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spaghetti bolognese

flavorful and spiced spaghetti bolognese made with mushrooms. a vegetarian recipe of spaghetti bolognese. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: brunch, main course
Cuisine: italian, world
Servings: 2 to 3
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 250 grams white button mushrooms - rinsed and chopped
  • 250 grams whole wheat or semolina spaghetti
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped (lahsun)
  • 4 medium sized tomatoes, pureed
  • ½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar or ½ tablespoon white wine
  • ½ cup chopped fresh herbs Or 2 teaspoon dry mixed herbs Or italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes or red chili powder (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt as required
  • black pepper powder (kali mirch powder) as required


cooking spaghetti

  • first cook the pasta in enough boiling water to which some salt has been added.
  • cook the spaghetti till al dente.
  • strain and stir some oil in the spaghetti so that they don't stick to each other or dry out.

making bolognese sauce

  • make a puree of the tomatoes.
  • heat olive oil. first add the onions and garlic .
  • saute for 3 to 4 minutes or till the onions gets cooked, but don't brown them.
  • add the mushrooms and saute them till the mushrooms are cooked.
  • initially the mushrooms will release water. continue to stir and sauté till all the water is evaporated and the mushrooms turn light golden at the edges. 
  • the mushroom will also shrink in size
  • now add the tomato puree. simmer for 4 to 5 minutes. stir in between.
  • add the celery or basil or a mixture of fresh or dry herbs ( i used celery and basil)
  • add the balsamic vinegar or wine and stir.
  • also add the red chili flakes, salt and pepper. stir the sauce. check the taste and add some more herbs, vinegar, salt if required. 

making spaghetti bolognese

  • finally add the spaghetti and toss them well so that the sauce coats the spaghetti.
  • garnish with some celery or basil and serve spaghetti bolognese hot.