Pasta is something we make often. Me and my hubby both love italian food a lot, specially pasta, which tops the list. I like my pasta spicy or like how we get in California pizza kitchen, something like an indian style pasta. Lotsa garlic and lotsa spice. Yuummmmmmmmmmmm!!
So this is my style pasta.....basic oil based garlicky pasta. As i said earlier, in my previous pasta and italian posts that I like my sauce seperate to make my pasta less soggy, So this is a sauceless pasta. You may add sauce to it if u desire and enjoy this lovely Garlicky mushroom spinach pasta.
Angel hair (spaghetti ) - 1 packet
Spinach - 1 1/2 cup (I used frozen spinach)
Mushroom - 7-8 sliced (divide in 2 parts (1/4 and 3/4 ))
Garlic pods - 1 medium chopped
Oregano - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Olive oil - 1 tbsp (add more if u feel ur pasta looks dry or sticky)
Fresh italian / indian parsley (coriander) - 1/2 cup finely chopped
Red chilli flakes - 1 tsp
Sun dried Tomatoes - 5-6 sliced (optional)
Chilli Garlic Paste - 2 tsp (recipe below)
Garlic Chilli Paste Recipe
Dried red chillies - 6-7
Garlic pods - 6-7 (chopped)
Olive oil - 1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste
In a blender add all these ingredients and blend them well into a paste.Your Garlic chilli paste is ready. Keep it aside.You can store it in an air tight jar and keep it in the refridgerator for a week.
In a big pan heat around 9 cups of water. let the water boil and add salt and few tsps of olive oil to the water. when the water starts boiling, add the pasta to the water and allow it to cook a bit (Al Dante). See that u dont overcook ur pasta.Once cooked drain the excess water and allow the pasta to cool well. Keep it aside.
In a pan take some oilive oil and saute the spinach sperately and keep it aside once cooked. Now in the same pan take some butter and saute 1/4 cup of the sliced mushrooms. Allow the mushroom to cook well and fry. Keep aside.
In a seperate pan now take olive oil and add the chopped garlic to it. Saute well and then add in the garlic chilli paste to it. Mix well for few minutes. Now add in 3/4 of the sliced mushrooms and fry well. Once the Mushrooms are cooked well, add the spinach to it and mix well. Add the pasta to it and saute well. Add some olive oil if u feel the pasta is sticking together.Let the pasta cook well for about 10-15 minutes in medium flame. Mix well. Remove from the gas.
Garnish with the fried mushroom and fresh parsley. I dont like chese so i have skipped it, but u may garnish the pasta with some shredded mozarella or parmesan cheese. Mix lightly and serve.
Your amazing and easy Garlicky pasta is ready.
My hubby enjoying his pasta alog with a cup of hot tomato soup.
Serve hot with Tomato soup and french bread slice. Lovely and tasty garlicky pasta. Enjoy!!