Olive oil, for sauteing
2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
400gm tomatoes, chopped
450ml tomato juice
1 tsp basil, chopped (plus a few leaves for garnishing)
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp red chilli flakes (plus extra for garnishing)
Salt, to taste
300gm penne pasta, cooked and drained
4tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
1. Heat oil in a saucepan, add garlic, onion, green pepper and fry until onion turns golden.
2. Add tomatoes and cook for three minutes. Now add tomato juice, basil, oregano, chilli flakes and salt and cook for about 3 minutes. Add pasta and stir until well-coated by tomato mixture.
3. Serve pasta garnished with grated cheese, basil and chilli flakes.
Recipe courtesy: Spice Island, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Deira