Easiest Spaghetti Aglio Olio Recipe

INGREDIENTS : 250 gms of Spaghetti | 12-15 Cloves of Chopped Garlic | 2 tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil | 3-4 Fresh Red Chillis | 1 tsp of Red Pepper Flakes | Salt to taste | 1/2 Cup Fresh Parsley Leaves | Parmesan Cheese / Processed Cheese to garnish COOK & PREP TIME : 20mins

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Spaghetti Aglio Olio Recipe from a soul food story


In a thick bottomed pan, boil the spaghetti noodles with a spoon full of salt. Take them off the boil once Al dente ( cooked throughout but gives a bite to the tooth ). Reserve a small cup of pasta water and strain the rest. Run the noodles under cold water to stop the noodles from cooking further.

In a pan, add the olive oil and then the chopped garlic and red chilli, cook them until you smell the garlic, but don’t let it brown. Add a few hand torn pieces of parsley and cook until the aroma of garlic, oil and parsley hits your olfactory senses. Add the reserved pasta water and create a sauce out of the oil, chili, garlic and water. Add your pasta noodles to it. Top it off with salt as per taste and add more parsley leaves in this step. Top it with more chilli flakes and let it simmer and absorb the flavours. Once the pasta is coated, take the pan out of heat.

Swirl the noodles, roll it and place them on a plate. Garnish is parmesan or regular processed cheese. Serve Immediately!

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Garnish with cheese and serve hot | Simple Spaghetti Aglio Olio


Use salt when cooking the pasta | Reserve some pasta water before draining it all | Use disposable gloves while chopping the chilli


Adding oil in your pasta water | No need to add black pepper


Do try the recipe and tell me know how you liked it in the comments below. Note: all images used in this recipe are owned by A soulfoodstory

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