Make a batch of this delicious marinara sauce (pasta/pizza) and store in the fridge or freezer! Use as a pizza sauce, pasta sauce or just as a dip! Delicious!
It is that time of the year again, when tomatoes are dirt cheap. My street vendor was selling them for Rs3/kg this morning. Yes that cheap. And this is also the time I stock up on the tomato goodness for a while – tomato pickle, sun-dried tomatoes, pasta sauce, marinara sauce and this year, I am even thinking of making a tomato ketchup.
For me Marinara sauce is a pantry staple, has to be there at home ALL the time. And that this makes for child’s most favorite and easiest to put together pasta helps too.
Boil the pasta, stir fry some veggies, dunk the sauce and voilà dinner or lunch box ready in minutes. Making the sauce is time-consuming yes but fairly simple and it doesn’t need much of your attention, anyway.
The use of this sauce is not limited to pasta. I use it for pizzas, I use it sometimes for sandwich spreads, as a dip. It can even be used as a sauce to be had with grilled chicken or grilled fish. Truly a multi use sauce! I do love these simple make in advance and store and use kind of recipes. Like molagapodi. You can make a batch in no time and it lasts for weeks. (Well, not in our house, but am saying!) Or a simple saunth which stays fresh for a long time. Then you don’t have to worry about making fresh chutney everytime you make something!
I really admire our elders who came up with some awesome recipes as kitchen hacks to save time. You make a batch and store and when you are in a rush, you can make something really basic and these kitchen hacks can be used to add that extra zing to your meal 🙂
Source – various internet sources put together.