Saturday, July 4, 2015

Spaghetti with herbs, olives and roasted charoli seeds

A simple weekend lunch – Garlicky Spaghetti with herbs, olives and garnished with roasted charoli seeds. I just experimented with few ingredients available at home and it turned out very delicious

Serves: 2
Cooking time: 20 mins


Spaghetti - 200gm

 For Sauce

Garlic - 6-7 cloves, sliced
Green chilli - 2, finely chopped
Yellow bell pepper - 3 Tbsp, chopped
Crushed red chilli flakes - 1/4 tsp
Spring onion -  3 Tbsp, finely chopped
Arrabbiata  sauce - 1 Tbsp
Black olives - 7-8, sliced
Roasted charoli or Chironji seeds - 4 Tbsp
Oilive oil - 2 Tbsp
Tomato - 1 medium, finely chopped
Dried rosemary - 1 pinch
Dried parsley - 1 pinch 


  1. Boil Spaghetti by instructions given in the packet. For a nonsticky spaghetti, add two drops of olive oil in boiling water. Once the spaghetti is cooked, drain well and spread it on a plate.
  2. In a wok or big pan, Heat oil and then add garlic and green chillies. Saute well for about a min or until the raw smell goes. Keep the flame in low- medium.
  3. Add chopped bell pepper, red chilli flakes, spring onions,tomato and arrabbiata sauce. When oil starts coming out, add sliced olives, dried rosemary, dried parsley, salt and mix well.
  4.  Add spaghetti to the sauce and mix well.
  5. Garnish with Charoli seeds and serve hot.

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