Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Noodles with Tomato Sauce

A few days back some left over tomato sambar made for morning breakfast was lying in my fridge. I did not know what to do with that. That day night I prepared vegetable noodles for dinner. The cooked noodle was little bit more than the required quantity.Suddenly an idea struck me...  I heated up the tomato sambar. Placed the excess noodles in a bowl and poured the hot tomato sambar over it. Then garnished with coriander leaves. The taste was too good and liked by my dear husband.

Keeping that in my mind yesterday I prepared tomato sambar without cooked lentil which can be called tomato sauce and enjoyed with noodles.
Here is the method.

Ingredients :
Noodles                  Required quantity
1/2 Tsp                   Salt
1 Tsp                      Oil

For tomato sauce :
3 medium size                         Tomato
1 Tbsp                                    Green peas [ optional ]
3 Tbsp                                    Capsicum chopped
3 Tbsp                                    Coriander leaves
1 medium size                         Onion
2 or 3                                     Green chilly
1/2 Tsp                                   Chilly powder
1 pinch                                    Turmeric powder
1 Tsp                                      Salt
2 Tsp                                      Oil
1 Tsp                                       Cumin

Method :
Chop nicely one half of a tomato. Puree another half along with other two tomatoes.
Keep aside.

Keep a kadai over a medium flame with oil.
Splutter cumin and then add turmeric powder and red chilly powder.
Then immediately add split green chilly and coriander leaves.
Saute for few seconds and then add chopped onion.
Saute for two minutes and add chopped tomato.
Saute for some time and then add capsicum.
Now add tomato puree, green peas and enough water.

Mix well with a ladle adding enough salt.

Allow to simmer until raw smell of tomato goes off.
Turn off when ready.

Boil water in a big wide mouthed vessel.
Add noodles, salt and a tsp of oil.
Cook noodle for 5 to 7 minutes or until noodle becomes soft.

Take cooked noodle in a serving bowl and pour enough prepared tomato sauce over it.
Season it with dried garlic chives and fresh coriander leaves. Enjoy hot n spicy noodles with tomato sauce!!

Note : Make tomato sauce according to your taste adding spices of your choice.
Make sauce watery or thick by adding or reducing water.

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