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How to cook pasta

How to cook pasta with stepwise pictures and video
Author Sharmilee J


  • 1 and 1/2 cups pasta I used fusilli variety
  • 3 cups water
  • Salt as needed
  • few drops oil


  • Take water in a sauce pan, add salt and oil to it.Boil it.
  • When it starts to boil, add the pasta and cook in medium flame.Stir inbetween.
  • Keep cooking and make sure you stir inbetween.Cook until it becomes soft but not mushy.It should have the crunch to bite at the same time it will slightly bend,thats the right stage.Switch off and drain water.
  • Rinse it well in running water.Strain,Drizzle oil, mix well.Then fluff it up and use it for your recipes.
  • Cooked pasta ready


  • Adding oil makes it less sticky.
  • Rinse it well then fluff it.
  • The timing differs for each variety of pasta.