As you know by now that "I love food!", i am constantly trying to make up different things (I dont like regular everyday food) :D. We dont have such thing as spaghetti bolognese in Pakistani cuisine, but i searched on it for a few days, saw some recipes, and sort of twisted them to suit our Pakistani palate. And it turned out super delicious, I can say that for sure because my sister was literally drooling over her plate :D
This recipe serves about 5-6 people.
Chicken Mince/finely chopped : 1 breast piece
Spaghetti : 1 packet
Onion : 1
Garlic : 3-4 cloves
Carrot : 1
Tomato puree : 1 1/2 cup
Tomato ketchup : 4-5 tbsp
Salt : to taste
Red chili flakes : to taste ( i used i heaped tbsp :D )
White pepper : 1/2 tsp
Black pepper : 1/2 tsp
Chinese salt : 1 tsp
Oregano : 1 tsp
Thyme : 1 tsp
Sugar : 2 tbsp
Finely dice Onions, Carrots and Garlic. Keep aside.
Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan, Add onions. Cook for a minutes...
...than add carrots. Cook for 5 minutes more.
Add garlic. Cook till fragrant, a minute more.
...Than add chicken mince. Cook for a minute. Dont worry if it starts sticking to the pan, just keep stirring. Deglaze the pan with a tbsp of vinegar.
Add salt, red chili flakes, white pepper, black pepper, chinese salt...Mix.
...add tomato puree and tomato ketchup. Cook for a minute.
Add sugar and oregano...
...and 1 1/2 to 2 cup of water. Let cook on medium flame for about 40-45 minutes. The more it cooks, the more delicious it gets.
When thick add thyme. (it can be skipped if you dont have it on hand, but it does give a gorgeous aroma)
Take off heat when it's thick and delicious. Taste and adjust seasoning.
Leave to cool.
Cook Spaghetti according to package instructions.
Drizzle with a little bit of oil...
...I used extra virgin olive oil.
Toss to coat.
Grease a deep oven proof dish.
Add in the Spaghetti
..some grated mozzarella
...top it off with some grated cheddar, sprinkle of black pepper and oregano.
Bake in a preheated oven at 200 C for 20 minutes.