Cottage Cheese Balls in Tomato Sauce with Herbed Spaghetti

Cottage Cheese Balls in Tomato Sauce with Herbed Spaghetti

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Think of this dish as three tasty units placed together with the sheer motive of delighting the diner!


Flavourful and succulent cottage cheese balls; tangy tongue-tickling tomato sauce; and perfectly cooked, herbed spaghetti... each of these is as perfect as can be, whether in terms of flavour, texture or appearance, and when they come together the outcome is nothing short of magic.


The tomato sauce, which is the highlight of this recipe, is absolutely amazing with a fresh, tangy flavour and a really luscious mouth-feel enhanced by the addition of fresh cream.


Indeed, Cottage Cheese Balls in Tomato Sauce with Herbed Spaghetti can independently be served as a meal, as it is sure to please you and satiate you with its holistic composition and lingering flavour.

Cottage Cheese Balls in Tomato Sauce with Herbed Spaghetti recipe - How to make Cottage Cheese Balls in Tomato Sauce with Herbed Spaghetti

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 servings
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Ingredients


For The Tomato Sauce
1 3/4 cups fresh tomato pulp
1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
2 tsp sugar
salt to taste
1 tbsp fresh cream

For The Cottage Cheese Balls
1 1/2 cups crumbled paneer (cottage cheese)
2 bread slices , torn into pieces
3 tbsp curds (dahi)
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
2 tbsp cornflour
1/4 tsp baking soda
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For The Herbed Spaghetti
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
3 cups boiled spaghetti
1 1/2 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
salt to taste

Method
For the tomato sauce

    For the tomato sauce
  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the fresh tomato pulp, chilli flakes, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the fresh cream, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

For the cottage cheese balls

    For the cottage cheese balls
  1. Combine the bread slices and curds in a bowl, mix well and cover with a lid and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine all the ingredients along with the bread-curd mixture in a deep bowl and mix very well.
  3. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and roll each portion into a ball.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry a few cottage cheese balls at time on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.

For the herbed spaghetti

    For the herbed spaghetti
  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the mixed herbs, spaghetti and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Divide the herbed spaghetti into 3 equal portions and keep aside.
  2. Reheat the tomato sauce, add the cottage cheese balls, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute. Divide it into 3 equal portions and keep aside.
  3. Place portion of the herbed spaghetti on a serving plate along the circumference of a plate.
  4. Put the tomato sauce along with cottage cheese balls in the centre of the spaghetti.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make 2 more servings.
  6. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy797 cal
Protein20.3 g
Carbohydrates66.1 g
Fiber3.4 g
Fat49.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A1382.1 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B2-0.4 mg
Vitamin B34.5 mg
Vitamin C41.9 mg
Folic Acid74.3 mcg
Calcium496.5 mg
Iron3.7 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium109.9 mg
Potassium343 mg
Zinc0.8 mg

Reviews

Cottage Cheese Balls in Tomato Sauce with Herbed Spaghetti
 on 21 Oct 18 11:32 AM
5

Hi .. Can corn flour be skipped somehow?
Tarla Dalal
22 Oct 18 09:44 AM
   Hi, You will need a binding agent. If you skip corn flour,then add maida.
Cottage Cheese Balls in Tomato Sauce with Herbed Spaghetti
 on 10 Aug 18 10:46 PM
5

What can I use instead of bread slice for paneer balls?
Tarla Dalal
11 Aug 18 08:51 AM
   If you don''t wish to use bread slice then skip adding curd too and just add 2 tbsp of plain flour (maida) to the cottage cheese ball mixture.
Cottage Cheese Balls in Tomato Sauce with Herbed Spaghetti
 on 19 Jul 17 01:40 AM
5

awesome taste!!!
Tarla Dalal
19 Jul 17 08:41 AM
   Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
Cottage Cheese Balls in Tomato Sauce with Herbed Spaghetti
 on 27 Apr 17 03:49 AM
5

I didn''t have paneer so I added grated cauliflower ..the recipe was super duper hit..so simple and less ingredients..!!!
Tarla Dalal
11 Aug 18 08:58 AM
   That is an amazing idea. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback about recipes you have tried. Happy Cooking!
Cottage Cheese Balls in Tomato Sauce with Herbed Spaghetti
 on 04 Apr 17 05:59 PM
5

I want to try this receipe but we dont eat bread. What can i replace bread with in the balls?
Tarla Dalal
11 Aug 18 08:57 AM
   If you do not wish to use bread slice then skip adding curd too and just add 2 tbsp of plain flour (maida) to the cottage cheese ball mixture.
Cottage Cheese Balls in Tomato Sauce with Herbed Spaghetti
 on 01 May 16 09:51 AM
5

So yummy and totally worth trying it. Especially the cottage cheese balls, you coulld even use them in some other dish as well. Thanks a lot Ma''am.
Tarla Dalal
02 May 16 03:17 PM
   Hi Waseem, we are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
Spaghetti with Cheese Balls
 on 20 Oct 15 09:54 AM
5

Cottage cheese balls along with tomato sauce and eaten with noodles, sounds like a complete party dish or an exiting dinner.. Love the idea. The flavouring of noodles with butter and garlic is also a very good taste enhancer.. Must definitely try..