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Home made pasta sauce recipe – tomato sauce and white sauce recipe

by Jeyashri suresh

Pasta sauce – Red sauce and white sauce -Recipe with video

The very first time I was introduced to pasta by a friend after coming to Singapore 4 years back. When she was talking to me, she was telling that she made pasta for dinner and when i asked about her the recipe she told that she always makes with store bought pasta sauce. So i followed the same way and made for kids and they liked that very much. Now after few years I am so bored with this store bought pasta sauce and wanted to make on my own. The tomato based sauce i learnt from a friend and for the white sauce i followed the recipe from Tarla Dalal.
Check out how i made veg pasta recipe using this home made pasta sauce recipe.

Pasta sauce| Tomato pasta sauce

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Yields: 1 and 1/4 cup

     Tomato   4 
     Onion    2
     Garlic   4 cloves
     Green chili 1
     Red chili powder  1 tsp (reduce if you want less spicy)
     Ajwain | Omam  1/2 tsp
     Sugar  1 tsp
     Salt as needed
     Olive oil   2 tblsp
     Oregano | Italian seasoning  1/2 tsp 
                                            Video on how to make pasta sauce (both sauce)



  • Chop the onions and tomatoes roughly and peel the skin of the garlic.
  • In a pan, add a tblsp of oil to this and add the garlic, onion and green chilli to this and saute for few minutes.
  • Now add the tomatoes to this and saute nicely in a medium flame till the tomatoes shrink nicely.
  • Add ajwain seeds, salt, redchilli powder,sugar and tomato ketchup.
  • Allow this to cool completely and grind into a fine paste.
  • When done, again add oil in the pan and add the ground  tomato paste to the this and add the oregano powder and saute this in a medium flame for 5 minutes stirring in between.
  • Allow this to cool and store it in a airtight container and can be stored in the fridge for a week.
White sauce for pasta

  Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 20 Mins |Yields: 1 cup 

     Butter  1 tblsp
    Garlic  1 tblsp (finely chopped)
    Maida or millet flour  2 tsp
    Low fat milk  2 cups
   Oregano   1/2 tsp
   Black pepper  1 tsp
   Red chili flakes   as needed
   Grated cheese  1 tblsp
   Salt  as needed 


  • In a pan add the butter and add the finely chopped garlic and saute for a minute.
  • Add the plain flour or millet flour and saute for a very few seconds.
  • Add milk to this and whisk it well.
  • Stir well not to form any lumps.
  • Keep it in a medium flame and stir well till it thickens.
  • Once done add oregano powder, pepper powder and red chilli flakes.
  • Mix it well and let this boil to get a saucy consistency.
  • Add grated cheese to this.
  • Mix well. Switch off the flame.
  • Add salt to this.
  • Cool and store in the refrigerator for a week.
  1. For both the pasta sauce recipes i added spices as per my preference, as we all want it bit spicy.
  2. You can reduce a little bit if you want it less spicy.

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Roshan November 3, 2011 - 6:38 am

both the recipes are awesom…nice presentation too..

Premalatha Aravindhan November 3, 2011 - 6:43 am

wow both the sauces are too gud…waiting for ur pasta recipe using these yummy sauces….

Nags November 3, 2011 - 7:04 am

sometimes i can't make out if i am in raks blog or yours 🙂 love the first picture! and these are so easy to use up over a weekday, right?

RAKS KITCHEN November 3, 2011 - 7:04 am

Lovely clicks of the tomato sauce, I always prefer white sauce as it is cheesy 😀 Nice recipes

Kalpana Sareesh November 3, 2011 - 8:10 am

i love both these .. but spc one with white sauce.. yumm

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. November 3, 2011 - 8:34 am

Both the sauces r deliciously done and presented Dear.Luv it

Sharmilee! :) November 3, 2011 - 8:47 am

Looks flavourful and yummy..luv both the sauces. Sure will be handy during our mrg hurries

Rekha shoban November 3, 2011 - 8:51 am

two different sauce thanks for sharing…i used to add maggie sauce…but this is really healthy one…lovely click jeya

Gayathri NG November 3, 2011 - 9:54 am

Very well explained dear…Sauces r too flavourful n thks for sharing…
I am happy to follow u dear…

Prathibha November 3, 2011 - 9:58 am

Nice delicious sauces..loved the idea of storing them..I always make fresh n finish them off

Sudha Sabarish November 3, 2011 - 10:46 am

Very useful recipe for begginers like me.Expecting pasta recipe very soon.Thanks for sharing.

