Vegetarian Meatball (Cauliflower)Pasta

Vegetarian Meatball  Pasta

Vegetarian Meatball Pasta
Vegetarian Meatball Pasta

Meatball pasta is one of my favorite dishes.I wish my vegetarian friends could taste it. Why not? I just need to make the vegballs  instead of meatballs.There are so many vegetables to choose from. It was the hard part.Cauliflower is extremely popular in India.We got thousands of various dish on cauliflower.Of course, I have used potatoes also to bind the vegetable balls. This is a healthy recipe , it has got lots of tomatoes and a good amount of vegetables.Children will never say no to  pasta.

To make the Vegballs:

Cauliflower florets: 4 or 5

Potato: One large boiled

Onions: One small minced.(for medium size use half of it)

Garlic: 2 large cloves  (For better result saute onions and garlic  for few minute in hot oil before use)

Cornflour to roll the balls

Salt to taste

Red chilies : 1 tea spoon

Black pepper : 4 to 5

Oil to fry. (Deep fry the vegetable balls for best result)

Main Ingredients
Main Ingredients

To make the Sauce:

I have used 125 gram of peeled plumb tinned tomatoes

Spaghetti : Around 100 gram

Minced onion: One small (for medium size use half of it)

Garlic :one large clove

Coriander leaves or basil leaves (optional)

Olive oil 3 table-spoon

Salt to taste

Sugar: half tea-spoon

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Add 2 spoons of potato and cauliflower mixture

Method:

Boil the potatoes.Chop the cauliflower florets roughly.In a food processor add potato,cauliflower  roughly chopped ,garlic ,salt ,chili powder and black pepper .For Better result ,saute onions and garlic before grind them.

Now grease your palms with oil or water and shape them and dab them with cornflower

photo 5By the time you fry your vegbally boil the spaghetti.In a large pot add enough water.When the water is boiling add spaghetti and a teaspoon of salt. It will take around 25 minutes to cook.

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Boil the spaghetti

Now fry the vegballs.For the best result deep fry them.I have used as less oil as possible for the health reason.It will take 10 to 13 minutes to cook them completely.You can taste one before you use it in the sauce.

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Fry the vegballs

In the pan add 3 tablespoon of olive oil and add minced onions.After 2 minutes add minced garlic.Then add the tomato paste.If you are using tinned tomatoes just squeeze the tomatoes  and put them in the pan.After 10 minutes add 2 tablespoon of your leftover potato and cauliflower mixture.

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Add 2 table-spoon of your left over potato and cauliflower mixture

These process will take around 13 to 20 minutes.Then add boiled  spaghetti and 3 to 4 teaspoon of  water .At this time add salt and sugar to taste.

9Then add fried vegballs.

10Serve with parmesan cheese.I had some sesame seeds.So I used that.

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44 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow Payel! This looks so yumm! Veg meatballs the name itself is so tempting…..I can imagine very well how delicious the dish will be ! 🙂 lovely recipe 🙂
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    1. I totally agree this looks totally fantastic!

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  2. payeljit says:

    Thank you so much Mona! You are sweetheart !

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  3. Sumith Babu says:

    Wow looks very vibrant!!

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    1. payeljit says:

      Sumith I am so glad that you liked my recipe!

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  4. priyavadan chauhan says:

    It’s look nice when are you bring it 2 taste

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    1. payeljit says:

      Thank you do much! 😀

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  5. Leyla says:

    I will have to try this one👌😋😊

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Leyla ,I am happy to know that you liked my recipes!Please do try this recipe!

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  6. Deboleena Biswas says:

    Pasta that too Vegan ❤ and your blog is very very good 🙂 Photography skills are on point ❤

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    1. payel says:

      You are too kind.Thank you so much.

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      1. Deboleena Biswas says:

        Haha 😀 Thank you ❤

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    2. payel says:

      Hi Deboleen , I am trying to go click on your name and your website to go to your website,it says no longer avaiable, it was available this mornig.Do you know anything?

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      1. Deboleena Biswas says:

        No no actually there is a problem in my settings. But thank you for telling me I’ll look into it now 🙂

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  7. What a great idea Payel! I’m going to try this sometime😊

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Divya,pleased to know that you liked my idea of cooking,thank you so much for wonderful words.

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      1. Of course! Happy to connect here & find such amazing recipes:)

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      2. payel says:

        Wow.. that means a lot to me my friend!

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  8. srividhya says:

    this is a great alternative for the meat balls.. great share Payel.

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Srividhya! I would love to share any good idea comes to my mind!Thank you for your wonderful comment😀

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  9. rootandleaf says:

    Hello!!! I’m nominating you for a Sunshine Blogger Award!! https://rootandleaf.wordpress.com/2016/07/30/sunshine-blogger-awards/

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you so much for nominating me, I appreciate it.

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  10. that’s a great idea to use cauliflower to substitute meat! is it still chewy like a regular meatball though?

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you @Rinaldigotama .It’s not exactly chewy like meat balls,but they are tasty.Please do try them,if you love vegitable you would love this recipe.😃

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  11. Rateka says:

    Such a delicious and vibrant dish..will try soon 🙂

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    1. payel says:

      Please do try them!Im happy to know that you would try my recipe.Thank you.

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  12. Do you have any vegetable recipe ? Pls share links !

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      1. What is Orka ?? Any bengali specialty ??

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      1. Thanks, Keep up the spirit of good work !

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      2. payel says:

        Thank you Masoom, I will try my best.

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  13. Rashminotes says:

    Wow! What a great idea:)

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Rashmi!😃

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  14. Subham Ghosh says:

    This looks so amazing! 😃

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Subham!😃

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  15. Hindu Reddy says:

    Your recipes are amazing and photos too!

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you so much!That means a lot to me!!

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  16. VeggieLovingFoodie says:

    Very creative idea! I will have to try this, I love cooking with cauliflower!

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you dear! Nice to know that you will try my recipe!Please do try !Thank you again!

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  17. kenyalux says:

    YES! This will help me save money on buying frozen meatless balls! LOL! It’s looks delicious!

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    1. payel says:

      😄😄Sure you will save some money for the weekend! Please enjoy cooking this recipe!

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