Saturday, 3 January 2015

Arrabbiata Sauce for Pasta

Arrabbiata Sauce for Pasta

Pasta in any form is enjoyed and devoured without complaints by the girls and their father but they have their individual preferences.

Like the younger one will prefer a mixture of white sauce and Arrabbiata or Marinara sauce the older one will worship white sauce but like I said “No Complaints” with the meal!

Many a times if I have to go out they will make their own version of sauces. So it was not much of a surprise when little one (not so little anymore) choose Pasta for her birthday party!

One of her requests was Arrabbiata! So what is Arrabbiata sauce?

According to the Wikipedia,” Arrabbiata sauce, or sugo all'arrabbiata in Italian, is a spicy sauce for pasta made from garlic, tomatoes, and red chilli peppers cooked in olive oil.

"Arrabbiata" literally means "angry" in Italian, and the name of the sauce is due to the heat of the chilli peppers. Parmigiano-Reggiano or parmesan cheese is not necessary to make this sauce. But then there are variations a few include onions to be fried with the garlic and tomatoes.

Due to the small number of ingredients needed in order to make this sauce, it is quite inexpensive. Though most commonly used for penne pasta, arrabbiata can be used for other food like meats, poultry, seafood, bread and food similar to pizza.”

So let’s make this delicious sauce which taste good with penne, spaghetti, rigatoni to name a few.

Arrabbiata Sauce


Arrabbiata Sauce for Pasta
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tblspn basil chopped
  • 2 tsp chilli flakes, crushed
  • 2 tblspn tomato paste
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp sage
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • A pinch of rosemary
  • 1 tsp kali mirch/ pepper corns, powdered
  • 3 cups tomato puree
  • 2 tblspn flat parsley, chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup water

  • Heat oil in a large kadhai/wok over medium heat.
  • Sauté onion and garlic in oil for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in water, sugar, basil, red pepper, tomato paste, oregano, sage, thyme, rosemary, black pepper and tomatoes.
  • When it starts boiling lower the flame and simmer uncovered about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in parsley if using.
  • Ladle over the hot cooked pasta of your choice.

Check out the next sauce I will post tomorrow....
Sauces for Pasta

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  1. Such a vibrant color. Must have tasted great with all those spices.

  2. Arrabbiata sauce is my favourite, nothing can beat the homemade sauces..

  3. I made this sauce once and loved it.Good one..

  4. great sauce. love the vibrant color.

  5. Home made arrabbiata sauce sauce sounds inviting....

  6. Perfect sauce..I am tempted to make some pasta now.

  7. This is my husband's favorite sauce and looks very good.

  8. The sauce has such a vibrant colour. Perfect sauce for pasta.

  9. Always yes to red pasta sauce. Looks so perfect!!

  10. I have never made this sauce. Will have to try it some time.

  11. Love the bright colored sauce. I bet with all the herbs, it must be divine!!

  12. Wow you have done so many sauces!..looks so good Archana..and looking fwd to the dishes you made with these..


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