Saturday, 26 January 2013

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti bolognese
Serves 2 people

This is one of our family favorites and when I think about it,it's funny that I chose it to be the first recipe on my blog. Most of my childhood and adult hood  was spent in the southern part of India. I grew up with the aroma of hot sambhars and spicy chutneys. The word pasta was a totally foreign word , the truth be told i always thought noodles and pasta were the same:) After getting married and moving to Germany , i was for the first time in a kitchen and found that there were so many different tastes and cuisines to be explored. I also realized that the simplest sauce and Pasta could be as fulfilling as our own rice and gravies. This is one such dish that can be whipped up with very little preparation.

For the Spaghetti :
Spaghetti - 50 g
Salt - 1 tsp
Olive oil - little

Bolognese sauce :
Tomatoes - 2 ( big)
Capsicum - 1 ( medium) - Green ones.
Paprika powder - 3/4th tsp (can be replaced with red chilli powder)
Pepper powder - 3/4th tsp
Minced meat (beef) - 250 gm
Worcester sauce - 2 tbsp ( can be replaced with 1 tbsp of soya sauce)
Tomato ketchup - 2 tbsp
Water - 1/2 cup
Olive oil - 2 tbsp

Finishing :
Grated cheese - 50 gm
Butter - 2 tbsp

Method :
- Boil a lot of water with salt, when it boils add the spaghetti and olive oil.
-Cook for 10 mins on medium or until the spaghetti is done.
- Blitz the tomatoes, capsicum and the powders.
- In a pressure cooker , add olive oil , when its heated add the minced meat and fry for 5 to 6 mins till it turns into a pale brown shade.
- Add the Worcester sauce and Ketchup and saute further for a few mins.
- Add the tomatoes and capsicum mixture,water and mix it up well. Add salt as required.
- Close the lid and pressure cook on medium for one whistle. Reduce the heat and pressure cook on low for 15 mins.
-The sauce is ready.

Assembling :
- Add the butter to the cooked spaghetti and give it a slight mix.
- Serve with the spaghetti , then the sauce and the cheese sprinkled on top.

Sending this to  Flavours of Italy and & Dish name starts with S

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