This week, we have a really interesting theme. I have decided to choose an international theme whenever Valli includes them. I love her creativity regarding the themes. This week we need to choose three capital cities with the same alphabet and cook a dish from the country. I selected R as the alphabet and chose three capital cities with R. For the first day it is Rome and the country is Italy. There was a reason why I came with R. I had today’s recipe in drafts and I wanted to use it for the international theme. So just to use the recipe I chose Rome and so Italy. Hehehe! Spaghetti is one of the Italian pastas loved all over the world. A thicker variety is known as the spaghettoni and the thinner version is known as the capellini. I am always amazed at the variety of pastas the Italians make. I have been watching Master Chef Australia and the Italian Nona Gina makes awesome pastas. Though I love to make them from scratch, the store bought packs make life easier.
When we go shopping, I make sure to buy some of Sruti’s fav ingredients. Last time we bought a pack of spaghetti. And on the pack there was this instruction for making Aglio e Olio. On the previous day, I read Archana’s post and was showing it to Sruti. She was so tempted and we decided to make it for Sunday’s lunch. As I didn’t have olive oil or cheese, I made the simplest dish using butter. Sruti was really happy because garlic is her new fav. The dish has so much of garlic flavour in it. As I added, the aroma was amazing. If you have olive oil, use it instead of butter. This is one of the easiest spaghetti recipes you can make.
Spaghetti – 100 gm
Butter – 2 tbs
Garlic – 4 pods, grated
Red Chilly Flakes – a generous pinch
Salt and Pepper To Taste
Coriander Leaves – 2 tbs
Cook spaghetti as per package instructions and drain and set aside.
Melt butter in a pan and add garlic.
Saute for sometime and add in red chilly flakes and coriander leaves.
Add in the cooked spaghetti, salt and pepper.
Gently mix everything and serve immediately.
Aglio e Olio / Garlic Spaghetti Recipe
- Spaghetti - 100 gm
- Butter - 2 tbs
- Garlic - 4 pods grated
- Red Chilly Flakes - a generous pinch
- Salt and Pepper To Taste
- Coriander Leaves - 2 tbs
- Cook spaghetti as per package instructions and drain and set aside.
- Melt butter in a pan and add garlic.
- Saute for sometime and add in red chilly flakes and coriander leaves.
- Add in the cooked spaghetti, salt and pepper.
- Gently mix everything and serve immediately.