For the Pasta Sauce:
Tomatoes - 3 medium sized
Onion - 1 small
Garlic - 4
Oregano - 1/4 tsp
Black Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli flakes - 1/2 tsp
Tomato Sauce - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp(optional)
Oilve Oil or Vegetable Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Spaghetti - 1.5 cups
Onion - 1/2 chopped finely
Pasta sauce - 3 tbsp
Egg - 2
Step 1: Get Ready Your Ingredients
Step 2: Pasta Sauce - Puree the Tomato
Let it get cooked for 2-3 mins. Take it out of the boiling water.
Let it cool down and peel of the skin.
Puree it to a fine paste(no water to be added).Keep aside.
Add the tomato puree. Allow it to cook til the raw smell leaves and puree has reduced.
Note : We are not adding water at this stage because we want the spaghetti to have a the flavor of the sauce and a crisp texture after baking.
Step 4: Final Stage of the Sauce
Step 5: Boil the Spaghetti
Add the spaghetti a little at a time so the water doesn't stop boiling.
Boil the spaghetti uncovered for about 10 minutes.
Take a spaghetti from the pot after you feel it is done and taste it when cool enough. It should be tender and also firm enough.
Place a Strainer with a vessel below and drain the spaghetti.
Pasta must not be allowed to sit after cooking or it will quickly become a sticky, clumpy mass. So time the sauce and pasta making accordingly.
Toss in Spaghetti and the required amount of sauce. Bring them together.
Step 6: Bird's Nest
Note: Take care that no space is left within spaghetti or the egg when baking will seep through the hole and wont look like a nest. [ Lesson learnt from my first trial :) ]
Preheat the oven at 180 degree. Then Bake the Spaghetti for about 5 minutes till crisp and dry.
To the egg white add salt as desired.
Place carefully the egg white and then yolk at the center.
Note: Sometimes the entire egg white may not fit in the basket so while placing the white keep in mind that there is enough space for the yolk.