Saturday, October 24, 2015

PASTA RECIPES - SPAGHETTI MEAT BALLS

           PASTA RECIPES - SPAGHETTI MEATBALLS 


         Spaghetti with meatballs is an Italian dish consists of spaghetti/pasta, meatballs and tomato sauce. Italian spaghetti is made from wheat semolina,  but can also be made with other kinds of flour. Pasta with meatballs is a  traditional recipe of Italy, made to their tasty standards. BUT here I made some changes to suit  Kerala / Indian taste.  So the meatballs I here made with the same ingredients which we used for chicken samosa or cutlet fillings and  it tastes gorgeous. Actually, this recipe came to my mind only because of my craziness towards pasta and noodles....though this is my first attempt, it turns out well and I do love to try out new varieties of pasta and spaghetti.

             



PASTA RECIPES - SPAGHETTI MEATBALLS

INGREDIENTS


Spaghetti / long thin pasta             - 150g, (do not break it.)
Spicy Tomato sauce                      - as required ( either you can buy from the store or homemade sauce recipe is given below).
Mozzarella cheese grated               - as required (for topping)
Minced chicken                               - 1 cup
Bread                                              - 2 slices
Onion                                              - 1, small, chopped finely
Green chili                                    - 1, chopped
Ginger garlic paste                        - half tsp
Fennel seed powder                       - half tsp
Garam masala powder                  - half tsp
Salt
Oil
Curry leaves
Tomato                                         - for topping only



PREPARATION

  • Mix in minced chicken, finely chopped onion, green chili, ginger garlic paste, fennel seed powder, garam masala powder, salt in a bowl well  with bread pieces and make a smooth dough.
  • Make small lemon sized ball and fry in hot oil.( do not deep fry). Keep it aside.
PASTA RECIPES - SPAGHETTI MEATBALLS

  • Heat 2 cups of water in a pan and once boiled add salt and 2 tbsp oil to it.
  • Then add the Spaghetti ( do not break it) and stir continuously.
  • Cook for 5 minutes or until the water gets dried up.

PASTA RECIPES - SPAGHETTI MEATBALLS

  • Then remove it to a plate and spread some oil in the same pan and add the cooked spaghetti to it along with 2 tbsp tomato sauce.
  • Mix well and add salt if required. Stir continuously for few minutes in low flame.
  • Now take a mold as shown in the image and grease it with ghee or butter.
  • Layer the spaghetti first and slightly press it and shape it.
PASTA RECIPES - SPAGHETTI MEATBALLS

  • Then drop some sauce over it and keep the meatballs .
  • Finally, top it with grated cheese.
PASTA RECIPES - SPAGHETTI MEATBALLS
  • Either you can bake in the oven for 5 - 8 minutes or until cheese melts. ( if on stove top, keep the mold inside  a nonstick pan with hot water and steam it for 15 minutes).
  • When the cheese melts take out of the vessel and let it cool.
  • Then take out of the mold and garnish with tomato sauce and chopped tomato.

Tomato sauce recipe.............INGREDIENTS

Tomato                                         - 6 nos
Onion                                           -  1 cup, chopped
Garlic                                          - 2 cloves, chopped
Celery                                          - 1 stalk , chopped
Carrot                                          - 1, small , chopped
Red chili powder                         - 2 tsp
Coriander powder                        - 2 tsp
Garam masala powder                 -  half tsp
Oregano                                        - 1 tsp
Pepper                                           - half tsp
Butter                                            - 5 tbsp
Cilantro / malliyila                       - as required
Salt

METHOD


  • Remove the skin of tomatoes and puree it.
  • Now heat a pan and saute garlic and onion over medium flame.
  • When it becomes transparent, add carrot, celery and cook until the vegetables become soft.( 5-10 minutes)
  • Then add all other spices (except pepper and cilantro) one by one and cook until the raw smell disappears from the masala.
  • Stir in the pureed tomato and mix well.
  • Cook in low flame for 1 hour until thick with the uncovered pan.
  • Now finally add pepper and cilantro to this and mix well.
  • Once cooled either you can grind it or else can be used same as it is..( leftover sauce can be stored in the freezer for 3 months).



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