Aug 3, 2013

Spaghetti Cheese Balls with Tomato Sauce

This month I got very different theme for 1st week i.e. Meatless Dishes, means non-vegetarian recipes without meat or egg stuff. I’m vegetarian foodie and never taste and tried any non-veg food. My friends, who love non veg food, always told me that main taste of any non-veg stuff is comes through whole spices and marination technique which enhance the taste of food. Most probably I tried this method or gravy style with lots of veggies which really gives me fantastic delicacies. Here I got the chance to showcase those recipes in this week on my blog under Blogging Marathon.  



Here is first recipe under this event known by Spaghetti with Meat Balls but instead of meat, prefer to use paneer or cottage cheese and now it’s known by “Spaghetti Cheese Balls with Tomato Sauce”. Under this recipe, we have to cook tomato sauce and simmer the cheese balls in it. Serve these hot tomato sauce with boiled spaghetti. If you are not spaghetti lover than you can replace the spaghetti with any form of pastas or even rice also.

For cheese balls, you have to blend the paneer with herbs and bread and prepare small sized balls and fry them. Again if you are not preferred cottage cheese than replace with boiled and mashed potatoes. Now check how to prepare spaghetti cheese balls with tomato sauce.


Preparation Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30-40 Minutes
Servings: 2 Persons
Category: Veg Curry

Ingredients:
For Spaghetti
1 Cup Noodles
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
Pinch of Salt
Enough Water

For Cheese Balls
2 Bread Slices
1/3 Cup Cottage Cheese
1 Medium Onion
1/2 Tsp. Ginger
1/2 Tsp. Green Chili
1 Tbsp. Green Coriander, chopped
1 Tsp. Mixed Herbs (Rosemary, Oregano, Parsley)
1 Tbsp. Bread Crumbs
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

For Tomato Sauce
2 Cup Tomato Puree
1 Tsp. Tomato Ketchup
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 Bay leaf
2 Cloves
1 Small Onion, finely chopped
1/4 Tsp. Ginger Paste
1/2 Tsp. Oregano
1/2 Tsp. Rosemary
1/2 Tsp. Parsley
1/2 Tsp. Sugar
Salt to taste
Black Pepper for seasoning



Instructions:
For Cheese Balls
Grind the green chili, onion, coriander and ginger as paste. Soak the bread in water or milk and mix with grated paneer. Add onion paste and dried herbs. Add bread crumbs and salt and knead as firm dough. Divide the dough into equal 8 small portions and shape into ball form.
Heat the enough oil on medium flame and deep fry them till to golden. Cheese ball is ready.

For Tomato Sauce
Heat the oil in pan and add bay leaf and cloves. Add onion and ginger paste and sauté for 2 minutes. Add Tomato puree, ketchup and herbs and cook till to sauce consistency. Add sugar, salt and pepper for seasoning. Add cheese balls into the simmering sauce.

For Boiled Spaghetti
Serve hot cheese balls and tomato sauce with spaghetti. Garnish with coriander or basil leaves. 

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20 comments:

  1. This is really such a authentic meat recipe..good to see you converting it..vegetarians would surely love it...good presentation Preeti..

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  2. Wow..this truly is inviting...and I like the pics..very nice Preeti..the sauce looks very vibrant and the cheese balls ..oh they look delicious.

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  3. Lovely idea....

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  4. Cant take my eyes from ur click Preeti, wat a droolworthy dish, makes me hungry..

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  5. A great alternative to 'meatballs', the cheese balls look great and I bet they tasted great too. Will try very soon.

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  6. Nice pics, this looks delicious.

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  7. want to finish now itself lovely clicks

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  8. Meatballs are always such a problem for vegetarian kids. My kid always feels left out when he cant have those meat balls. This is such a perfect vegetarian take of the meatball. Would love to make some and give a shock to my son :)

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  9. Ur pics look so colourful.... n dishes s so tempting...................

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  10. wow very flavorful and colorful looking sphegetti in cheese ball :) loving it !!

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  11. Meat balls is now cheese balls! Cool.. :)

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  12. Liked your idea of using cheese balls instead of meat balls. Very tempting pics.

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  13. A lovely dish for sure! Can't wait to try it out... :)

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  14. Super inviting dish. Looks absolutely delicious...

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  15. Cheese balls look yumm!! I'm sure my son would love those.

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  16. Presentation looks great Preeti and nice one too...

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