Fill a large pot of water and put it on a boiler before adding a pinch of salt in it. You must remember that pasta should not be cooked in a smaller pot because it will stick together, and needs enough room to spread out. For each pound of angel hair pasta, you need 4 to 6 oz. of water.
Put the pasta in the pot
Put the desired amount of pasta in the boiling water before you add some drops of olive oil. The purpose of adding the olive oil is to make sure that the pasta does not stick together in the pot.
While stirring the water after small intervals, you need to cook the pasta for three to five minutes. Some people use the angel hair in another recipe which needs to be cooked. In such a scenario, remove the pasta pot from the boiler in 2 and ½ minutes.
Take a bite to check if it is cooked
Having cooked the pasta for the three to five minutes, take out a piece of pasta through a fork. Be careful while taking it out of the pan because you can easily burn your hand, if you are not careful. Wash that piece with cold water and take a bite. If the pasta is soft but still needs a little bite, it means that it is ready. If it is crunchy and hard, cook it for another minute or so.
In order to drain out the water, you should pour the pasta and the water into a colander. You must not wash the pasta if you plan to add some sauces in it. If you want to serve the angel hair pasta cold, then you can rinse it nicely.