I am not a big fan of Italian food.
But my lil one is totally opposite 🙂 All the nakhras and excuses he gives every day during lunch and dinner just vanish if you place a piece of Pizza or a bowl of pasta before him.
Last week he was down with cold and fever and completely lost his appetite.. So the only way to make him eat was to cook his favorite, Spaghetti!!

What you need :
Spaghetti : 2 fistfuls, makes 4 servings
Onion : 1 small, finely sliced
Garlic : 3 cloves, crushed
Carrots : 1 , chopped
Beans : a fistful, chopped
Peas : 1 cup
Dried Oregano : 1 tsp
Dried Basil : 1 tsp
Kitchen King : 1 Tbsp
Jeera/ Cumin : 1 Tbsp
Salt : to taste
Olive oil : 2 – 3 Tbsp

For Tomato Sauce :
Tomatoes : 3 big, chopped
Onion : 1 small, chopped
Garlic : 2 – 3 cloves, crushed
Basil leaves : a handful
Sugar : 1 tsp
Chilli Flakes : 1 tsp
Salt and Pepper : to taste
Olive oil : 2 – 3 Tbsp

  1. Prepare Sauce : Heat oil in a pan, and add onions and garlic, fry for few mins.
  2. Add Tomatoes, Chilli and Sugar.
  3. Cover and Cook in low heat for about 15 to 20 min, till tomatoes are done.
  4. Add Basil leaves and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Let it cool, and transfer to a blender, and blend to a coarse paste.
  6. For Pasta : Prepare Spaghetti according to instructions and set aside.
  7. In a wide pan, heat oil.
  8. Add Jeera, garlic and onions, fry for few mins.
  9. Add dried oregano and basil.
  10. Now add the veggies(Carrots, peas, beans), season with salt and cook on low till the veggies are done.
  11. Add kitchen King and prepared tomato sauce.
  12. Mix well.
  13. At last add Spaghetti and toss.
  14. Serve hot.


Mom’s Tips:
If the tomato sauce yields more than 1 and half or 2 cups, store the remaining in a bottle and keep it in refrigerator. You can store this for about 10 days.
You can add garam masala if you don’t have kitchen king.


8 thoughts on “Jeera Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce”

  1. You know, I saw this flash across your animated header and had to click on it….Jeera Spaghetti?! Now we’re getting somewhere!

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