I love Middle East winter and I totally love this change of weather… its sunny at the same time chilly and windy, where you need to wear some winter clothes. And this cool weather has a tendency of bringing friends together for barbecue… camping… impromptu café hoping… sheesha time….
And in my kitchen I find myself making masala chai, soup or warm bread pudding … and other comfort food… so here I am soaking up this gorgeous weather and sharing the joy through the beauty of food…Today’s recipe is a simple, no fuss pasta recipe which is spicy… perfect for this weather… and easy to whip up for your family, friends or for yourself!
1 onion finely chopped3 garlic cloves finely chopped
¾ cup any bottled pasta sauce2 cups of dried penne pasta - this needs to be cooked as per the instructions and while cooking please reserve a cup of cooking water.
Grated mozzarellaGrated parmesan
Salt and Black pepperChillie flakes – to your taste
4 tblsp finely chopped capsicumCooking cream
3 tsp Olive oil
Heat Olive oil and sauté chopped onion until softened. Then add garlic and continue to fry for 2 minutes.
Pour in the pasta sauce, chopped parsley, reserved pasta cooking water and season with chillie flakes, salt and pepper.
Bring the sauce to a simmer till its thickened and a little cream to it.
Add cooked pasta to the simmering sauce and sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top and garnish with parsley leaves.
Serve it hot!