Spaghetti Arrabbiata

Preparation time
5 mins
Cooking time
15 mins
2 people
Meal course
Main course
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3 cup
10 no.
Italian basil
2 tblspn
Mixed herbs
10 no.
2 tblspn
Olive oil
1 no.
3 no.
Dry red chillies
10 no.
Garlic cloves
10 no.
Button mushroom
6 no.
2 Cubes
Cheddar cheese cube
Spaghetti Arrabbiata

Arrabbiata, popularly called as Red sauce is a fiery sauce made out of tomato,chilli flakes and garlic. I will share a quick process to make it from scratch, with Spaghetti pasta (you can use Penne too) and vegetables. This is made mostly with less vegetables and Parmesan cheese.


  1. Take 6-7 ripe big tomatoes in a pressure cooker, chopped roughly to 3-4 pieces,1 tsp salt and approx 1.5cups water. Leave it for 3 whistles. Peel the skin after cooling it down. Save the tomato water.
  2. Grind the tomatoes roughly or smash it well.
  3. Alternatively, you can boil tomatoes as a whole and peel the skin. The above is easier for me.
  4. Cook 30-40 strands of Spaghetti in water as per your need for 2 or 3 members. I would cook in pressure cooker for 2 whistles. Drain and save pasta water. Add just right amount of water and salt to cook.
  5. Add peas and mushrooms.Toss them in olive oil for 3-5 min till it is slightly roasted. Keep it aside
  6. Add garlic and onion in a pan with olive oil,1 tsp butter and stir for 2 min.
  7. Now add tomato paste,herbs and chilli flakes as per hotness you need. I added 2-3 tsp only.
  8. Let it cook on medium high for 5 min. If you dont have chilli flakes, you can dry roast 2-3 dry red chillies and powder it.
  9. Add cooked pasta,vegetables,cheese of your preference,olives and fresh basil. Fresh basil or oregano leaves give a special flavour.
  10. Adjust salt. You can add crushed black peppers also. If you need more saucy, add pasta water. Else let the tomato sauce cook for some more time and thicken.
  11. I would also add 1/2 cup of milk at the last for bringing down the hotness from chilli and get a mild creaminess.
  12. Add some more olive oil and serve warm.



  1. You can add any vegetables of your choice like broccolica,bell peppers,zucchini,carrots,eggplant or corn.
  2. Other pasta forms like Penne,farfelle goes well with this sauce.
  3. You can use up to 10 tomatoes too for more tangy sauce.

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