Marinara sauce is a simple to make sauce that is perfect for pastas or other Italian dishes calling for it like meatballs.

Homemade made sauce gives a nice and fresh flavour to any dish as it cooked with  the herbs and fresh tomatoes.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cook Time : 25 minutes

Servings : 8

Ingredients :

Olive oil : 3 tablespoons

Onion : 1 large finely chopped

Carrot : 1/3 cup shredded

Garlic cloves : 3 minced

Fresh basil : 1/4 cup chopped

Dried Oregano : 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Pepper : 1/2 teaspoon

Tomatoes : 6 cups blanched and crushed

Tomato paste : 2 tablespoons

Sugar :  1 teaspoon

Water : 1/2 cup

Method :

In a large saucepan, heat olive oil and add onions, carrot and garlic. Stir and cook for 5 minutes until they are soft.

Add the remaining ingredients, stir well and cook for 20 minutes on low flame uncovered. While mashing up the tomatoes for a thicker consistency.

Turn off the stove and serve over pasta or any recipe of your choice. Refrigerate in an air tight container for upto 10 days.