'Bolognese' is a meat based sauce generally prepared with minced (Lamb/ Mutton or Beef) meat in tomato gravy. This sauce is generally used to prepare pasta dishes such as Spaghetti, Penne, Lasagna..etc. Here i have tried making the vegetarian version of this sauce by replacing minced meat with Soya Granules, mostly because I do not find any texture difference between the two.

       I have prepared a low calorie version so i have not added cheese in this recipe. If you'd like to add cheese, after cooking grate some Parmesan cheese on top of the pasta. You can even prepare the Pasta Sauce earlier and just cook the soya granules in water and  stir in the pasta sauce.

Spaghetti Soyagnese


Spaghetti- 400 grams (1 Packet)
Soya Granules- 150 grams
Onion, chopped-1-2
Garlic, chopped- 2 big cloves
Celery, chopped- 2 tablespoons
Rosemary- pinch (optional)
Tomatoes, chopped- 2 big
Tomato paste- 1 packet
Cherry tomatoes- 6 (optional)
Oregano- 1/4 teaspoon
Tomato sauce/ ketchup- 3 teaspoons
Vegetable stock- 250 ml (I have dissolved maggi vegetable stock cube half in 250 ml hot water.)
Oil- 3 teaspoons
Pepper- 1/2 teaspoons
Salt- to taste


  • Take soya granules in a bowl and add hot water and allow to stand for a minute. Then squeeze out the excess moisture from the granules. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the onion.  Cook till soft, then add in garlic and celery to cook till nice aroma arises.
  • Add the soya granules and roast for 2 minutes. Add rosemary and chopped tomatoes; mix well and cover with lid;cook till the tomatoes becomes soft and mushy.
  • Now add cherry tomatoes, oregano and tomato paste.
  • Add the prepared vegetable stock and bring it to boil atlast add the tomato sauce and pepper; mix well and put off the gas.
  • In a large vessel boil some water till rolling hot add some salt, a teaspoon of oil and Spaghetti. 
  • Cook the spaghetti till done. Cooking time varies depends on the size and thickness of the spaghetti. Follow package instructions.
  • Drain the cooked water from the pot and rinse spaghetti with cold water to stop cooking further.
  • You can mix spaghetti inside the sauce and serve or else you can take spaghetti using tongs and spin serve on to a plate and add the sauce on top. Garnish with basil leaves or parsley leaves.

  • Notes: You can replace soya granules with Lamb/ Mutton or Beef mince to prepare the original version.
  • You can add grated parmesan cheese on top of the dish before serving.