Friday

Pasta and Chicken Balls in Tomato Sauce


This is a one of the family favourites. It is not Asian, but it has been well accepted in this country. I thought it would be nice once in a while to share something which is quite universal. To add a little zest, I have also added some spices to make it more flavourful. First, you have to boil the pasta with some salt and oil. You can also use any kinds of pasta besides spaghetti. The sauce is also just like any tomato sauce that you make for any pasta at home. For this dish that we had as our lunch a few days back, I used spiral pasta which is soft and chewy. Do try!

Ingredients

500gm spiral pasta ( boil until tender with some salt and oil)

Chicken Meatballs
500gm minced chicken
a pinch of salt
1 tea spoon cumin powder
1 tea spoon coriander powder
pepper, to taste

(mix all ingredients and form small chicken balls. Fry until golden brown)

Tomato Sauce
4 garlic, thinly sliced
3 big onions, thinly sliced
10 fresh tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 table spoon tomato puree
1 tea spoon dried Italian herbs
1 tea spoon cumin powder
1 tea spoon coriander powder
1 table spoon sugar
1 sprig spring onions, finely chopped
salt and pepper, to taste

Methods
1. In a pan, fry and saute the big onions and garlic until golden brown.

2. Add fresh tomatoes and tomato puree. Cook and stir until the tomatoes are turned into thick sauce. You may add some water if the sauce is too thick.

3. Add cumin, coriander powder, dried Italian herbs and sugar. Stir well.

4. After a minute, add some salt and pepper to taste.

5. Add the fried chicken balls and sprinkle some chopped spring onions if any.

6. In a plate, put the cooked pasta and add the chicken balls and the tomato sauce before serving.


serves 4-6 people

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