Spaghetti with Vegetarian Meatballs in Creamy Tomato Sauce

>>  Friday, September 4, 2015

For the 4th day of combo Dishes under BM#56, Buffet on Table, I have combination that I have been wanting to make for the longest time. Infact maybe from the time I started blogging. Every time it used to be with meat and I used to wonder when I will get around making a Meatless Dish. So when I was planning the combo dishes, this was the first one I wrote down.

When I started cooking for the Mega BM, I wasn't sure how soon I will get around making all the dishes. Somehow 4 of the dishes got down by the week before the BM started. I was having this alone left behind. So I decided to make it on a weekday, especially on the day we cook non veg and I won't have much cooking to be done. I had planned on making it for Konda's lunch.

I also cooked the all the spaghetti on hand and made Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe that Chinnu had been asking me since I made it. Somehow it got delayed and I ended up packing it for my lunch and Chinnu completed whatever spaghetti that was for Konda. Anyway my colleagues enjoyed it, saying it was too delicious. I agreed it was indeed and I now will have to make it again for Konda as the sauce and meatballs were stocked for her.

I had bought in Soya granules and made a meatball with it. The combination for today were inspired by this and this

For the day 4, it is Spaghetti with Vegetarian Meatballs in Creamy Tomato Sauce from Italy for you!

How to make Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

How to make the Creamy Tomato Sauce

How to make the Soya Meatballs / Vegetarian Meatballs

How to make Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Ingredients Needed

Spaghetti as required
Cheddar Cheese - 1/2 cup
Butter - 1 tsp
Salt and pepper for taste

I followed the same method as I did originally. Keep it warm until using

How to make the Creamy Tomato Sauce

Ingredients Needed:

Onions - 1 cup
Tomatoes - 3 -4 (2 cups
Tomato Ketchup - 2 tsp
Olive Oil - 2 tsp
Garlic, mince - 1 tsp
Oregano dry - 1 tsp
Red Chili flakes -1  tsp
Salt and pepper to taste
Red Chili powder - 1 /2 tsp
Milk - 1 1/2 cup

Heat a non stick pan with olive oil, add the garlic. Then saute the onions, till they change colour.

Then add salt, red chili flakes, and add chopped tomatoes. Cover and simmer till the tomatoes get mushy and soft.

Cook on high and add oregano and pepper. Cook for 2 mins. 

Simmer and add milk. Cook with lid covered. Add water as required to get a creamy sauce.

How to make the Soya Meatballs / Vegetarian Meatballs

Ingredients Needed:

Soya Granules - 1 cup
Green Chilies - 2 medium
Onions - 1 medium
Red Chili powder to taste
Bread slices - 2 -3

Bring a pot of water to boil, add the soy granules, and cook for 5 mins. Drain completely and squeeze out excess water.

Pulse the onions, green chilies along with bread slices to get a binder mix. Add this to the squeezed soya and make balls.

Heat a non stick pan with oil, cook the balls on all sides till crisp.

You can also deep fry if you like. Pan fried balls were very good infact.

How to assemble Spaghetti with Vegetarian Meatballs in Creamy Tomato Sauce

In the serving bowl, place the spaghetti, pour the sauce over it and place the balls. 

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Usha Rao September 4, 2015 at 12:54 AM  

Meatless spaghetti seems to be the most popular combo this week. Maybe I should do the meat version for my last combo. 😊

Nivedhanams Sowmya September 4, 2015 at 7:13 AM  

very famous combo!!! you have done it so beautifully... and a better option of shallow frying the balls than deep frying!!! great..

Suma Gandlur September 4, 2015 at 8:11 AM  

That's one popular combo. I made one vegan version spaghetti meatball too but Not sure whether I am going to use it this week.

vaishali sabnani September 4, 2015 at 3:59 PM  

This was one combo that ranked on the top list, but somehow it went on getting postponed. Finally I see it on everyone's blog, except mine 😉. Surely you have done an awesome job with it. The dish is super tempting.

Sapana Behl September 4, 2015 at 9:03 PM  

I love your vegetarian balls.Very neat presentation .

Priya Suresh September 6, 2015 at 12:48 PM  

Either with veg or non veg meatballs, we love this spaghetti very much, my family just love this incredible combo..

Preeti Garg September 6, 2015 at 4:29 PM  

Love this vegetarian meat ball version.. already tried.. awesome in taste

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Kalyani September 7, 2015 at 1:09 PM  

I am yet to try this although I have bookmarked so many recipes including pavani's ... Ur recipe for meatballs look so doable ... Will try after this BM ...

sneha datar September 7, 2015 at 1:10 PM  

Nice and delicious veg meat ball combo.

Sandhiya September 7, 2015 at 8:53 PM  

Famous combo in this series and you have done it wonderfully..Will try this meatless version soon

Gayathri Kumar September 8, 2015 at 8:55 AM  

Love your version of meatless meat balls. Even I bought a pack long back and I haven't pre;pared it until now. That spaghetti with cheese looks like a delicious base for the sauce and meat balls..

Padma Rekha September 8, 2015 at 8:13 PM  

Wow my favorite combination and like your meet balls recipe sounds so delicious.....

Srividhya September 8, 2015 at 9:38 PM  

Lovely veggie version of this meatballs

Harini-Jaya R September 10, 2015 at 7:02 AM  

A popular combo for sure. I should try it out sometime.

Pavani N September 15, 2015 at 4:27 AM  

What a classic and delicious combo you got there Valli. Love your vegetarian version of meatballs and the creamy tomato sauce sounds amazing.

Archana Potdar September 16, 2015 at 6:59 AM  

A popular combo this week. I love it Valli. Beautifully made.

Chef Mireille September 24, 2015 at 6:52 AM  

so interesting how all of you making vegetarian meatballs this BM all make with different ingredients..another yummy looking version!

Padmajha PJ October 2, 2015 at 10:57 PM  

This was the first one on my list too but I feel this dish was jinxed for me as I started it several times but could never get it done. So changed it for another one. You version of 'mealtless' meatballs looks nice :)

Manjula Bharath October 7, 2015 at 12:22 PM  

Thats an awesome combo , I have also tried this combo once but with variation in veg meatball .. Using soya for making meatballs is a clever way :) this is so tempting !!

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