After out trip to Italy last month, we were missing Italian food very much. And the sad part is, we did not have much time to visit an Italian restaurant. So today I decided why not try some recipe for lunch?


Penne al’Arrabiata

Since we both love hot and spice food, my pick for lunch was Penne al’Arrabiata… ummmm… sounds tasty is’nt it…. it tastes delicious too 🙂
The original recipe just has tomato sauce with chilles and oregano, but I even added some peas, beans and carrots for added nutrients.


Penne al’Arrabiata

So here goes my recipe:

3 cups penne, cooked according to instructions
2 small onions, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
1 cup tomato puree
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 cup frozen/fresh peas, carrots and beans
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp red chilli flakes (adjust acc. to your taste buds)
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
2 tbsp parley, finely chopped
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

How I did it:

1. Heat oil in a deep wide pan and saute galic and onion till soft and fragrant. Add in tomatoes, tomato puree, salt, pepper, chilli flakes, basil and oregano and cook till tomatoes are soft and done.
2. Add the veggies and penne and mix to coat well with sauce. Cover cook for 5-7 minutes and sprinkle chopped parsley.
3. Serve warm.


Penne al’Arrabiata

Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves: 4

And the verdict:
ummmmm… delicious!!! J ate till he was stuffed 🙂
In short it was quick, warm, spicy, nutritious and yummy lunch!!


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