Saturday, June 4, 2011

Veggie Balls with Spaghetti

1.            Boiled spaghetti
2.            1 cup spinach
3.            1/2 cup grated potato
4.            1/2 cup grated zucchini
5.            1/2 cup grated carrot
6.            1/2 cup grated Parmesan
7.            1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
8.            1/4 cup oat powder
9.            1/4 cup bread crumbs
10.        Italian seasoning
11.        Salt to taste
12.        Black pepper
13.        Oregano
14.        Marinara sauce or pasta sauce
15.        Olive oil for shallow fry
1.            In a large pot boiled the water, add spaghetti pasta and 1 tbsp olive oil, cook till done.
2.            In one microwave safe bowl combine chopped spinach, potato, zucchini and carrot.
3.            Cook until soft (don't add water).
4.            After cool this mixture add salt, pepper, grated parmesan, garlic, oat powder, bread crumbs and italian seasoning than mix well.
5.            Take small amount mixture and make lemon size balls.
6.            Heat the oil in pan and shallow fry this balls in medium heat.
7.            Serve spaghetti with Marinara sauce and veggie balls.
8.            Garnish with oregano and parmesan cheese.

Marinara Sauce:
1.            1 can tomato puree
2.            1/4 cup olive oil
3.            1/4 cup onion puree
4.            1/2 tablespoon garlic paste
5.            4 to 5 fresh basil leaves chopped
6.            1/2 teaspoon sugar
7.            Salt to taste
8.            Pepper to taste
9.            Italian seasoning
1.            Place olive oil in large sauce pan add garlic and onion puree in pan.
2.            Turn heat to medium and cook until onion lightly pinked.
3.            Add tomato puree, season with salt, sugar and pepper and ½ cup water.
4.            Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer and cook until thickened.
5.            Add chopped basil and Italian seasoning at very end, stir in and cook for 1 minute more.


Purabi Naha said...

Daksha, this is an interesting vegetarian recipe, with a lot of veggies indeed! Generally, we see the meatball version everywhere. Your fusion idea is excellent to modify this dish to suit the vegetarians as well! Also, the sauce is worth a praise!!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking combination healthy too

Deepthi KR said...

daksha book marked your recipe..
looks tempting :)
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kankana said...

I am saving this to give a try. Looks delish!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Very very tempting n drool worthy pasta with veggie balls...yummmmmo


Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

What a healthy pasta! And I liked how you put the pasta in a deep bowl instead of plate! Looks delicious!

Suman Singh said...

Wow, love this version of meatless balls and spaghetti..looks YUM!

The Mistress of Spices said...

Looks great, Daksha! Do the veggie balls hold together well? I can't wait to try this!

Lilla said...

I love veggie balls! My favorites are eggplant balls, very addictive:) I'll try yours. I like the idea to cook veggies without water in microwave

Sandra said...

You through in all the healthy stuff! Thankum.

Manu said...

I agree with Lilla! Very nice veggie balls! And lovely presentation as well! :-)))

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Love the presentation.. Nice twist to the vege version.. love it.

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Rochelle (Acquired Life) said...

Interesting twist. I will have to try these and not tell anyone that they are veggie until after they eat them :D

Apple @Polkadotsandchopsticks said...

Wow what a great mix of veggies! They sound like they would taste pretty delicious!

KEcker said...

Daksha, this dish looks so good! I've never made Veggie Balls before, but I should try it. I need to cook healthier stuff sometimes;o) So glad I found you on Foodbuzz!

Anonymous said...

woww. Thats yumm Dakshaa.. :) Never tried this before!

Tiffany said...

Chock full of veggies! This is my kind of dish! :D

Daksha said...

Thank you so much my all friends for stopping by my space and appreciating the veggie balls with spaghetti.

Cucina49 said...

Oh, those look awfully good--I've never found a veggie meatball recipe that I've liked, but I'm bookmarking yours!

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