No one can go wrong with this combination. I made it yesterday night for dinner as my son is a great fan of Italian food .
It’s a great tasting recipe , it can be served cold or hot as a salad or as a main dish. Pasta provides you with energy and essential nutrients in the form of fibre (vegetables). vitamins( anti-oxidant rich tomato sauce) and proteins ( packed in poultry and cheese). But it should be taken in moderation one should not get overboard with it.
Bowl of Italian comfort once in a while —– is heavenly —— 🙂
This recipe is done in two steps, first the meatballs have to be prepared , then the pasta sauce .
Star Ingredient :
Farfelle —– Bow tied Pasta
Main Ingredients :
- 500 gm of chicken mince
- Freshly made breadcrumbs from 2 slices of bread
- Just enough milk to soak the breadcrumbs
- Few sprigs of fresh parsley
- 4 to 5 finely minced garlic
- 1 egg
- Half cup of grated Parmesan Cheese
- Mixed herbs
- Salt to taste
- Vegetable oil to fry
Pasta Sauce ( Tomato)
- 800 to 1 kg of Ripe Tomato (Boiled, Peeled and pureed)
- One large Onion
- 2 cloves of Pressed garlic
- Half cup of Tomato ketchup
- Few sprigs of Basil leaves
- Parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoon of mixed herbs
- 2 teaspoon of oregano
- Vegetables used —- Red, yellow and Green capsicum
- 1 packet of button mushroom
- Parsley leaves
- 2 bay leaves
- Black pepper powder and salt according to taste.
- 2 to 3 teaspoon of vegetable oil or olive oil
Preparation of Meatballs :
Combine breadcrumbs with milk and keep it aside for sometime.
In large mixing bowl add chicken mince, minced garlic clove, one egg, parmesan cheese, black pepper powder, mixed herbs, and mashed bread crumbs, mix well until combined. Refrigerate the mixture for at least 30 min.
Form 1 inch meatballs , roll all the meatballs in flour . Heat oil in a deep skillet for deep-frying over a medium heat. Add the meatballs in batches , so that you do not overcrowd the pan and fry until browned on all sides. Remove meatballs in a separate dish and keep aside.
Preparation of Sauce :
In the same skillet , put some more oil if required , add in the tomatoes, fry for 4 to 5 minutes , till it becomes translucent. Add in pressed cloves and stir fry for another one or two min.
Add the purred tomatoes and the bay leaves. Bring the mixture to a boil , put in the meatballs and cover it with a lid, cook it on a medium heat for 30 mins and occasionally turn it over till the meatballs become tender. Add in the tomato ketchup, some parmesan cheese, oregano and parsley, and basil leaves , also add in salt and black pepper according to taste. When the sauce thickens turn off the gas stove.
Meanwhile cook the Pasta according to the package instructions till al dante .
Now in a serving plate put some portion of the pasta, top it will meatball sauce. Garnish it with parmesan cheese, parsley and some mixed herbs and oregano.
Your Bow tied Pasta is ready to eat .
Happy cooking —- 🙂