Garlic Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe plum tomatoes
  • 2 heads garlic, cloves peeled and
  • Halved lengthwise and any green sprouts from center discarded
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon hot red-pepper flakes

Preparation:

  1. Slit the tomatoes slightly and blanch in a large pot of boiling water 10 seconds.
  2. Immediately transfer tomatoes with a spoon to an ice bath to cool, then peel, seed, and chop.
  3. Cook garlic in oil in a small heavy pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, red-pepper flakes, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally.
  5. Season with salt.

Notes:

This sauce can be served with Paneer Dumplings or crunchy lollipop. This can also be used to toss pasta and even for marinating non-vegetarian food.