Finely chop the carrot and shallot and mince the garlic clove, halve cherry tomatoes.
In olive oil on medium heat, sauté carrot and onion for a couple of minutes or until the onion starts to brown.
Add minced garlic and Italian herbs.
Cook for an extra minute until fragrant
Add halved cherry tomatoes to the pan with a good pinch of salt and stir everything together.
Allow it to cook for a couple of minutes on low heat until tomatoes start to release their juices.
Meanwhile, bring the pot with the salted water to boil and add your pasta in
To the pan with tomatoes, add a cup of passata, teaspoon of sugar and half a cup of water.
Season with salt and pepper
Give it a good stir and cook for about 5 minutes or until tomato sauce reaches your desired consistency
Turn off the heat, and lastly, add thinly sliced basil
Drain ready pasta and serve with freshly made tomato sauce