Pasta is a traditional Italian dish that is also popular all around the world. It’s a dish that most people enjoy cooking and eating with their family. You can spend time with your kids making the fresh plates of pasta and have a wonderful family time at the weekend or holidays. Some people prefer to make their fresh pasta at home, but you can find high-quality pasta in the stores as well.
Among many styles of cooking pasta around the world, the Persian spaghetti, aka Macaroni nowadays, has gained a lot of popularity among many pasta lovers. If you would like to learn how to make Persian style spaghetti or Macaroni, then you came to the right place, as we will tell you how to do just that in this spaghetti Bolognese recipe.
How to Cook Spaghetti Bolognese (Macaroni)
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- Ground Beef 250 g
- Spaghetti 500 g
- Large Onion (1)
- Basil (1/4 tsp)
- Oregano (1/4 tsp)
- Turmeric (1 tsp)
- Tomato Paste (2 Tbsp.)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Lemon (Juice)
- Vegetable Oil (2 Tbsp.)
Thinly slice the onions. Put the pan over medium-high heat, add some vegetable oil to the pan, add the onions and let it cook until onions are soft.
Then, add the minced meat to the pan and turmeric, black pepper, salt, oregano and basil. Mix until all spices are incorporated in the minced meat. If you like your sauce to be a bit hot, you may add some chilli powder as well. Let the meat cook for a few minutes, and then add the lemon juice and mix well.
Meanwhile, boil some water and add pasta to the boiling water. Follow the package instructions, cook until pastas are soft. Keep some of the pasta’s water to add it to your sauce later.
When the meat mix is fully cooked, add the tomato paste to your mix, stir until it’s incorporated in the mixture, and let it cook for a few minutes. If you like to have a runny sauce, you can add the pasta water to your meat mix; otherwise, keep it as is.
Add the sauce to your pasta and enjoy your meal!
Do you want to go for a Persian style spaghetti, aka Macaroni?
In case you want to cook the delicious Persian style spaghetti (Macaroni), at this stage, you should add some vegetable oil to the pan, add a layer of pasta, then add your meat mix for the second layer and add the rest of your pasta on top of it. Put the lid on and let it cook for 45 minutes on medium-low heat to get a crispy Tahdig.