely. Chop the chillies into thin circles. If you want less heat, deseed it. In a pan, heat oil in medium flame and add the chopped garlic and chilli. Fry for 2 mins in low flame without changing its colour.
  6. 3-chop
  7. Add pureed tomatoes and tinned puree. Mix well, boil for 2 mins. Add pepper, chilli flakes, Italian seasoning and mix well.
  8. 4-add
  9. Boil until thick and oil separates. If you want to dilute the pasta sauce consistency, you can add the pasta boiled water.
  10. 5-boil


    • You can use any Italian seasoning. I used oregano.
    • Always use red ripe tomatoes.
    • The red ripe chillies are highlight of this arrabiata sauce, so make sure its there in your ingredient. Green chilli will totally change the flavour, so please no.
    • Tinned tomato puree gives bright colour.
    • You can also add finely chopped white onion after step 3.

Super hot and spicy arrabiata sauce is ready to serve with pasta. I had with colorful fusilli pasta. My favorite pasta sauceLove Struck.



  1. Lovely combination andarrangements

  2. pasta sauce color is so enticing..clicks are fab!

  3. I was thinking about making this raji, you have posted it..And the pics are just amazing, chanceila

  4. Looks amazing ! A couple of basil leaves while serving would also be nice I think as a variation.

  5. Looks delicious 😋
    Gonna try this weekend 🙋

  6. Color are amazing arrangements, its too hot& spicy

  7. Awesome and delicious looking sauce. Wonderfully prepared.

  8. I always use those red wine tomatoes that gives more flavor.Pasta looks very appetizing

  9. A Perfect red sauce!!! beautiful clicks...

  10. Hi, the sauce looks beautiful.Can u pls let me know what is the shelf life of this sauce?

    1. In the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

  11. Hiee.. can we replace the tinned tomato puree with homemade or freshly prepared tomato puree?

    1. Yes but you wont get the same colour.


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