1 packet of spaghetti

  • 5 – 6 dries red chillies, deseeded and ground to a coarse powder
  • 5 – 6 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
  • 4 slices of bread, ground to a fine powder in a mixer
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed dry herbs/Italian seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons of Olive Oil


  1. Heat water in a big saucepan with a few drops of oil and 2 teaspoons of salt
  2. Immerse the pasta in the hot water and cook till al dente.
  3. After it is cooked, strain and leave aside.
  4. Take a wok and heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  5. Add the chopped garlic and sauté for a minute.
  6. Then add the ground red chillies and sauté for a few more minutes till the colour changes to a deeper red.
  7. Add sugar and salt to the chillies and garlic and stir till everything gets mixed.
  8. After that, add the pasta to the mixture and stir.
  9. Take another small wok and dry roast the bread crumbs till they turn golden brown. Stir continuously to avoid burning.
  10. Add a teaspoon of dried herbs to the breadcrumbs and mix.
  11. Add this to the pasta and mix.
  12. Taste to check for seasoning.
  13. Drizzle olive oil over it and serve hot.


SERVING SUGGESTION:  Serve with homemade garlic bread. To make some, take 4 slices of bread. Take a tablespoon of butter and melt it till it becomes slightly liquidy. Add 2 finely chopped cloves of garlic to the butter along with a little salt and pepper powder. Spread the mixture generously on each slice. Grate a little cheese on each slice and grill in the oven till the cheese melts and the bread becomes crisp.