Iranian Style Spaghetti Bolognaise

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Serves: 6

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 – 30 minutes


  • 1 pack of spaghetti pasta
  • 500g ground meat
  • 2 stalks of celery, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1 inch ginger, finely minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Pinch of Saffaron
  • ½ tsp rose water
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 500 ml tomato puree
  • 2 cups of water
  • Extra virgin Olive Oil


  1. In a medium size pot add olive oil and saute celery, carrots, onions and bay leaf for five minutes. Add the ground meat, and season the meat with ginger, garlic, turmeric, saffaron, rose water, salt and pepper.
  2. Once meat has slightly browned, add tomato paste, tomato puree, and water.  Allow to simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes..
  3. Add water in another medium sized pot, and bring to a boil. Add salt, olive oil and pasta. Cook for 10 minutes until al dente pasta and drain.
  4. Once the pasta has cooked, combine the Iranian Bolognaise mix with the pasta and serve. 

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