Appley Spaghetti Sauce

Spagetti sauce, served here on paste with cheese and olives

Spaghetti sauce, served here on pasta with cheese and olives

I love the spaghetti sauce my mother makes. It doesn’t taste like curry dumped on pasta, it’s a familiar yet different type of pasta sauce. It’s super easy to prepare, the addition of an apple and the red pepper makes it taste fresher! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Recipe: Appley Spaghetti Sauce

Categories: Main Dishes; other

Accompaniments: Spaghetti, cheese, olives

Servings: 3-4


  • 1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes (canned)
  • 1 red pepper, cut into large chunks (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1  apple, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes (optional)


  • In a blender puree tomatoes, red pepper, apple, green chilli, ketchup.
  • Heat oil in a pot and add onions. Cook the onions till they turn slightly brown at the edges (not fully brown).
  • Add the garlic and salt and fry for a few seconds.
  • Add turmeric, cumin, red chili flakes (if using).
  • Add the pureed tomato mixture and cook till the mixture thickens and releases some oil.



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