Sunday, June 12, 2011

Spaghetti in Medici sauce

One last reminder - Fast Food Not Fat Food #3 ends on June 15th ! Do rush in your entries & be part of this healthy cooking travail !

Give me Pasta any day any time- I so love it and constantly look to new recipes & different sauces to pep it up. Tarla Dalal's Pizzas & Pasta mini-book had this nice recipe for a creamy tangy sauce called as Medici Sauce and I tossed in spaghetti in that to dish out a very tasty pasta !! 

The spaghetti I had was made from durum wheat semolina and was a healthier option compared to the flour made thin strings . The sauce was a spicier & creamier version of the Arrabbiata Sauce sans basil .

Ingredients:- ( Serves 3 to4)

  • The star of the recipe -- Spaghetti - I used a full pack of 250 gms

For the Sauce:-

  •  Tomatoes - 4 to 5 for the tomato pulp
  • Garlic - 4 to 5 pods - chopped
  • Spring Onions/Scallions - 1/4 cup
  • Red Chilli Flakes - 1 tbsp - to taste
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp - to taste
  • Tomato Puree /Ketchup - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Fresh Cream - 4 to 5 tbsp
  • Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
For Garnish :-
  • Grated Cheese - as required
  • Black olives - a few - sliced


Cook the spaghetti as per instructions on the box and set aside.

Make the tomato pulp by blanching the whole tomatoes in hot water and then peeling & chopping them (de-seed before chopping if you want, i skipped it ).

The skinned beauties ready for action !!

In a wok, add  olive oil & saute chopped garlic & scallions for a few seconds. Now add the tomato pulp and cook it till the mix thickens. There after add the chilli flakes & the chilli powder to taste, tomato puree and season it with salt. Add a cup of water and bring it to a boil. let it simmer for a while; finally add the cream and mix well.
The sauce  is ready.

Just before serving, gently heat up the medici sauce and toss the cooked spaghetti in it (use sauce as required) . Serve hot garnished with cheese & black olives !



  1. Graet looking pasta dear. Garnishing with cheese and olives has made it look super yummy.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Tangy and yummy looking spaghetti dear... Love the addition of olives in it...

  3. Love the addition of cream in the sauce, looks tempting and yummy!

  4. Lovely! my family will love this.

  5. Nice pasta the sauce very much..I too can eat pasta any time of the day.

  6. Feel like finishing that plate, irresistible pasta...

  7. First time here...
    pasta looks delicious and very tempting...

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  8. Makes me hungry..looks delicious dear.

  9. My kids will gobble this in no time!

  10. Yum, looks delicious, very flavorful:)
    US Masala

  11. This is really nice, and the sauce is very interesting! I've put it on my list of easy-to-make dinners :D. Thank you, Priya!

  12. looks so tempting n inviting..nice presentation dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  13. Feel like grabbing this delicious looking Spaghetti. Yummy!!!

  14. Spaghetti looks yummy and inviting. Feel like having it now.

  15. simply delicious and looks so wonderful !!

  16. Love your sauce recipe. Even I love pasta, especially spaghetti :)

  17. Hard to read your post but the recipe looks like a good one. I love pasta a lot as well.

  18. Like you, I too love pasta in any form and this looks delicious..

  19. Pasta is my fav too! This is a new kinda sauce .. will give it a try :)

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  21. Hi priya
    thanx for stopping by my space n for your lovely comments...this is a great space with interesting recipes... spaghetti looks yummmy...wonderful sauce recipe going to try it soon..thanx for sharing...

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