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Anglo Indian Meatball Curry

Meatball Curry ~ Anglo Indian Food

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Coconut rice with Meatball curry Todays Meatball curry is an classic Anglo Indian food recipe that I learnt from my friends mother many years ago. Vizag has a large Anglo Indian community and their contribution to our educational institutions is significant. Many Anglo Indians teachers taught me during my initial school going years and also have few close friends. One of my Anglo Indian friends mother was a seamstress par excellence who sewed the most elegant evening gowns and dresses. I was fortunate to have got a few dresses stitched by her during my college days. She could give most of the famous fashion designers a run for their money. Anglo Indians are a lively lot, full of fun and cheer with a love for good food. I cannot forget their Christmas eve festive spreads with mouth watering delicacies which included steamed pudding, plum cake, home made wine, kalkals, cookies, marzipan and baked casseroles and many many more.

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Mutton Kheema Balls ready to be cooked Ages ago, I relished Meatball curry with saffron flavored coconut rice as part of a festive meal at a very dear friends home. A simple Mutton Kheema recipe with minimal spices yet so flavorful. With the Christmas season upon us, I thought its the best time to post Meatballs curry recipe. Meatballs aka koftas, are minced meat balls flavored with green chilies and coriander, that are slow cooked in a spiced gravy. The meatballs are tender, moist, and flavorful in a perfectly spiced tomato based curry. The meatball curry is usually served with aromatic coconut rice. A perfect meal on a cold winter day!

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Anglo Indian Meatball Curry Preparing coconut rice is simple. Heat 1 1/2 tbsps of butter or ghee in a cooking vessel, add 2 cloves, 2 cardamoms, an inch of cinnamon stick and allow to crackle. Add 2 cups of rice and saute on low flame for 2 mts. Add 3 cups of thick coconut milk, 1 cup of water, salt and 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder or 4 to 5 strands of saffron and mix. Bring to a boil. Reduce flame and place lid. Cook till the rice is done.

Anglo Indian Meatball Curry Recipe

Prep time: 30 min Cook time: 45 min Yield: 5 Main Ingredients: mutton kheema

Onions - 2, large, finely chopped Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp Red chili powder - 1 1/2 tsps Coriander powder - 1 tbsp Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp Curry leaves - 1 sprig Tomato puree - 1 cup

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Coconut milk - 1/2 cup Salt to taste Cooking oil - 3 tbsps Coriander leaves - 2 tbsps, finely chopped For the Meatballs: Mutton Kheema - 1/2 kg, finely minced meat Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp Green chilies - 2, finely chopped Coriander leaves - 4 tbsps, finely chopped Salt - 1/2 tsp

1. In a bowl, add the thoroughly washed and drained mutton kheema/minced meat. Add garam masala powder, salt, chopped green chilies and coriander leaves and mix well. Make small balls and keep aside. 2. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add curry leaves and chopped onions and saute for 4 mts on low to medium flame. Once the onions turn transparent, add the ginger garlic paste and saute for 3 mts. 3. Add red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and turmeric powder. Mix. Add tomato puree and cook on low to medium flame for 7 mts or till the oil separates. 4. Add salt to taste and garam masala powder and mix. Add 1 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Allow to simmer for 6-7 mts. 5. Drop the minced meat balls carefully, one at a time, into the gravy and allow to cook on medium flame for 3 mts. Reduce flame, place lid and cook for 20 mts. 6. Add coconut milk and cook for 2 mts and turn off heat. 7. Serve warm with coconut rice.

Mutton mince works best. You can use minced chicken or beef (as many Anglo Indians use) in place of mutton mince. If you do not have coconut milk, add 2 tbsps of coconut paste at the time of cooking the tomato puree. Fresh coriander leaves gives a good flavor, so do not omit it. Add more water for a thinner consistency gravy/curry. While preparing coconut rice, you can add a slit green chili at the time of crackling the whole spices. Meatball curry, a mutton kheema recipe cooked in Indian spices, is classic Anglo Indian food served with coconut rice. Makes for a special weekend lunch!

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By Sailu Dec 11th, 2012 Category: All Recipes, Indian Curry Recipes, Indian Meat Recipes, Indian Non-Vegetarian Recipes

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Best Community Denise

a month ago

I really enjoyed this recipe. A perfect amount of spice. No need to fry meatballs although I didn't wash the mince. I used beef mince which came out perfectly. I didn't use the coconut milk as I wanted a slightly healthier option.
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3 months ago

Add one egg and 2 slices of bread soaked in water and then squeezed dry to soften meatballs.
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4 months ago

I fried the meatballs after coating with egg and bread crumbs. Then I baked them for 20 minutes at 180 C. If you do not do this, the meatball will disintegrate, I think. Also, I would use more spice and chili, else the coconut milk makes this very 'unspicy'. Thanks for the recipe.
Reply Shailu


7 months ago

Hi Sailu Question - In step 1 shouldn't we frying the meat balls?

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Sailu | Indian Food Reply Sarita


a month ago

There is no need to fry the meat balls.


8 months ago

Hi Sailu I tried this recipe and the Hyderbad Meat ball recipe. both curries were delicious. However my meatballs turn hard. You have to apply pressure to the spoon to break them. I follow the receipes to the T thanks sarita
Reply Rinku


9 months ago

Will Shallow frying meatballs a bit & then putting in curry spoil the taste?
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