Indian Spiced Meatballs in Curry Sauce Recipe

I’ve always been a firm believer that food should be fun, easy (most of the time) and off the scale flavourful. This Indian Spiced Meatballs recipe combine all three! These Indian-inspired meatballs in curry sauce need nothing but rice and a big spoon!

Indian Spiced Meatballs in Curry Sauce Recipe

Indian Spiced Meatballs in Curry Sauce Recipe

Fun fact: Meatballs are called “kofta” in India and they are shaped more like mini sausages than our meatballs.

What is pretty special about this Indian Spiced Meatballs recipe are the meatballs themselves. They are spiced with an array of warm Indian spices like cumin, coriander, cloves, ginger, cinnamon etc.  I am talking flavour here, not heat. That’s the curry’s job! The sauce is all about heat and bold flavour notes.

I also finished it off with just a splash of single cream to tame all the heat just a little and threw in a bunch of chopped kale for some extra nutrition and colour! Feel free to use spinach, peas, beans…anything you like!

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Indian Spiced Meatballs in Curry Sauce
Recipe adapted from vinkalinka.com
Indian Spiced Meatballs
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Indian Spiced Meatballs
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine pork, ginger, cumin, coriander, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt and plain yogurt.
    raw beef herbs
  2. Roll into golf ball-sized meatballs and brown in 1 tbsp of vegetable oil until golden but not cooked all the way through. Remove to a plate and set aside.
    beef meatballs
  3. Discard excessive fat but leave approximately 1 tbsp in the pan. Add onions, garlic, ginger and chopped cilantro stalks and cook over low heat without browning for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    cooking meatballs
  4. Add curry paste and stir for a minute, then add canned tomatoes and water, stir to combine, return the meatballs to the pan, and spoon some curry sauce on them to coat them, then turn the heat up and bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low, cover with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes.
    meatballs in curry
  5. Add chopped kale and any other vegetables if using and cook uncovered for 10 minutes longer, stirring once in a while to avoid burning. In the last few minutes add light cream and taste for salt, add more if necessary.
    Indian Spiced Meatballs
Recipe Notes

Sprinkle with garam masala and chopped cilantro leaves.Serve with basmati rice, naan and/or lentil dhal for a low carb version

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