Cottage Cheese, Spring Onions In Arrabiata Sauce


Arrabiata Sauce is one of my favorite sauces and I use it for pasta especially Penne  and for many other dishes. It is healthy, full of texture and color and easy to prepare.

Arrabiata goes very well with cottage cheese and my boys love it.

Cooked or heat processed tomatoes contain more lycopene, because cooking helps to release lycopene from the tomato cells.

Lycopene is fat soluble, so it helps to cook it in oil, such as olive oil.

The main ingredients for Arrabiata are tomatoes and garlic. Those  who love garlic like I do can use it as a main flavor in this recipe.

Presence of peperoncino (chili flakes) gives it a defining characteristic (and a lively kick). I add basil and coriander to enhance the taste.

The basic ingredients for the Arrabiata sauce  I make for this particular dish are :

Tomatoes- 1/2 kg ( grated)

Garlic- 10pods ( peeled and finely chopped)

Onions – 2 large

coriander –  5 table-spoon ( finely chopped)

Crushed red pepper flakes – 1 tea-spoon ( optional)

( I use finely chopped green chilli )

Olive oil – 2 table-spoon

Black Pepper – finely crushed 1 tea-spoon

Cumin Seeds – 1Teaspoon

Salt – to taste

Tomato Ketchup – 6 tablespoons

Other Ingredients :

Cottage Cheese – 300grms

Spring Onions  2 fresh and finely chopped springs

Method :

Heat a non stick heavy bottom pan. Add olive oil. keep the flame medium low. Add cumin seeds . When they splutter add onion and garlic. Stir till golden in color. Add tomatoes and keep stirring  till the mixture begins to thicken. Add salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes/ green chilies  also add tomato ketchup.

Keep it covered on low flame for sometime till the excess water gets absorbed and the sauce gets a smooth look.

Add chopped spring onions and half the quantity of coriander.

Stir in cottage cheese cubes .

( I cut the cottage cheese in small cubes and place them in hot salted water till ready to use. It makes them remain soft)

Cover the pan and cook for sometime  till the cheese and sauce blend beautifully.

Remove from heat and add rest of the coriander .

Serve hot .

I use it for filling sandwiches  or on bread pizzas as topping too apart from eating with hot roties or parathas .

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10 thoughts on “Cottage Cheese, Spring Onions In Arrabiata Sauce

  1. super-duper yum. Both are my faves…especially cottage cheese, I am a paneer addict!

    LOL I am not a paneer addict but I completely relish this . you will love it too

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  2. Oh I love make Pasta, T. And my husband loves Arrabiata – but we make it a little differently. Yours sounds great too. Must try it out. 🙂

    Yea I make it with red wine and leave out some spices etc when making for pasta Connie 🙂 .. must share your recipe too 🙂 thanks for visiting my blog

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  3. Oh…me loving this…am going to try this one. 🙂 🙂 Delicious 🙂 🙂 Paneer is a such a fav at home. 🙂

    Uma you will love it 😀 we all relish this one and if any leftover .. you can dry it and stuff it in toast or use as pizza topping etc .. lovely

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