Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs with Tomato and Wine Sauce

I have never been a fussy eater….As a child I ate whatever my mom gave me and never made faces…..My kiddo looks me with disbelief  when I tell him that I ate bottle gourds and eggplants and bitter gourd and a lot many veggies when I was a kid like him…..But for the non vegetarian part, because we grew up eating only chicken, mutton and fish, I am still not comfortable eating anything apart from these…So last weekend when we went to one of Mohit’s cousin’s house, she made these delicious kebabs and I came to know later that they were made from Turkey….Wooohooo…Turkey added to the list immediately…My mom used to make chicken koftas and I loved them…So I tried the similar thing with a little twist….A little wine with the tomatoes made a great sauce… Here is the recipe….

All you need is ( serves 4 )

For the meatballs

Ground turkey-500 gm
Bread crumbs-1 cup
Salt to taste
Fresh coriander- 3 tbsp ( chopped )
Red chili flakes-12 tsp
Garlic powder paste- 1 tsp
Ginger-12 tsp ( grated )
Ketchup-2 tsp
Oil for shallow frying

For the sauce

Olive oil-2 tsp
Garlic-2-3 cloves ( chopped )
Onion-12 cup ( chopped )
Capsicum-12 ( chopped )
Tomatoes-4 ( chopped)
Tomato puree-12 cup
Salt to taste
Sugar-1 tsp
Black pepper powder-12 tsp
White wine-1 cup ( I used Chardonnay )
Basil leaves- 5-6 ( chopped )

Spaghetti-500 gm

Method of preparation

For the meatballs

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl
Make 1 inch balls
Add oil in a non stick pan
Arrange the balls in the pan
Fry the balls on slow heat till browned from one side
Turn the balls and fry till browned on both the sides
Remove and add the balls in the sauce

For the sauce

Heat oil in a pan
When the oil is hot, add garlic
Fry till golden brown
Add onion and capsicum and fry for a minute
Add tomato, tomato puree, salt, pepper and sugar
Cook for 5-6 minutes
Add white wine and basil and cook for 30-3 5 minutes on low heat

Boil the spaghetti according to manufacturers instructions
Serve in a platter and top with sauce and meatballs
Serve hot



  1. says

    Those are some great looking turkey balls! We always have spaghetti now with turkey balls. Do you find sometimes you have to use a bit more spices depending on the ground turkey?
    That cork screw is beautiful, an antique?

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