Monday, April 16, 2012

Vegetarian Bolognese Sauce

Italian cuisine, is soon becoming an integral part of Indian Food fraternity. First came the Pizza and now the Pasta. So when I started preparing Pasta dishes @ home, I tried and tasted number of recipes. Searched whole lot of sauces, got number of options , while doing so I stumbled upon a too delectable snap here on flickr. The snap was so addictive, I immediately searched about Bolognese Sauce and tried to create my version of this. IMG_0329

As I have never tried this @ any restaurant yet, so I’ve very little idea if this can go as an authentic recipe, but we tasted what I prepared and we loved it. The sauce can be prepared beforehand and refrigerated to use later.

You Need:


  • Mushrooms : Sliced – about 1 cup
  • Onion : finely chopped – 1medium
  • Tomatoes : finely chopped or can be easily replaced with puree – about 2-3 Large
  • Capsicum : finely chopped : Green and Yellow – ½ each
  • Carrots : finely chopped : 1-2 small
  • Red Chilli powder : 2-3 tsp <Spicier the better>
  • Bay Leaf : 1
  • Garlic Cloves : 2 medium – crushed
  • Sugar : 1-2 tbsp
  • Milk : ½ cup
  • Vegetable Stock : 1-1/2 cup (optional) or Water
  • Olive Oil – enough to sauté onion
  • Salt and Pepper : to taste

You DO:


  1. Heat Olive Oil and follow with bay leaf , garlic and onions. Sauté till light pink.
  2. Follow with Capsicum, Carrots and Mushrooms. Sauté till half cooked.
  3. Follow with red chilli powder, salt and pepper. Add Tomatoes and let it simmer for 5 minutes or so.
  4. Mash with a masher to make a mashed sauce. Cook covered for about 10-15 minutes till all is well cooked.
  5. You can add the vegetable stock or can replace with ½ cup water.
  6. Follow with milk, mash again if required to make a juicy sauce. Do not overdo it as it should not be paste but a lumpy sauce.


This Sauce can be easily used with a sandwich or with Mashed Potatoes. But goes best with Spaghetti, widely known dish – Spaghetti with Bolognese ~~ Coming Soon :)


Happy Cooking and Posting about it :)


  1. thats a different way to make pasta...thanks for sharing....

  2. a lovely vegetarian version...very tasty!

  3. The sauce looks delicious..

  4. If there is a sauce without meat that I will eat it is the one with mushrooms!!Deliciously done!

  5. Bolognese sauce instantly comes up as a meat based pasta sauce...yours is a nice variation to that..i would try this recipe with paneer :)

    1. that would be nice . do post about it .. would love to check out :)

  6. Simply loving this vegetarian bolognese sauce..will try it soon..

  7. Love pasta and nice bolognese sauce.....Happy to follow u:).

  8. Looks so yum.. Lovely sauce... Thanks for stopping by. Happy to follow you. Do stop by when u find time

  9. can imagine the taste.......must be really really good.

  10. this looks very good- I like the egg on top, also. Thanks for stopping by- I'm following you now and am looking forward to seeing your dishes.

  11. Love the color of the sauce, looks so good.

  12. I love indo-italian! Just perfect Kanchan xx


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