Friday, June 28, 2013

Spaghetti Bolognese

We have this Italian restaurant near our place and the ever since I tried spaghetti bolognese from there I was hooked, now  every time I go there  I go through the  menu as if I am going to try something different, but I  always end up ordering the  same thing, silly right ? But thats how much I loved it. Most of the time the portion they give is soo big for me so they pack it in takeway boxes and I enjoy the rest  at home  :) I think it all depends on from where you try it, because atleast for me eventhough I tired it from several restauants, (even from Italy) none of those impressed me like the one served there. I still remember I posted a picture of my favourite sphaghetti in a post long time back which you can find here

Since my  lil one loves spaghetti so much, I make the  bolognese sauce at home and freeze in batches. They are so easy to make and taste really yummy, almost close to the my favourite restaurant's bolognese !

Recipe adapted from here
Ingredients(serves 4 )
Minced beef - 250 gm
Bacon slices - 2
Onion - 1 large
Carrots - 2
Garlic - 3 cloves
Tin of  plum tomatoes(200 gm ) - 1 tin
Fresh Basil - 1 small bunch
Parmesan cheese - 50 gm
Sphaghetti - 250 gm
Oregano - 1 1/2 tsp

  • Place a  big saucepan or wok on flame  and add olive oil. 
  • Add bacon slices and fry for few minutes until its golden.
  • Add chopped onions, chopped carrots and miced garlic and cook for few minutes stirring in between until vegertables are soft. Add salt, oregano and pepper  and cook for a minute or so.
  • Add minced beef and stir till they turn brown.
  • Finally add tinned tomatoes, fill the empty tin with water and add that water too.
  • Bring the sauce to boil and then simmer it for 1 hour with lid on stirring in between.
  • Take the lid off add basil leaves and  cook uncovered for another 15 - 20 minutes, if the sauce is getting dry add little water.
  • Remove from fire and grate half of the paramesan cheese to the hot sauce and stir. Check salt and pepper.
  • Meanwhile cook spagetti according to package instructions, while draining the pasta reserve some cooking liquid.
  • Mix the cooked spagetti and bolonase sauce and add little cooking water if u like to loosen it a little( I didn't do this ). 
  • Serve hot with sprinkles of paramesan cheese on top.


Nupur UK-Rasoi said...

I love your pictures Vineetha, they are so simple, neat and clutter free. The background and minimum props gives such a beautiful impression !!

I love Spaghetti in any form, not just Bolognese. I spmetimes eat them only with cheese , raw.. Crazy people that we are :P

Meena Selvakumaran said...

beautiful click.

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said...

even i'm a huge fan of bolognese sauce but for some reason they call it meat sauce here. Loved the snaps Vinee...u r becoming a Pro with each post! :-)

PrathibhaSreejith said...

mmm looks yumm, awesome capture Vini !!

Shema George said...

Vinee...the second snap made me hungry...Loved the recipe :)

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

Very tempting platter and yes..ur clicks are really catchy.

Divya Shivaraman said...

that is really tempting spagetti...nowadays am a big fan for this like my little one

Rafeeda AR said...

Such yummy pics... I'm just like u Vinee...any restaurant we go, I'l go vit plans not 2 order my usual favorites but then end up doing it!!!

Shweta Agrawal said...

the second pic is so nice and speaks for itself :) I too love spaghetti very much any sauce, any form :)

Kalyan P said...

looks lovely & delicious...mouthwatering!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and wonderful looking spaghetti.

Priya Suresh said...

Am in love with ur second click, wish i get that plate for my dinner tonite, love this spaghetti bolognese very much.

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said...

looks the second picture..:)

Swathi Iyer said...

That is yummy spaghetti plate vineetha. Lovely.

Chitz said...

A very tempting post !! It's been long since I made some pasta.. This is tempting me to make some soon :)