This is my second recipe using spaghetti. I started trying out spaghetti based recipes recently and my first recipe was easy garlic spaghetti. We loved that a lot. So Raksha & Sendhil asked me to try some varieties of spaghetti recipes for breakfast. Last Sunday I made this easy, Indian style tomato spaghetti recipe with very simple ingredients. I browsed many vegetarian spaghetti recipes and tried it finally with my own twist. It came out really well and we all loved it. Raksha took 2 servings which made me very happy. For Raksha, I used red chilli flakes, pepper powder in little quantity for less spicy taste and added more cheese whereas for myself & Sendhil, I added more spices, used Italian seasoning and made it without cheese. It was tasting great and packed with full flavor. Friends, do try this easy, yummy tomato spaghetti recipe for your kids and family.Adjust the spice level based on their taste buds. I am sure they will love it. Lets see how to make this easy, Indian vegetarian tomato spaghetti recipe with step by step photos and video !
Tomato spaghetti recipe - Indian vegetarian spaghetti recipe
Easy tomato spaghetti recipe - Indian vegetarian style recipe for breakfast & dinner !
Boil 8 cups of water in a wide bowl.Add 1 tsp of cooking oil or olive oil, add 1 tsp salt. Put the spaghetti and let it cook till half done. Now add the whole tomato in spaghetti water and let it cook. Remove the tomato to a plate after its skin gets cracked ( blanched) .
But keep cooking the spaghetti in medium flame for 20 minutes till it turns soft yet firm. i.e Cook Al dente. If you cover & cook, water may spill. So cook it in medium flame till 3/4 th of the water is absorbed.Then cover & cook for 5 minutes to become soft. Take one spaghetti and check it. Break it with your fingers. Taste one. If its soft and slightly chewy, spaghetti is done. Please checkTHIS LINK for cooking spaghetti in detail !
Peel the skin of tomato and grind it to a puree. Set aside.Transfer the cooked spaghetti to a colander and drain the excess water. Wash the spaghetti in the running tap water so that it remains firm. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a kadai and saute the finely chopped garlic cloves. When it starts to turn golden, add the finely chopped onion and capsicum. Saute till onion turns transparent.
Now add the tomato puree, salt, red chilli flakes, pepper powder , sugar and Italian seasoning ( If using). Mix for a minute and then add the cooked spaghetti. Toss well till the spaghetti is evenly coated with the sauce.Switch off the flame and add the grated cheese. Mix well, remove and serve hot !
Spaghetti takes more time to cook. It took nearly 25 minutes in medium to high flame. I covered & cooked it for the last 5 minutes.
Washing the cooked spaghetti in running water helps to keep the spaghetti stay firm.
You can cook the spaghetti and keep in advance if making for guests or parties.
You can add canned tomato puree too.
Adding Italian seasoning is purely optional. But it gives a nice flavor to the dish.
If you have fresh or dried basil, you can add that too.
Try this yummy, tomato spaghetti recipe at home for breakfast/dinner !