Meatballs and Spaghetti

Posted: April 30, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Noodles
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Meatballs and Spaghetti

I had made this pasta dish couple of times but the meatballs gets harder after cooking but this time i had followed INA’s recipe  (ofcourse with the indian twist to it) and the meatballs were so tender/soft after cooking and real tasty too.

Meatballs n Spaghetti

Meatballs n Spaghetti

INGREDIENTS:
FOR the Meatballs:

16 ounce Ground Turkey
1/2 finely chopped red onions
1 garlic clove, grated
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 whole wheat bread slice
1 extra large egg, beaten
1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
1 teaspoon red chilli flakes
1 green chilli, minced
Olive oil and vegetable oil
salt to taste
FOR the sauce:

2 CUPS crushed tomatoes
1 garlic clove, grated
1/2 teaspoon ginger, grated
1 medium white onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon frehly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red chilli flakes
salt to taste

For serving:
10 ounce linguine pasta, cooked as per the direction on the box.
coriander leaves for garnish
grated Parmesan cheese for garnish

PREPARATION:

In a large bowl, mix the ground meat with onions, garlic, ginger, green chillies, red chilli flakes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, masala powder,  dried oregano, bread slice, coriander leaves and beaten eggs using your hands gently. Also, add 2 tablespoons of warm water which will keep the meatballs moist. Make a small golf ball sized meatballs and keep it aside.

Heat vegetable oil and olive oil in a pan, carefully place the meatballs in the pan and cook until golden brown about 8-9 minutes on each side on medium heat. You may have to do in batches depending upon the size of your pan.

Once the meatballs are done, remove it and keep it on paper towel for sometime to drain the excess oil.

For the sauce, heat olive oil in a pan, add chopped onions, garlic and red chilli flakes, cook until the onions are translucent.

Add crushed tomatoes to the pan, also add salt and pepper to it and cover the lid , cook it for 5-7 minutes and add water to increase the consistency,
add meatballs in it and cook it in sauce for about 10 minutes if your meatballs are cooked throughly at the first place or else cook for 25 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through.

Serve hot on cooked spaghetti and garnish it with coriander leaves and grated parmesan cheese.

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