Thursday 4 June 2015

Chilli garlic pasta

After a crazy week at work, my colleagues decided to go out for a drink but all I wanted to do was to come home to some comforting food and to curl up on the sofa, watching TV. Unfortunately I knew I had to make dinner myself as Salil had to attend a work dinner and obviously there wasn't a fairy who was going to cook the meal for me. I was also in no mood for a greasy takeaway. We'd had dal and rice (which is one of my favourite comfort foods of all time)  just yesterday and I didn't want to have it again, so I decided to make a quick pasta. I kept the pasta for boiling but still wasn't sure what I was making. I started chopping the garlic and the parsley and the rest of the recipe just flowed. Before I knew it, I was savouring this delicious pasta, sitting on the sofa, catching up on my favourite shows - just as I had planned! :)

This is one of the simplest and probably the yummiest pasta recipes ever! With just a few ingredients but loads of flavour, this will definitely be one of my favourite go to weekday recipes to make. You have got to try this out!

Serves 1-2


100 gms dry spaghetti 
4 - 5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp dry chilli flakes (adjust as per taste)
1 tbsp good quality olive oil
A handful of parsley, choppped
Extra virgin olive oil to drizzle
Salt to taste


Cook the pasta in some salted water until cooked, drain and keep aside.

On a low flame, heat the olive oil (you can also add in some butter) and add the garlic and chilli flakes. Cook for a minute.

Add the parsley, throw in the pasta, season with some salt and give it a toss. 

Drizzle over some extra virgin olive oil when serving. yum! :) 

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