Simple cheesy vegetarian spaghetti

500 gm spaghetti
100-150 gm paneer or cottage cheese.
5 big tomatoes pureed
1 big capsicum chopped
4-5 garlic chopped
2-3 tsp.chilli flakes
Mozzarella is best,but you could use Parmesan or any cheese of your choice
100-150 gm(or more if you like).
1 cup spaghetti boiled water.(reserve after you boil and drain the spaghetti)
Basil or parsley leaves 1 cup.
10 olives
1/2 tsp.onion powder(optional)
1/4 cup milk
Olive oil 2-3 tblsp.

Boil about a litre of water with salt in it.Once it reaches the boil,add the spaghetti. Cook till done.Drain the water (reserve a cup of drained water).Whilst this is done.Heat olive oil in a wide pan add the garlic,saute for a minute.Add in the tomato puree with a little salt,chilli flakes and cook on a slow fire for 8-10 minutes.Next add the chopped basil leaves capsicum,cottage cheese,onion powder, olives. Cook for a further 7 minutes.Remove from fire and set aside.In a another pan mix half of the cheese with the spaghetti water,and milk.and cook till the cheese is blended into the water.Now mix the spaghetti, tomato mixture and cheese mixture and cook for a further10 minutes on medium heat. Add remaining cheese, cook for a minute and serve.
Option-you could bake this too.Once you mix all the ingredients. Put all into a baking dish.Spread the remaining cheese on top. Bake in a moderate oven for 10 minutes or till you see the cheese melted on top.Serve hot.



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