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)
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
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
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.
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.
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.