Monday 19 November 2007

Pasta with meat balls and CLICK

pasta with meat balls

One more day to go for the last day of sending in your pictures for the event which is hosted by the duo from Jugalbandi.

Normally I make atleast once a week a pasta or noodle dish. But after Jai and Bee had announced their theme for the Novemeber event, I have not made any new pasta dish and I didn't want to post the pasta recipes from earlier, so today I decided I better make something new and send it to the event

Ofcourse mostly kids love this dish. Adults too.

I am also sending this to Ruth from Once Upon A Feast for her Presto Pasta Nights

Minced meat, bread, parsley etc...

Frying them...

onions, bayleaf etc...

Frying the onions etc...

Add the balls to the sauce

Busy cooking



For the balls
400 gm minced meat.
1 cloves galrlic chopped.
2 slice of bread soaked in a little milk.
2 tbsp parmesan cheese/optional
2tbsp of chopped parsley
Pepper and salt to taste.

For the tomato sauce.
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion finley chopped.
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 bay leaf
2 tbsp parsley chopped
1 tbsp italian herbs
250 tomato passata
150 to 200 ml water
Peper and salt to taste

Mix all the ingridients for the meat balls and shape it into small balls.
Add a tbsp of oil and fry the balls for rew minutes. Keep it aslide.

Add the rest of the oil in a pan add the onions, fry for few minutes, then add the garlic, bay leaf , tomato pasatta, water, herbs , peper and salt. When the sauce is boiling add the meat balls and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or untill the meat is cooked and the sauce is thincker.
Serve with any kind of cooked pasta.


FH said...

Love the last photo. We get great tasting meatballs Italian style here, kids of course love it. Great entry F!:)
Kids have 5 days of holiday, might go somewhere after Thursday Thanksgiving.

Kribha said...

Slurp...Slurp...I'm busy enjoying it virtually. Actually, I have never tasted this dish as the meatballs are traditionally made with beef. But I always drool at their pics. Nice one for the event.

Anonymous said...

me too happy cook, i make these meatballs tomato sauce& pasta combo atleast once a week:)

Rina said...

Love meat balls, but not a fan of them with pasta. Will take in the meat ball recipe.

Mansi said...

wow, looks like you had a nice filling meal there! good for click! I still have to send mine:)

Dori said...

Picture perfect meatballs!

Rajitha said...

i can see the steam arising from the pasta :)...di u click these the min u made and arranged them...coz i do that all the time!!

bee said...

thanks for your entry, dear happy cook.

amna said...

not much of a meat ball fan, but pasta? Anyday!! :D

Lissie said...

F, it is soo delicious, i bet! lovely combination!! has bookmarked it.
can i use tomato puree instead of pasatta?

Finla said...

Asha Here Shyama too love them. So where are you off to for the 5 dyas.

Kribha i don't think i know a substitute for the meat balls :-)

Pati here my daughter too love them, but i tend to make them just once a month as mostly i try to make pasta dishes with less meat.

Rina here i give the meatballs with french fries or Mash potatoe, then i add button mushrooms to it.

Manasi yeah it was a filling meal.
I know what u mean with all these events i can't keep up. I still have to send to spice event, AFAM and the Weekend breakfast and not to forget spoonfull of christmas, but don't think i will do all of them as time is too short.

Meeso thankyou

Rajitha yeah you are correct. I was making it and my daughter was waiting for her dinner and told her wait a second i will just take a picture. And she was like i am hungry.....

Bee it was my pleasure

Nags i too love pasta, i try to make pasta dishes with less meat, but then sometimes i do have to give into my hubbies and daughter's plea for the meat dishes :-)

Lissie i think you can use the tomato puree, but i think in India we get it in goodrej brand ....

Richa said...

wonder how i missed this post yest?
i need to make this with "veg" meatballs :)
good one hc!!

Sandeepa(Bong Mom's CookBook/DesiMomzClub) said...

Love your meatballs. I like meatballs with pasta but the restaurants do not serve chicken meat balls so have to go without them

Sig said...

oh I love meatballs... I will just fry those up and have them with beer, and skip the carbs :)

Namratha said...

Hmmm I'm no meat eater Happy, but Meat Balls and Sphagetti always get my attention...nice pics...

Ruth Daniels said...

A great dish, thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

I guess I wanna substitute meat balls w/ veg balls and try this recipe :)

Sagari said...

beautiful and yummyyyy pic happy cook

Viji said...

A nice shot HC. Viji

Raks said...

Great entry HC :))

Chibog in Chief said...

Oh my God!!they look so undeniably delicious..the way i want my spaghetti..with lots of sauce and meatballs..very timely for my birthday is very very soon you should send me some of this pasta :-)

Finla said...

Richa i knew lot of my friends here would like it with veg balls but alas i don't have a recipie for it.

Sandeepa yeah then the only choice is to make this recipe with chicken. I never eat this from restauraunts, as i don't like it, i eat them when imake at home only.

Sig well i love non dishes but i love my carbs too. That is my trouble as i eat them both :-)

Namratha well atleast you like to see them.

Ruth thankyou for hosting the event

Ramya....well when u make them share it with us as some of them would really like to make it with veg balls

Sagari and Vcuisine thankyou

Rakhas thankyou

Dhanggit Give me you address i will send it over oh forgot there is nothing left anymore :-)))

Rosie said...

Great looking meatballs :) I really liked the pics too!!

Latha Narasimhan said...

Happy cook I admire your honesty! You atleast know that your wardrobe is not clean! I know a lot of people who claim they maintain a clean home, when the fact is just the opposite! :D latha.

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

lovely lovely balls, sure it tasted great with pasta

Chef Jeena said...

Wow happy this looks amazing! I like that you used parsely in the meatballs. They look fantastic,it makes me want some spaghetti right now, yum!

Meera said...

Wow! Great recipe! My 3 year old will be so happy if I serve her this every day! She gobbles it singing - "On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese, I lost my meatball......" :-)

Finla said...

Rosie thankyou

Latha thankyou very much

A kitchen scientis.... yeah itindeed tasted delicious

Jeena with all the cooking you are doing, i am sure you can russel up this meat ball with no effort

Meera thankyou, love you daughters expression

Seena said...

two soooooo tasty dishes! send me visa to Belgium..:)
Hadn't seen your pic with daughter. Both looks lovely. Just like sisters..My daughter is now ten.I think within two years she will reach my height..:)