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Aglio Olio Daun Jeruk: Aglio e Olio with Kaffir Lime Leaves (Vegan)

  • Author: Nunuk Sri Rahayu
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Rice & Noodles
  • Method: Pan frying
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
  • Diet: Vegan


A quick and easy Indonesian twist to the popular Italian dish, spaghetti aglio e olio. Here, kaffir lime leaves, chillies and mushroom powder are added to adapt to the local palate.


  • 250 gr spaghetti
  • 8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 6 kaffir lime leaves, stem removed, very thinly sliced
  • 1 small red chili, thinly sliced
  • 2 bird’s eye chillies, finely chopped (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp white pepper powder
  • 1 tsp mushroom stock powder
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil



  1. Put the oil, garlic, kaffir lime leaves and chillies in a large deep pan over medium high heat and cook until the garlic is translucent and golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the salt, white pepper powder and mushroom stock powder. Turn off the heat.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to the packaging instructions.
  4. Toss the cooked spaghetti over the garlic mix and transfer the dish into serving plates.
  5. Serve immediately.



  • The fresh kaffir lime leaves are not to be substituted with the dried ones.
  • Chillies can be substituted with chili flakes (peperoncino).

Keywords: fusion Indonesian cuisine