Friday, 21 September 2007

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Yum yum....

This dish is super delicious and very easy to make.
And guess it is really a very very cheap dish ( except for the good olive oil).

We all say after eating this dish there is this really good after taste in your mouth.


In Rome the name of the Spahetti dish is pronouced as "Spagehtti ayo-e-oyo" or just "ayo-e-oyo".
Well i gather it is called with this name bacause of the chillies in it.
Last summer we went to Egypt for holiday.
And my daughter ordered this dish in a Restraunt in Luxor called Jamboree.

Ofcourse i had a taste from her dish as i also had never had this.
Must admitt i was so surprised how good it tasted with such a few ingridients.

So when we were back home i took my Italian cooking book and there it was this delicious dish under my nose................. I had this book for few years and I never tried the recipie thinking it is too simple !!!!!!!!!!!




Onion,garlic......





Frying which just take few minutes...







Sipmple and DELICIOUS

300 gm pasta10 to 12 tbsp good olive oil.
One onion finley chopped
4 garlic cloves crushed4 to 5 dry chillies sliced ( more if you like it spicy)
a hand full of parsley ( optional)
100 gm grated parmesan cheese.
Salt.
Chillie flakes to sprinkle over the dish.
Cook the pasta according to the packet.In the mean time heat the oil in a pan and add the onions, chillies and garlic.
Fry till they are soft.
Now drain the cooked pasta and add to the pan with the fried mix. Toss it very good and serve immiedietly .
Sprinkle the dish with the cheese and chillie flakes.
Enjoy.I told you it is a realy easy dish to make.
Tip: As the olive oil is a main ingridient, it is better to use a good quality of olive oil.

38 comments:

Asha said...

YUM!!!:))

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Hi!

Welcome to The Foodie Blogroll!

Aglio means Garlic in Italian and Olio is Oil.

A lot of people in Southern Italy like the Calabria region as well as Sicily cook with a lot of chilis or what is called peperoncino - usually a dried or most times pickled chili. So the chilis in this version just add a little kcik but it can also be made without the chilis.

Cinnamon said...

Looks lovely .... And to be honest I had to practice pronouncing the name for a couple of times :D

Laavanya said...

I love this too.. it may be simple but really tasty.

lakshmi said...

this is one of my best loved ways to have pasta - though i skip the cheese

bindiya said...

what a simple and delicious dish! sure looks great

Seena said...

HC,
Very nice dish! what if we read in our language, ayyoo eyyoo..:)thanks for sharing such a simple tasty dish..

Happy cook said...

Thankyou Asha, it was yum....

Left over queen, thank you for the info about the dish and thankx again for adding me in the blogroll.

Ha ha Cinamon, yeah first time i read the recipe i also had to practice.

Lavanya it is true what you say.

Lakshmi Normaly i think they don't give cheese, but i do it because my hubby like to have cheese in it.

Thankx bindya

Seena, while reading your comment i laughed out loud and my daughter was asking me what was the big joke.... really you are funny.

Sia said...

its simple dishes like this which makes me happy:)
thanks for leaving a comment in my corner and leadind me to ur wonderful blog. i love the way u call urself, happy cook:)

Siri said...

Dear HC,

The sphagetti is so yummy and I love the way to state the pronunchiation too.. thought it took a while :D and thanks for dropping by my blog dear..:)

Happy cook said...

Sia, i call myself Happy cook because when i am making new dishes in my kitchen i am happy. And actually working in my kitchen relax me.

Thanks siri, it took me a while too, to prounce the dish.

Lissie said...

cheese and chillies...great combination! so easy to prepare!!

Latha said...

wonderful dish, Happy cook (and a nice happy smiling picture of yours!). I wanted to leave a small note on this dish and see that Leftover queen has already given a nice brief:) I make this without the onion and with fresh red chillies (pepperoncini) and sometimes also add mushrooms. It's delicious. Oh yes try adding plenty of finely chopped Parsley at the end... it gives a very earthy feel to the dish.

