Preheat oven to 375 F
Brown beed in a skillet, drain off fat and rinse with hot water.
Add spices, tomatoes, & paste to beef.
Simmer for 30 min, stirring occasionally.
Cook noodles in boiling water and oil until tender, if you get the non cook ones do not do this.
Drain & rinse noodles in cold water.
Cheese Mixture: Combine cottage cheese, egg & parmesan cheese.
Spread 1/3 of the meat sauce into the baking dish, Cover with the noodles, add meat sauce on top, layer the cheese mixture over the meat sauce and sprinkle with mozzarella.
Repeat the layers without cheese mixture and finish off with meat sauce then mozzarella on top.
Bake for 30 min,
Let stand 10-15 min before serving.