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Meat Balls with gravy

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Curried Meatballs are one of the most tastiest recipes i have ever made.

Ingredients

Servings: 4

Mince Meat – 400gms

Onion – 3 Finely chopped

Tomatoes – 3 (pureed)

Plain Yogurt/Dahi – 1 cup

Ginger/Garlic  paste – 1 tbsp

Garlic Cloves/ fresh ginger  - 2, chopped

Salt – as per taste

Black pepper – 1 tsp

Sugar – 1 tsp

Garam masala powder – as per taste

Cumin seeds/Jeera – 1tsp

Tumeric powder – 1/2tsp

Coriander powder – 1tsp

Chilli powder – as per taste

Oil for frying and gravy.

Method :

1. In a bowl mix in the ginger/garlic paste , chili powder, salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, garam masala powder and 1 tsp of oil with the ground meat. Also add 1 finely chopped onion. Mix in the ingredients well with the meat.

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2. Form the meat mixture into round balls, the recipe should yield about 15-16 balls. Cover them with a plastic wrap and chill for at least 1/2 hour to 2 hours.

3. Now heat oil in the kadai/pan, and deep fry the meatballs. (Alternate way of doing it is by cooking the meat balls in boiled water)

3. When ready to cook, heat 2 tbsp of oil in a deep base pan, add jeera/cumin seeds 1 tsp and garlic and ginger finely chopped. Fry for 40secs and add 2 finely chopped onions. Sauté till the onions turn brown on the edges. Add chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder. Now add 1 tbsp of hot water and mix.

4. Add the tomato puree and sauté for about 5-6 min. Add the sugar. Stir to combine till its done to form a paste.

5. Remove the pan from top of the heat and stir in the yogurt/dahi. If you add the yogurt to the pan while keeping it on heat, the yogurt will break.

6. Return the pan to the heat. Add 1 cup of hot water. Let it simmer for 1min and then take the meatballs and gently place each onto the sauce.

7. Cover and simmer on low heat for about 15-20mins. Stirring occasionally to avoid burning at the bottom. The final gravy will be thick and rich.

This curried meatballs can be served with boiled rice/ salad or flat Indian bread like naan, roti or parantha.

One can also try them with noodles.

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  • Divya said:

    Waah Waah..!!! :)