Though Spaghetti & noodles look alike. But they are very different in their texture, taste and thickness. Spaghetti is a traditional Italian staple food made of durum wheat and water and Therefore has more nutritional value . Whereas Noodles are generally made of flour paste. They are also thin. One more interesting fact is that Spaghetti is eaten with a fork and noodles are eaten with Chopsticks. Spaghetti is served in a plate or bowl and topped with sauce. It is then mixed with the help of a spoon and fork and then eaten with a fork. Interesting!.
Today we are making Avery simple and easy to cook Spaghetti which you can enjoy on any working day for your lunch and dinner. It has very few ingredients. However you can top with any sauce of your choice. But my family prefers it plain and simple.
200 gm Spaghetti
2 Tbsp minced Garlic
2 Cups roughly chopped Spinach.
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tsp Chilli Flakes
1 Tbsp Oregano
2 Tbsp Tomato Sauce.
Salt to taste.
Here We Go:
Add 4 Cups of water to a pan. Keep it on flame. When the water starts boiling add spaghetti, salt and 1 tsp of oil. Keep the flame on low and let It boil. It will take around 12 to 15 minutes to be done. .
To Check whether the pasta is done. Take one spaghetti and press it between your thumb and finger. If it cuts easily,it is done.
Strain it in a strainer. Keep one cup of pasta water aside. Rest you can discard.
Heat a wok and add 2 tbsp of oil to it. When heated add minced garlic. Saute it till fragrant. But it should not turn brown.
Add roughly chopped Spinach to it. Also add chilli flakes and oregano. Saute till spinach wilts.
Add Spaghetti and one cup pasta water and 2 tbsp of sauce to the pan.
You can add Add chedar cheese f you want at this stage. I have made it without cheese. Stir for 2 to 3 minutes to let pasta absorb flavours and water. Serve Hot.