A hearty noodle stew


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pound beef or mutton cut into thin strips
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 medium turnip, julienned
  • 1 red chili pepper, diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper, julienned
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 12 ounces spaghetti noodles
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped


  • Heat oil over high heat in large heavy pot.
  • Add meat and sauté until just browned, about 3 minutes.
  • Add next 7 ingredients and sauté until crisp and tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Add water to vegetable mixture and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in spices and tomato paste.
  • Season to taste with salt.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until paste dissolves, about 3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling water under al dente.
  • Drain pasta.
  • Divide pasta among bowls and top with stew mixture, sprinkle with fresh parsley, and serve.

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