Padma said...

Wow nice title for ur spaghetti.
looks chilly!

Happy cook said...

Thanks lissie, the authentic recipe is without cheese, but i add it anyway.

Thankx latha.
To be honest the recipe i've is without onions, but you know one should always make something according to ones own taste.
I do sprinkle parsley in the end on each plate except on my daughters.

Padma it is chillie, but if you want you can add less or more according to your taste.

TBC said...

That sounds good. I should try that sometime.

Apple said...

Lovely.....Is there any other simple name for this??? Spaghetti Garlico Oilo????

meeso said...

Oh...how many times I've had a recipe for something good and didn't even know it for the longest time. This dish looks amazing though, and your pictures show just how good this dish must taste even with so few ingredients!

Sharmi said...

hey in the whole pasta family I only love your aglio :)

nicisme said...

This is one of my favourite ways to eat spaghetti and yours looks delicious!

Rajitha said...

mmm..yummy! i am getting hungry

Jeena said...

Yummy I love pasta with chilli it is so nice you are right! Great recipe happy lovely pics too. :)

Cynthia said...

HP, I've always liked this simple pasta dish that is always, always delicious.

PASSIONATE BAKER....and beyond. said...

YUM YUM!!! I have a similar recipe in the Pasta Bible that I hav...for some silly reason never tried it. Thanks for posting it with the great pictures. Will def try it soon...I love Italian. BTW, thanks for the comment on the choc cake...Take care & cheers :0)

Superchef said...

nice n simple recipe...i loved the way it sounds!!! :D

Rosie said...

Hi happy cook,

I've just been looking through your wonderful blog. Great to *see* another foodie Blogroller too!

This dish looks beautiful - YUM!!

Vani said...

How simple this dish is and must be really good with red chillies/garlic/onion. Love it!

Daily Meals said...

Hi, first time in your blog...I tasted pasta Aglio e Olio.... Aglio e Olio with sphagetti is a nice variation.

Mandy said...

as much as I love this dish, I still have difficulty pronouncing it correctly! :p
Thanks for dropping by my blog!

Saju said...

Hey - sometimes simple is best. I get exhausted by some of our labour intensive indian dishes. Time to eat is the same whether you take 20 minutes or whole morning to make.

Nags said...

nice :)

thanks for stopping by :)

SMN said...

Hi very tempting spaghetti...

Happy cook said...

TBC. It is really a nice dish, you should try it when u have less time to cook.

Apple Well i guess we can put a simple name like you suggested, but then i think the italians will grumble at us :-)))

Messo same here i've recipes which i've never tried and i eat the dish somewhere else and say wow this is reallt delicious.

Sharmi thankyou. Well you can make the Aglio then :-)

nicisme thankyou, this is one of my favorite,

rajitha i hops your hunger is finished now

Thankyou jeena.

Happy cook said...

Cynthia, after tasting this pasta it has become one of my favorite pasta dish.

Passionate baker, i think we have the same pasta bible book. This recipe comes from that book, just that i changed the recipe to my taste like adding onions and cheese. And where there is chocolate i am there. It is like a mouse smelling cheese :-)))))

Thankx superchef. It sounds really cool the name.

Rosie thankyou.

Vani it is simple and delicious

Thanks dailymeals.

Mandy i have made this dish now a lot of time, but i still have difficulty it pronouncing.

Saju, i do really agree with you. Sometime one is hours in the kitchen and then the meal is finished in minutes.....

Nags it was my pleasure :-)

Thanks SMN

Sirisha Kilambi said...

It indeed looks very delicious :-)

ANI said...

Wow.. what a simple way of cooking pasta.. I am going to try it today...

Happy cook said...

ani Do try and let me know. Yoou can add more olive oil or chillies according to your taste.

zlamushka said...

Hi Happy Cook

I love Aglio Olio. I make mine with pickled jalapeno peppers. Otherwise it is the same. Love it!!!