How to make Lettuce Bolognaise-Cook Smart -

This delicious Italian sauce served in lettuce cups – looks pretty too

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Iceberg lettuce cups, Mutton mince

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Lettuce Bolognaise-Cook Smart

Lettuce Bolognaise-Cook Smart Recipe Card


Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Lettuce Bolognaise-Cook Smart Recipe

  • Iceberg lettuce cups 8

  • Mutton mince 1 cup

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Medium onion finely chopped 1

  • Carrot gratedc 1/4 cup

  • Garlic finely chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Sweet red chilli sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Fresh thyme 4-5 sprigs

  • Medium tomatoes finely chopped 2

  • Tomato puree 4 tablespoons

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste

  • Parmesan cheese powder to sprinkle


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add onion, carrot and garlic and saute till they become soft.

Step 2

Add mutton mince, mix and saute for 2 minutes. Add salt, red chilli sauce and thyme sprigs, mix well, cover and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes.

Step 3

Add tomatoes and tomato puree and mix well. Add crushed peppercorns, mix well, cover and cook on medium heat for 20-25 minutes.

Step 4

Fill lettuce cups with the mutton mince mixture, place on a serving platter, sprinkle Parmesan cheese powder on top and serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.