My husband wanted to have pizza yesterday for dinner but for some reasons we couldn't go out... we had to eat food that I prepared. So pitying him I made this stir fried pasta. It turned out decently good J And he has no other option anyway…
1. Pasta – 2 cups (I used penne)
2. Capsicum – 3 (medium)
3. Onion – 2 (medium)
4. Garlic – 5 cloves
5. Red chili flakes – 1 tsp
6. Olives -10
7. Cheese – 2 cubes
8. Italian spice – 2 tsp (if you have)
9. Crushed pepper – ½ tsp
10. Salt to taste
11. Olive oil – 2 tbsp
Step 1: Cook the pasta according to the instruction on the pack with slightly more salt than usual because we are not going to coat them with any sauce as such. Then drain the pasta completely and toss by drizzling some oil to avoid sticking of pasta to each other. Keep this aside.
Step 2: Chop capsicum and onion in to thick slices to match the length of penne, cut the garlic finely and make wedges of olives.
Step 3: Take olive oil in a pan and add garlic, chili flakes and crushed Italian seasoning when the oil is still cool. Let the oil and spices get heated up together , this flavors the oil and also does not brown the spices.
Step 4: Now add onions and toss in high flame, add in capsicum, olives, crushed pepper and toss for 1 minute.
Step 5: Put the cooked pasta in and grate cheese cubes over it. With soft hand, mix with a wooden ladle to combine all ingredients without breaking pasta. Switch of the stove within 30 seconds to retain crunch in the veggies.