Afghan inspired pasta with Lean Minced Meat + Four Bean Mix & Plenty of mouth-watering Spices 


Olive oil spray

2 teaspoon garlic paste

1 medium onion diced

2 small tomatoes

420g canned four bean mix drained, rinsed well to get rid of excess salt

150 g lean lamb / beef minced

1 table spoon cumin

1 – 2  teaspoon chilli paste (depending on your tolerance)

1 teaspoon coriander powder

1 teaspoon black pepper

2 teaspoon lemon juice

Little salt to taste

Low Fat Greek Style Yoghurt

Dried Mint / Fresh Coriander chopped (optional)

1 small packed of pasta shells



1. Lightly spray a saucepan with oil. Heat over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add chopped tomato and let it simmer for 1 – 2 minutes. Add the minced and all the spices and let it sauté for a few minutes till the meat is brown and fragrant.

2.  Add 1.5  cup boiling water to the pan. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the beans and let it Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until liquid has reduced and thickened.

3. Meanwhile Cook your pasta as directed on the packet. Drain it and add the pasta in with the  Ready minced mixture  (Fro0m step 2) and mix well

Serve with a table spoon of Low fat yoghurt  on top and sprinkle some dried mint on top / Fresh Coriander 

This recipe is dedicated to my Best friend who comes from an Afghan background. I  honestly get to eat the most delicious food at her house &  over the 6 years of our friendship her family have taught me some of their most amazing dishes. Lucky me 🙂 


<3 S & J