16 December 2014

Basic marinara sauce


 It is the lovely month of every year .Though it is cold ,I just can't wait to get out and then nothing can stop my eyes from twinkling,lips smiling and heart fluttering in peace and tranquility.It is December .Christmas is around the corner ,so is the new year ! Hmmmm..time flies .I love how people just can't stop smiling,shopping and decorating their house.It is always fun to go out at night to watch every house blinking in joy. Every day I see new decorations in my neighborhood .Christmas is already in the air !


 When people are busy with decorations ,shopping etc ,I am busy with my classes.My courses I was looking forward to, finally started and so did a couple of my freelance projects.Everything came together for me and I am super busy as I've a deadline, to complete one of the project before new year .Time is playing hide and seek with me now .Looks like I won't be that active in my blog now but whenever I'll Seek time,I'll certainly jot down a recipe quickly for sure .


Without wasting any more more time,today's recipe is a basic Marinara sauce .I used to buy marinara sauce before but not anymore, as this recipe is the best with home found fresh ingredients and within couple of minutes it gets ready too. And if you will ask me what is the ingredient that is a must to make a yummy marinara sauce,then it is the addition of herbs-- Oregano and basil for me.

This is how I make basic marinara sauce :

 Basic Marinara sauce


Olive oil - 2-3 tablespoons
Large onion,chopped - 1 cup
Garlic cloves,chopped - 4-6 nos
Oregano - 2-3 tablespoons
Basil leaves -A sprig
Cherry tomatoes ,halved - 3 cups
Sugar - a big pinch (optional)
Salt to taste


  • First boil the tomatoes with 2-3 cups of water until they become soft .
  • Using a ladle mash the tomatoes and keep them aside.
  • Now heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onions and saute it till it becomes transparent and light brown.
  • Add the garlic,oregano,basil leaves and stir for say 2 minutes approx.
  • Now add the mashed tomatoes and it's water/stock and bring to a boil .
  • Reduce heat and simmer ,stirring occasionally until thickened .
  • Marinara sauce is ready.
  • Enjoy with pasta or home made pizza or as you wish............
 See you soon.

Eat,love,live deliciously,