Anna jones’ one-pot recipes for carrot dal and a self-saucing pasta _ the modern cook _ life and style _ the guardian

One decent pot, a knife and a chopping board live in the cupboards of almost every kitchen. Easy homemade pasta sauce In this, my first column, I wanted to keep things simple. Best homemade spaghetti meat sauce recipe As a very new Mama, my cooking is more than ever about quick, simple suppers that nourish me, leave me licking my lips and don’t end with a sink full of washing up. Tomato pasta sauce for meatballs Perhaps not the most romantic inspiration, but I think if we can make the everyday beautiful, we are on to something.


These recipes take the one-pan approach two ways. Homemade spaghetti sauce from canned tomatoes The first is a dal, which uses the one pan to layer flavour. Sauce for pasta not tomato Ingredients marching into the pan in a very certain order, creating layer on layer of flavour, building the sweet, spicy, sour, salty as each ingredient is added. Making a tomato sauce for pasta This is something I find endlessly brilliant about cooking: that it is all about order. Sauce for pasta crossword clue The same ingredients put into the pan slightly out of order will end up looking and tasting completely different.

The other is a spring pasta cooked, sauce and all, in one pan and briskly simmered, allowing all the flavours to meld and perform a quite brilliant pan-alchemy that leaves you with a plate of perfectly sauced pasta. Homemade pasta bake sauce recipe I may be in trouble with the Italians. Homemade tomato spaghetti sauce recipe Sorry.

‘A spring pasta cooked, sauce and all, in one pan and briskly simmered, allowing all the flavours to meld and perform a quite brilliant pan-alchemy’ Composite: Mateusz Karpow for the Guardian

This way of cooking pasta is a perennial feature in my kitchen. Easy homemade spaghetti sauce As the year passes and different ingredients come and go, I adapt the recipe to include what is looking wonderful at that time. Sauce for pasta without tomatoes In winter, it’s dark, leafy greens, chilli and garlic; in summer, it’s little tomatoes, spinach and herbs. Simple homemade pasta sauce But one constant is the zest of at least a couple of lemons – it lifts and brightens the pasta..

Two unfussy ways of cooking, which yield what I hope to be two very tasty suppers. Homemade red pasta sauce recipe More often than not in our house the pan makes its way to the table with a folded tea towel underneath and we pile food from the pan into our bowls. Fresh tomato pasta sauce recipe nz Whoever is on washing up will be very happy. Homemade pasta sauce fresh tomatoes Quick carrot dal

This dal has its roots in south India. Homemade spaghetti sauce from scratch It comes together quickly but has rich layers of flavours – curry leaves, pops of mustard seeds, warming cinnamon – which might lead you to think it had spent more time on the hob. Fresh tomato pasta sauce recipe jamie oliver The turmeric and carrots make this a vibrant sunny-hued dhal, and on top lies a mound of sweet-shop pink radish pickle. Recipe for tomato sauce for pasta using fresh tomatoes Serve with poppadoms scrunched over the top for a welcome bit of crunch.

1 Grate the garlic, one piece of ginger, a chilli and the red onion. Fresh pasta sauce from scratch Put a large saucepan on a medium heat, add a little oil and add everything you have just grated. Sauce for pasta and vegetables Cook for around 10 minutes, or until the onion is soft and sweet.

2 Pound the curry leaves, cumin and coriander seeds a bit in a pestle and mortar, then add to the pan with the other spices. Homemade spaghetti sauce from scratch recipe Cook for a couple of minutes to toast and release the oils. Making homemade pasta sauce Add the lentils, coconut milk and stock to the pan and bring to a simmer, then turn the heat down and bubble away for 25–30 minutes. Homemade italian sauce for pasta Meanwhile, grate all the carrots and add those too.

3 While that is cooking, make a little pickle to go on top. Homemade pasta sauce canned tomatoes Finely grate the remaining ginger and other green chilli and combine with the lemon zest, then coarsely grate the radishes into the bowl too. Tomato pasta sauce with cream Add the nigella seeds and half the coriander, the vinegar, honey and a good pinch of salt and mix well.

4 To finish your dal, take it off the heat, then stir in the spinach and allow it to wilt a little, stirring in the other half of the coriander and the lemon juice too. How to make homemade pasta sauce from scratch Pile into bowls and top with the pickle, some yoghurt and brown basmati rice. Homemade easy pasta sauce At the table, crumble over your poppadoms on top for extra crunch.

This pasta is a complete revelation. Homemade pasta sauce crock pot The sauce is magically made from the pasta water and asparagus as the pasta cooks – all in one pan. Homemade pasta sauce recipe No fuss, one pan and a killer bowl of pasta.

The key to this recipe is to measure your water carefully and use the right pan: you need a large, shallow sauté pan or a casserole large enough to fit the pasta lying down. White sauce recipe for pasta and chicken A large, deep frying pan or wok would work well too. Tomato sauce recipe for pasta easy Keep tossing the pasta as it cooks to stop it sticking, as there is less water than you might be used to. Homemade pasta sauce in crockpot Make sure your pasta has an 8-minute cooking time – any longer will need a little more water and a little longer cooking.

I have made this with other interesting less traditional pastas such as corn, chickpea or buckwheat spaghetti. Homemade pasta sauce for lasagna They are gluten-free, all have incredible individual flavours and make a welcome change if pasta is a staple in your house. Homemade pasta and sauce You may need to add a little more water or cook for a little longer, use your eyes and instincts and taste your pasta when you think its nearly there.

I use sorrel here. Homemade pasta sauce food network It’s a bright green, lemony, almost juicy leaf that I love. Homemade spaghetti sauce from scratch food network Be sure to add it if you can get your hands on it. Homemade tomato sauce for pasta If not then add watercress. Homemade pasta sauce using fresh tomatoes The flavour will be more peppery than the sprightly lemon tang of sorrel but both work beautifully.

2 Put the pasta into the pan. Tomato pasta sauce jamie oliver Snap the woody bottoms off the asparagus and chop the stalks into ½cm rounds, leaving the tips intact. Easy homemade sauce for pasta Put the tips to one side and throw the rounds into the pan. Best homemade spaghetti sauce using fresh tomatoes Finely slice the clove of garlic and add this too, along with the peas. Homemade tomato pasta sauce using fresh tomatoes Grate in the zest of both lemons and add the oil and salt. Homemade meat pasta sauce Add 1 litre of boiling water, put a lid on the pan and bring to the boil. Make homemade pasta sauce As soon as it comes to the boil, remove the lid and simmer on a high heat for 8 minutes, using a pair of tongs to turn the pasta every 30 seconds or so as it cooks.

3 Meanwhile, remove any big stalks from the watercress. Tomato pasta sauce brands Once the pasta has had 8 minutes, take the lid off and stir through the asparagus tips and the watercress and tear in the herbs. Homemade pasta and sauce recipe Simmer for a final 2 minutes.

4 Once almost all the water has evaporated, take the pan off the heat and leave to sit for a minute or two, so the pasta can absorb most of the remaining water and form a lemony sauce. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe no meat Tangle into four bowls and top with a little parmesan.