Monday, 19 December 2011

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Trust me... This dish is not as complicated as it sounds... This is the simplest Spaghetti dish I've come across. You should find all the ingredients (total of 4 – including oil) in your pantry.

So this is the perfect late night / in-a-hurry snack / meal. I would also say this is a good bachelor / student dish. Easy and quick, its very difficult to get it wrong. Its very satisfying as well.

Enough of the blah blah... here's the recipe:

Serves: 2

200 gms Dried Spaghetti (I used Whole Wheat) – cooked as per package instructions (See Note)
2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
2 tbsp Chopped Garlic
2 tbsp Olive Oil

  1. Heat Olive Oil in a pan.
  2. When the oil is hot, add the Red Chilli Flakes and fry for 30 seconds stirring continuously.
  3. Add the Chopped Garlic and until the Garlic starts to change the colour.
  4. Add the Spaghetti and toss well until it is coated well with the Chilli Flakes and Garlic.
  5. Serve Hot.

Note: To cook spaghetti, bring a saucepan with salted water to a rolling boil. Add in the spaghetti. It doesn't matter if the spaghetti is not immersed fully at the beginning. It will gradually go down. After the spaghetti is immersed in water, cover and cook till its soft. There should still be a bite to it. Strain and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Toss it in 1 – 2 tsp of oil and try to lay it as flat as possible before adding it to the pan.

This goes to Kalyani's 100 day Global Food Festival


  1. How delicious and so simple, perfect for after the holidays when something inexpensive, filling but not rich is required.

  2. Omg, feel like finishing that whole bowl..simply irresistible.

  3. You are so right Janice. Perfect for next week should I say???

    Thanks Priya.

  4. Nice new to looks super luv the flavour...

  5. wow!!!!looks so good. First time here. Happy to follow u!!

  6. Hey! I made this for the Blog Hop.. here's the link

  7. it looks quite nice .. I came to see this from Renuka's Blog :)


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