In truth there probably isn’t any quicker recipe than this, bursting with flavour and it’s ready to eat in so little time. But believe me, taste the real thing and you’ll be hooked! I have yet to come across someone who does not care much for pasta. Have made this Spaghetti with mince, so many times and it just gets better every time, it’s so easy to make and very delicious. There is never any left when it’s cooked in our house !
For Spaghetti : 1 Packet Spaghetti, Pasta Sauce, Cheese (shredded), oregano, olive oil and butter; (big pot of salted boiling water). ( I use Americana Garden Pasta Sauce, which has lots of garlic, oregano and olive oil in it)
For Mince: 1 Kg. Minced Lamb, 3 onions, 2 green chillies, oregano, 5 tomatoes, 2 potatoes (cut into small bits), 8-10 garlic (chopped), 1/2 “ ginger, 1 green chilly, olive oil + butter, chilly powder, 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup, coriander/ parsley leaves, cheese, few cinnamon sticks + cloves + bay leaf.
Wash the lamp and keep for draining in a colander. Take olive oil and butter in a pan, heat till hot, add cinnamon sticks, cloves and bay leaves and sauté for 30 seconds, add onion and stir till soft, put ginger, garlic, green chilly, oregano, chilly powder and tomatoes and fry till oil separates from the masala. Add the mince and fry for sometime – add salt to taste and tomato ketchup and put 1 cup water and cook till the meat is done. Deep fry the potatoes and add to the cooked mince, along with shredded cheese, coriander/parsley leaves.
In a big pot keep water for boiling and add enough salt. When it bubbles and boils – add the spaghetti, along with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Boil for about 15-20 minutes till spaghetti is tender and done. Drain the water in a colander… transfer to a large pot, add butter and run a fork through the spaghetti. Add oregano, little parsley and cheese. At this point you could add the pasta sauce and the mince to it and mix or serve the spaghetti and mince separately and drizzle with pasta sauce. I prefer to keep them separate, and add pasta sauce later.