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Spaghetti and Cheese Balls

Fried balls or paneer (Indian cottage cheese) in a tomato sauce with spaghetti
Recipe By : Niru Gupta
Type: Paneer/Cottage Cheese Serving: 4 Cooking Time: 45 minutes after balls are chilled


  • Paneer (Indian cottage cheese), mashed smooth 200 g
  • Salt 1 tsp or to taste
  • Powdered black pepper tsp
  • Egg, slightly beaten 1
  • Bread, crusts removed and grated 2 slices
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Spaghetti (dried) 200 g
  • Sauce :
  • Tomato Puree 1 cup
  • Tomato, grated 1 cup (250 g)
  • Onion, grated cup
  • Garlic paste tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp or to taste
  • Sugar 1 tsp
  • Chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Dried Oregano leaves 1 tsp
  • Basil or Tulsi leaves 2 tbsp  
  • Oil 2 tbsp
  • Some greens or grated cheese for garnish


  • Mix the paneer, salt, pepper, egg and bread and form into small balls. Refrigerate for an hour or so.
  • Heat the oil and deep fry the paneer balls over high heat till brown and keep aside.

  • For the sauce: heat the 2 tbsp oil and add the onions and garlic paste. When a light brown, add the tomato and cook till fat separates.

  • Add the tomato puree, salt, sugar, chilli powder, oregano and basil and simmer for a minute. Keep warm.

  • Boil the spaghetti and arrange in a serving dish. Add the cheese balls to the warm sauce and heat through.

  • Arrange the sauce mixture over the spaghetti decoratively (and taking care not to break the balls), garnish with greens or cheese and serve.

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