Thursday, April 10, 2008

Meat Balls Curry/ Gravy

You will need:

For making meat balls

  • 1 lb ground meat(can use beef or lamp)
  • 1 onion(minced using food processor)
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • ½ tbsp cumin powder
  • ½ tbsp fennel seeds/ powder
  • 1½ tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder(can increase or decrease)
  • ½ tbsp salt (can increase or decrease)
  • ½ cup oil for frying/ You can even bake, but frying gives very different taste than baking.
For making gravy:

  • 1 big onion(chopped finely)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • ½ tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ cup coconut milk/ water
  • 1 egg optional.. You can even minced some of the cooked meat balls to thicken the gravy

Step 1:

Heat oil in a pan for frying meat balls.

Step 2:

For making meat balls:

Mix all the ingredients under "For making meat balls" together. Roll it into small balls and fry it till it become golden brown color.

Hint: Smaller the size of the meat balls, faster will be the cooking process. This is just shallow frying. So you have to turn the meat balls once the first side is done. You can even deep fry it.

Step 3:

Keep the fried meat balls in a paper towel.

Step 4:

For making gravy:

In another non-stick pan add oil. When its hot add onion and saute it till it become translucent. Now add the ginger garlic paste and saute it for a min. Then add red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and saute it till you get rid of the raw smell. Now add the chopped tomatoes and saute it for 2 min. You can add one egg at this stage or some minced cooked meat balls, just to thicken the sauce. Check for salt and now add the cooked meat balls along with coconut milk/ curd/ water.

Adding egg is purely optional.

Meat balls curry is now ready to serve. Can add chopped coriander leaves for garnish. Serve with roti, chapathi, naan, fried rice

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