Monday, July 1, 2013

Chicken meat balls with Spaghetti(Asian style)

I have always been fascinated by the pictures of meat balls lying over spaghetti. I never tried it with meat because of so many reason but then i realized i can simply do it with the chicken itself as chicken being low fat this would be better. I quickly went through the recipes of usual meat balls and then i knew how i was going to make it in Asian style with a little Indian touch to it.

Chicken meat balls


Meat balls are often prepared with minced beef or with minced pork or with the combination of two or three meats. My idea to prepare sauce was to use half of the regular ingredients like tomato paste and pulps while for the other half i added the Asian sauces and chilly paste. This fusion came out very well and i just loved the over all texture, colour and taste of my sauce.
My 18 months old kid was like in total love with meat balls and i was very happy about it.
I hope you like my Asian-American fusion of meat balls.

This recipe 
serves- 3 to 4
Preparation time- 5 minutes
Cooking time- 25 minutes
Level of difficulty- Easy

Ingredients:

  • Spaghetti 

For the chicken meat balls

  • Chicken - 500 g, minced
  • Onion or shallots - 1, large, finely chopped
  • Green chillies as per taste
  • Bread crumbs- 200g
  • Egg - 2
  • Salt as per taste
  • Ginger minced - 1/2 Tbsp
  • Garlic minced- 1/2 tbsp
  • Cheese grated(optional)
  • Oil for frying
For the sauce
  • Tomato paste - 250g
  • Fresh tomato- 2, finely chopped
  • green chillies as per taste
  • Red chilli paste -1 Tsp or Tobasco  as per taste
  • Oregano
  • Tomato sauce - 2 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce- 2 Tbsp
  • Ginger and garlic minced - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Freshly crushed pepper
  • Oil for cooking
  • Freshly chopped coriander for garnishing

Directions:
For the spaghetti
  • Boil water in a boiling pot. Add salt and oil in it.
  • Add the spaghetti in the boiling water and wait until it turns al-dante. It will take nearly 8 to 10 minutes. Next drain the spaghetti in a colander and place it over cold running water. 
  • Keep aside to let drain the remaining water.
Meat ball preparation
  • In a mixing bowl bring together minced chicken, onion, chillies, salt, eggs, bread crumbs and  minced ginger and garlic. Mix well and prepare 1 inch balls out of this.
  • Heat oil in a pan for shallow frying in medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot fry out all the balls until they are golden brown in colour.
Sauce preparation
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan. Add the onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute until onion turns transparent.
  • Now add the tomatoes and the tomato paste. Fry until the tomatoes are fully done.
  • Next make a sauce mixture by adding water to the tomato sauce, soy sauce and red chilli paste or tobasco. whip well and then add this sauce mixture to the tomatoes.
  • Season with salt , pepper and oregano .
  • Now add all the meat balls and let this simmer until you the get the sauce of desired consistency.
  • Once done turn off the heat and serve it hot over the spaghetti . Sprinkle some chopped coriander on the top of the meat balls.
Enjoy your chicken meat balls over spaghetti . 
Happy cooking :-)
 Would love to hear back from you, so don't forget to comment and click a like button on my  facebookpage


By - Sushmita pandit.

22 comments:

  1. Perfect Sush!!I was never fond of the traditional meatballs...this one looks DELICIOUS, with the Indian flavors. I am glad your little one enjoyed it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wonderful.. I know the twist is awesome. Picture looks delicious :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Awesome picture like professionals!
    Am a vegetarian but your click makes me hungry!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sapna....nyways m learning photography and i find it too difficult to shoot my dishes.....

      Delete
  4. Lovely presentation. Fingerlicking good preparation of chicken ball curry.

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/07/chichinge-chechki-stir-fried-snake-gourd.html

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love the Asian twist and chicken is a great replacement for beef and pork, both which I don't cook at home. Awesome as one complete meal which is filling and tasty.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hey Sush,love the twist in the curry and the swirls of spaghetti look like roses :).Beautiful pics.Now a days really busy cooking eh!!!:)

    ReplyDelete
  7. loved the recipe and presentation dear...

    ReplyDelete
  8. what a classic dish :) Yummy and tasty :)Nice clicks :)
    www.merrytummy.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. looks fabulous and droolworth.

    ReplyDelete
  10. This looks really fabulous . Yes the picture is well taken as well
    http://www.followfoodiee.com/

    ReplyDelete
  11. wow bookmarking this ! my son loves spaghetti with meat balls. havent tried at home yet but. this looks awesome

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love ur chicken Ball recipe. Looks very bright & yummy.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow... what a platter... nice recipe too... Thanks fr sharing...

    ReplyDelete
  14. Looks perfect, with the well placed sphagetti & the Asian twist meat balls.. Wud love to have this now :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. This looks absolutely delectable ! Awesome clicks too !

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thank you for the awesome recipe..how do we make tomato paste????please help

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thank you for the awesome recipe..how do we make tomato paste????please help

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting my blog. Your comments are inspiration to me. Do let me know how do you feel about my Blogpost's. Kindly do not leave any backlinks in this comment form. Thanks Sushmita. :-)