BOILING THE PASTA:
Add the water in a deep saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat.
Add salt and mix well.
Add the liguine, bucatini or spaghetti.
Cook till the pasta is al dente. This means that it still has a bit of bite but is not raw. In between keep stirring the pasta gently as we have used less water.
Remove 2 cups of the starchy water and keep it on the side.
Drain out the pasta and remaining water into a colander.
Wipe the saucepan clean.
Add olive oil and place the pan over medium heat.
Add garlic and saute it for a few seconds. Don't allow it to burn.
Add pepper powder and give it a good stir.
Take the pan off the heat.