Monday, 13 February 2012

weekend dinners : simply spaghetti !!

Hope you all had a great weekend.Mine was good too ...with Valentine's day around the corner it was all about romantic movies.(yeah both hubby and me are movie freaks ).. I watched THE VOW and EK MAIN AUR EK TU.It was a total surprise for me coz I had great expectations from THE VOW which was a bit disappointing and I wasn't too excited about EMAET which turned out to be a great watch.

Enjoying my favourite Ben & Jerry's @ Cineworld

Coming back to  food... Well knowingly or unknowingly pasta has become a part of  our weekend meals.And when it comes to pasta we usually eat macaroni ,penne or this time we  tried something different ...SPAGHETTI....I had never ever cooked spaghetti I was a bit apprehensive before trying ...
Just had in mind a few cooking tips which I had once seen on  Donna hay's cookery show
-100gms spaghetti per person.
- add spaghetti in boiling water...this is what cooks it well and al dente.
And that's was no rocket science...infact cooking spaghetti is really simple.

Here's how I cooked it 


200g Spaghetti
1 Onion sliced
1/2 cup Mixed peppers
1/4 cup sweetcorn
1 tbsp minced garlic
1tsp chilli flakes
1 vegetable stock cube
200 gms chopped tomatoes 
1 Spring onion
1/2 tsp Basil
1 tsp Oregano 
Salt and Pepper to taste
Olive Oil


Boil water in a sauce pan,when water hits the boiling point,add spaghetti and cook till its al dente.
Heat oil in a pan,saute garlic and onion for 3 minutes till its translucent.Add peppers,sweetcorn and cook for two minutes.Add tomatoes and cook till done.Add veg stock cube with water and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes till it becomes a sauce consistency.Add chilli flakes,basil and oregano and mix.Add spaghetti and check seasoning.Garnish with spring onions and Parmesan cheese.

We just loved spaghetti.. its  our favourite now.... and I think every weekend we will  try out new versions in the coming days I hope to share  a lot of spaghetti recipes with you all.

Sending this to BLOG EVENT : COMFORT FOOD BY daily -cuppa


  1. Simply spaghetti!!one of my favourites & your dish is mouthwatering!!