Thursday, February 25, 2010

Spaghetti with Mushroom and Meat Balls


1.Spaghetti - 1 lbs

cook the Spaghetti according to the Package directions and drain it in the collander.

For Meat Balls:

1.Minced Lamb or Chicken - 500 gms

2.Crushed Garlic - 3 pods

3.Finely chopped Green chillies - 2 no's

4.Crushed Black Pepper - 1 tsp

5.Finely chopped onions - 1/2 cup

6.Salt - to taste

7.Beaten Egg - 1

8.Bread crumbs - 1/2 cup

9.Chopped Parsely - 2 tbsp

For Spaghetti Sauce:

1.Canola or Olive oil - 2 tbsp

2.Finely Chopped onion - 1/2 cup

3.Crushed Garlic - 3 pods

4.Sliced mushrooms - 1 punnet

5.Diced canned tomatoes - 2 tins

6.Tomato paste - 1 tbsp

7.Salt - to taste

8.Mixed herbs - 1 tbsp

9.Crushed Lemon Pepper - 1 tsp

10.Grated Parmesian cheese - 1/2 cup

11.Chopped green chillies - 2 no's

12.Finely chopped parsely - 3 tbsp


1.Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions.Keep it aside.

2.Grind the minced meat again in the blender and mix all the ingredients under for meat balls. Make it as a small balls and keep it in plate.

3.Heat olive oil in the non stick pan, try to shallow fry the meat balls in medium fire. or ( you can also bake the meat balls in the oven for 10 mts in 400 deg till it turn light brown colour).

4.If the balls is sticky means , just roll the balls in the cake flour before shallow frying. Then it wont stick in the pan.

5.Keep the cooked balls aside.

6.Heat oil in a non stick pan, now add onion,crushed garlic,green chillies,lemon pepper and salt.

7.Saute the onion till it turns translucent, now at this stage add the sliced button mushrooms.

8.Mushroom will start to soften after 5 minutes, now add the canned tomatoes and tomato paste.

9.Toss the tomatoes in the medium fire for 10 minutes till the sizzling turns off.

10.Now add the parsely and mixed herbs into the tomato sauce.

11.The tomato sauce should be in thicken texture, if watery means add little bit of tomato paste(it will thicken the sauce).

12.Now transfer the tomato sauce into another bowl.

13.Take the drained spaghetti and turn it in the tomato sauce cooked pan.

14.Now arranging the Spaghetti with meatballs, Place the spaghetti in the dinner plates and place the meat balls on the top of the spaghetti and pour the tomato sauce over the meatballs.

15.Sprinkle the grated parmesian cheese on top of the sauce ( i used white cheddar cheese).

16.Enjoy the Spaghetti with Mushroom and Meatballs with garlic bread.

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