Friday, November 8, 2013

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

For me after Pizza, spaghetti means Italian food. I tasted spaghetti for the first time with some cheesy creamy sauce, immediately i have fallen in love to this Italian noodles like pasta. Since am the host of this month's International Food Challenge ,a monthly event started by two wonderful food bloggers Sara and Shobana i was searching for an interesting spaghetti dish and while googling i crossed this spaghetti alla puttanesca which sounds prefect for me as this recipe goes for my favourite anchovy fish and olives.

This dish goes seriously for a very quick and easy preparation and my kids enjoyed thoroughly this tangy,fishy spaghetti.Instead of normal tomatoes, i used cherry tomatoes for making this spaghetti and those addition of cherry tomatoes makes the difference in this dish. You can skip anchovy fillets by using soya granules or tuna fish if you dont like anchovies.

Recipe Source: I Can Has Cook
2cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
1no Red chilly (de-seeded and finely chopped)
2 or 4 Anchovy fillets (drained from the oil in their tin and finely chopped)
400grms Chopped tomatoes
Handful of black olives(roughly chopped)
1tbsp Capers
200g Spaghetti
1small bunch Parsley or 2sprigs Basil(finely chopped)
Olive oil

Heat about 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan.

Fry the garlic for one minute, stirring constantly. Add the chili and anchovies and fry for one minute.

Add the tomatoes, olives and capers to the frying pan.

Stir so everything is well mixed together. Simmer over a medium heat for 10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.

Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in a saucepan of salted boiling water according to the pack’s instructions.

Once the pasta has cooked, drain and return to the sauce pan off the heat.

Tip in the tomato sauce and mix well until the spaghetti is coated.

Serve with chopped parsley or basil.


  1. You are one very busy lady priya , trying to keep up with your posts :) hehe, love the pasta!! just want to grab a fork and dive in :)

  2. Love this pastha........Inviting....

  3. sounds very interesting, but u know am not a big fan of pasta recipes...

  4. This is something I have been wanting to try for a long time!!! Yours looks so tempting!! Loved the brilliant red :)

  5. Spaghetti looks very yummy and colourful

    On-going event: Dish it out: coconut and sugar/salt

  6. Priya I really admire ur skills.I am sure the whole of blogosphere does. I wonder where u search to come up with such unique and interesting pasta recipes.

  7. Very nice pasta!! Love ur recipes as usual..

  8. très appétissant j'aime beaucoup les spaghetti
    bonne soirée

  9. Very inviting recipe and you made it perfectly.

  10. Lovely recipe n the click is as usual .. running out of words!..

  11. Anchovies are karuvadu right ?.Without anchovies i will be intrested in other sphagetti .If we omit that anchovies will the dish taste good ?.

  12. Lovely recipe Priya & love the new look on your page. I am so glad to be back on blogging & catching up on what I missed the last 1 month.

  13. For unique recipes with an interesting title one should land on ur blog :) Super priya !


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