Dear friends, please do not forget this is a Persian style spaghetti so do not surprise if the method of preparation is a little bit different because In Iran we cook pasta like cook the rice. It means first simmer spaghetti in boiling water and then steamed. So we treat pasta like rice, it means in the process of cooking, we cover bottom of the pot with a slice of a flat bread or thinly slices of potatoes or simply plain noodles. BUT BUT BUT, at the end result is amazing and you will have tasty macaroni plus crispy bread, potatoes or noodles from bottom of the pot.
- 150 g spaghetti
- 200 g ground beef
- 1 medium onion, grated
- 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1 potato, thinly sliced
- 1 can tomato, diced
- 3 Tbsp tomato paste
- Salt- chilli powder to taste
- 1 Tsp turmeric
- 1 Tsp cinnamon
- Extra olive oil
In a bowl with ground beef, add grated onion. Season with salt- pepper, and also add turmeric and cinnamon. Mix all ingredients together well. Give small ball shapes to the meat and fry them in a pan until meatballs are brown. Then, add tomato paste to the meat balls and heat for 2 minutes and set aside.
In a separate pan, heat the oil and saute chopped bell peppers for 5 minutes. Add diced can tomato to the bell pepper and fry for 2-3 minutes, then pour fried bell pepper and tomatoes over the meat balls, gently stir. Your sauce is ready.
Now, in a pot, bring to boil water, add some salt, 1 Tbsp oil and spaghetti. Cook it for 10 minutes then drain the spaghetti using a colander.
Now pour 3 Tbsp oil in the pot, let it hot, then lay on sliced potatoes as you see in the image, then pour par cooked spaghetti top of the potatoes and at the end pour meatballs over the spaghetti. Cover the pot with a lid and let spaghetti cook for 20minutes over medium to low heat.
Once spaghetti is cooked , you would serve spaghetti but there is surprise at the bottom of pot, yes it’s crispy fried potatoes that is called ‘ tah dig’ in Persian cuisine and it is speciality of Iranian cuisine.
Serve the dish with pesto and salad. Bon appetite
I love Mac and cheese . It’s very easy dish with lots of cheese sauce.
- 200g pasta
- 150g cheddar cheese, grated
- 2 medium onions
- ¾ cup milk
- 1tbsp flour
- 1tsp nutmeg powder
- Salt- pepper to taste
- Vegetable oil
Heat the oil in a pan and sauté chopped onion until they are soft. Bring the water to a boil, add pasta, pinch of salt and 1tbsp oil and cook it.
For making cheese sauce: Melt the butter in a pan, add flour and pinch of pepper and nutmeg powder. Stir 2 minutes. Then pour milk in the pan and once milk is warm, add grated cheese. Stirring for 2 minutes and remove from the heat and mix it with fried onion. Such an amazing sauce.
Mix pasta with cheese sauce and serve it.
Cutlet is an Iranian version of meat patty. It is combination of ground beef with potatoes ( whether cooked or row) , onions and spices. They are incredibly tasty. The traditional shape of cutlet is oval but you can make it in round shape as well.They are incredibly tasty.
cutlet might be served warm or cold. You can serve it with flat bread or make a beautiful cutlet sandwich with baguette bread.
200 g ground beef
1 onion, grated
2-3 potatoes, cooked and mashed
Salt- pepper powder to taste
1 Tsp turmeric
Mash cooked potatoes. Grate onion, squeeze out of the juice. Add ground beef, mashed potatoes, grated onion, egg, salt and spice to a big bowl. Mix thoroughly until well blended.
Now, take small portion of meat mixture and put in the palm of your hand and shape them.
Then roll gently in bread crumbs. Repeat will remains of meat mixture, once they are ready, heat the oil in a pan. Oil should be hot and sizzle. Put cutlette in the pan. Let fry one side, flip over to fry other side until golden brown
This recipe is just fun and super easy to prepare and combination of spices with pasta and sausages, oh my word, it is tastyyyyyyyyyyyy. And Just need few ingredients.
2-3 hotdog sausages
40g Spaghetti pasta
½ tbsp curry spice
Salt and flake chili to taste
Cut each sausage into 3 pieces. Break each single pasta into half. Attach several of pasta to a piece of sausages ( See the photo). Repeat process with remaining of the ingredients.
Bring the water to a boil. Add sausages to boiled water and cook for 10 minutes or until spaghetti is soft. Using a colander, drain it.
Heat the oil in a pan and curry powder and boiled sausages, season with salt and chili. Fry for 2-3 minutes. It’s done.
In Iran we call all kinds of pasta, macaroni. Therefore, if I tell I have macaroni for today it means I have Persian style spaghetti Bolognese and macaroni known as spaghetti.
Another thing about pasta is that we also cook pasta like rice. It means first simmer spaghetti in boiling water and then steamed. So we treat pasta like rice, it means in the process of cooking, we cover bottom of the pot with a slice of a flat bread or thinly slices of potatoes or simply plain noodles. BUT BUT BUT BUTTT :), at the end result is amazing and you will have tasty macaroni plus crispy bread, potatoes or noodles from bottom of the pot.
200g ground beef
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 small bell pepper, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, grated
2 cups of fresh grated tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato paste
½ tsp turmeric
1 tsp oregano powder
1/3 tsp cinnamon
Salt and chilli powder to taste
How to make it??
Heat the oil in a frying pan, add chopped onion and saute until just soft. Mix in diced bell pepper and sauté until tender. Add turmeric, salt, flakes chili, cinnamon and oregano to the mixture and stir.
Add minced beef and stir until mixed and brown. At the end, add tomato passata and stir couple of minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside. Sauce is ready.
In a large pot bring water to a boil, add salt and 2tbsp oil to it. Cook pasta 2-3 minutes less than package instructions, strain and set aside.
Heat 3 Tbsp oil in the pot. Add a layer of a flat bread or slices of potato or plain noodles ( as you see in the photo). Then, a layer of sauce. Keep layering until pasta and meat sauce have used.
Cover the pot with a lid. Let it cook on low heat for 20 minutes.
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