SPICY SPAGHETTI

Like most indian moms, my mom specialized in making Indo-anything.  In several cases, I wasn't the biggest fan of Indo-Italian food, but this particular dish was something special.  Meet spicy spaghetti.  Its full of veggie goodness and has tons of Indian inspired Italian flavor.  Its my go to when I want to make a more hearty & nutritious pasta.  


SPICY SPAGHETTI RECIPE

KITCHEN MOM'S


INGREDIENTS (SERVES 6-8)

  1. 2 bell peppers (julienned)
  2. 1/2 - 1 onion (julienned)
  3. 2 c of baby spinach
  4. 1 box of mushrooms (diced)
  5. 5-6 cloves of garlic (minced)
  6. 1 box noodles of choice (we like the quinoa GF pasta)
  7. 1 1/2 jars pasta sauce of choice (I like Arrabiata)
  8. 1/2 tsp pav bhaji masala
  9. 1 tsp dhana jeeru
  10. 1 1/2 tsp mirchi
  11. 3 tbs olive oil
  12. 1/4 tsp haldi
  13. fresh buffalo mozzarella (can sub with reg moz!)

GLOSSARY OF SPICES CAN BE FOUND HERE

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Begin to boil water for pasta.
  2. In a separate skillet, heat the olive oil.
  3. Add the minced garlic and sauté.
  4. Sauté the julienned onions until clear.
  5. Add the bell peppers and cook til pepper smell goes away (3-4 minutes).
  6. Add the mushrooms and cook til smell goes away (3 - 4 minutes).
  7. Add the spinach and cook til reduced. 
  8. Add the spices and cook for an additional two minutes before setting on lowest heat.
  9. By now the water is probably ready for the pasta.  Add and cook til al dente.
  10. When the pasta is cooked, drain the water and add the pasta in to the sauce.
  11. Transfer the mixture into a baking safe dish, sprinkle fresh mozzarella, cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15-20 minutes at 350F.