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Indian Meatballs in Sauce


  • Meatballs:
  • 250g lamb mince
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • sml piece ginger, grated
  • 1/2 onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • Fresh coriander
  • 1 oz grated cheddar
  • A good pinch of salt and pepper
  • Sauce:
  • 1 and a half onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, chopped (can use tinned -1 x 400g tin)
  • Salt
  • 2 tbsp veg oil
  • 2 tsp black mustard seeds


This is one of our favourite Indian recipes – we love a good meatball.

Meatballs: mix all meatball ingredients together well. Shape into balls (walnut size) and chill until required.

Sauce: Fry the onion in half the oil until soft. Add cumin, coriander, turmeric, chilli powder and garam masala. Cook the spices out slightly then add tomatoes and salt to taste. Cook for 15-20mins then whizz in a blender and return to the pan.

Temper black mustard seeds: heat rest of oil in a small frying pan until really hot. Add mustard seeds and when they start to crackle pour them and the oil into the sauce.

Add the meatballs to the sauce and cook for 10-15 mins.

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