Shanthi November 3, 2011 - 11:12 am

Both look yummy and creamy. Luv those colourful sauces.

soujanya November 3, 2011 - 11:59 am

Vowwww!!! Both the sauce looks grt!!!!
nice n clean presentation…

Priya November 3, 2011 - 1:23 pm

Both looks excellent and seriously inviting..

divya November 3, 2011 - 1:25 pm

OMG,very tempting recipe dear…Amazing clicks.Loved ur both sauces n the presentation too gud…

Priti November 3, 2011 - 2:21 pm

Both looks so good n yum ..nice pics

Treat and Trick November 3, 2011 - 3:14 pm

Both look so tasty and awesome!


Hamaree Rasoi November 3, 2011 - 4:24 pm

Delicious and amazingly tempting pasta sauce.

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ente pachakasala November 3, 2011 - 4:38 pm

nice recipes

Sravs November 3, 2011 - 5:12 pm

look wonderful and nice recipes !!

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Divya Vikram November 3, 2011 - 6:15 pm

Tomato sauce looks so appetizing. WOuld love to try this!

Priya's Feast November 3, 2011 - 6:24 pm

I luv both the sauces,luvly tomato sauce in blue bowl..Awesome click.

julie November 3, 2011 - 7:16 pm

looks delicious n yummy sauce,both are lovely!!

R November 3, 2011 - 7:58 pm

looks delicious with so many interesting flavors!

Neha November 3, 2011 - 8:05 pm

Both the sauces looks yummy….

Sensible Vegetarian November 3, 2011 - 8:21 pm

Both the sauces look fantastic and I always love your clicks.

aipi November 3, 2011 - 9:02 pm

Both the recipes rock! Love homemade stuff!

Jay November 4, 2011 - 12:24 am

wow..excellent try jeyashri with lipsmacking presentation…thnks for sharing..;)
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Kaveri November 4, 2011 - 8:53 am

Mmmm…both the sauces look very yum…Nice clicks.

hemalata November 4, 2011 - 12:55 pm

Nice recipes both are awesom and love the presentation.

Uma November 4, 2011 - 6:15 pm

This must be your one of the most useful post. I enjoyed it a lot and very useful for me.

Sobha Shyam November 4, 2011 - 8:03 pm

very useful post, both the sauces look yummy, homemade is always the best rt..

San November 4, 2011 - 9:22 pm

Tempting home made pasta sauce n tomato sauce jeyashri. These sauce will make the cooking so easy.

Tina November 5, 2011 - 12:29 am

Creamy and perfect..

Radhika November 5, 2011 - 4:01 am

Well Presented J. Love both the sauces but prefer the white one. well explained post too.

DV November 6, 2011 - 3:56 pm

The sauces look so rich and thick 🙂
Wonderful recipes!
Where can I get Omam in SG other than Mustafa? I tend to substitute Cumin when i run out of stock..Thanks! 🙂

admin November 7, 2011 - 6:45 am

@DV, Thanks for ur words. I normally get ajwain in mustafa.Will keep you updated soon when i find this in local shops

DV November 7, 2011 - 8:13 am

Thanks 🙂

Prathima Rao November 9, 2011 - 9:44 am

A delightful pasta dish!!!
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sushmeetha April 17, 2012 - 11:47 pm

i tried the tomato base pasta sauce it came out very well…keep the good work going…thank you…:)


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