Kerala style Meatball Curry


I am Sitting , Wishing , Waiting for the time to turn the corner and embrace the new season. I wanna enjoy the redolent air of Spring , watch the blossoming trees and the true spirit of a new year. 

Spring always gives me the true glory of a new year , when you shed all the winter habits that you have been carrying from the past year .Come Spring , you change all your eating habits , come out of the hibernation and be active again. Thats all what you try to do on a new year right? What do you think?


Today's Special is a recent favorite of ours. The idea is basically  from Delicious magazine  and I adapted it by making it the same way as my everyday chicken curry.

Tiny meat balls mixed with garlic and chillies is cooked in masala infused coconut sauce. We pair it with Idiyappam or Puttu always and sometimes with Chapati. Its such an easy thing to make and definetly a good addition to your culinary repertoire .

Recipe for Meatball Curry / Meat Kofta Curry
Serves - 4
Total cooking time 30 minutes prep + 45 minutes cooking time
Ingredients:-
Bowl 1
Minced Meat - 250 gm( chicken , beef , lamb or turkey)
Garlic minced - 2 cloves
Green chili finely chopped - 2
Salt to taste
Bowl 2
Cloves - 2
Bay leaves - 1
Star anise - crushed - 1
Curry Leaves
Bowl 3
Red chili powder - 1 tea spoon
Coriander powder - 1 tea spoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon


Onion chopped - 2 medium
Ginger - garlic paste or crushed- 1 tea spoon
Tomato chopped - 1 large
Garam masala - 1/4 tea spoon
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Hot Water - 1/2  cup
Salt to taste
Cilantro (optional)

Method:-
Combine all the ingredients in Bowl 1 and Knead into a dough and make small balls with it. 
(I usually give a quick  pulse in food processor. This helps the kneading process easy and the balls wont break when cooked)
Wet your hands as and when needed so that the meat wont stick to your hands.
( Keep the meatballs in a cookie sheet lined with parchment or foil in the refrigerator for like 20-30 minutes. This also helps in keeping it from breaking apart. Or you can just fry it in a lil oil , or bake it for 350 F for 20-30 minutes and continue with the process)
Heat Oil in a pan and add all in Bowl 2 and fry for a minute.Slide in chopped onions and saute till the color changes to brown.Add ginger garlic paste and mix well. Add chopped tomato and saute till the oil separates.
Make a paste with all in Bowl 3 by adding alittle water and add to the pan and fry for a minute or two..
Mix hot water and  1 cup coconut milk , add to the pan . Sprinkle garam masala,combine well
When the gravy is really hot slide in meat balls one by one at a distance 
It should not be allowed to touch each other, So always use a wide mouthed pan while cooking this.
Simmer covered for 30-45 minutes. Uncover and simmer till gravy thickens. 
Sprinkle with chopped cliantro

Serve warm with Chapati , Puttu or Idiyapam.


Cheers
Sarah

64 comments:

Reva said...

Lovely curry... My all time favourite... the presentation is beautiful...
Reva

Tina said...

ingane kothipichu drohikkaruthu kutteeeee...tempting chicken...

Torviewtoronto said...

we make a little similar beautiful picture delicious curry

Foodie Ann said...

That looks awesome Sarah...:)...Its been a while since I had this...

Rookie Qookie said...

I loved the colorful pics :)

Cheers,
Reshmi

Treat and Trick said...

As always, great clicks! Looks tempting and yummy..

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! Crystal clear pictures, looks very delicious.

SheenaBabu said...

Looks tempting........

Swathi said...

Meatball curry looks adipoli.

divya said...

Yumm, very tempting and mouthwatering ...

Plateful said...

Each time I stumble upon your blog, Sarah, I'm blown away by the lovely pictures! I'm intrigued by the recipe, too.

Priya's Feast said...

Wow..Awesome click,luv to take those fresh idiyappam with the curry

Shanavi said...

FANTASTIC CLICKS, lOVE EVRYTHING U HAVE ON UR TABLE..AM DAMN HUNGRY NOW

Smitha said...

I made it with lamb and its sitting in my drafts.....looks very tempting!...ur clicks take me to a different world!
Smitha
http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

Laya said...

I adore your photos sarah.
This looks like right in front of our eye. Meat ball in curry sounds interesting . I am going to try this soon

Suman Singh said...

yummy and delicious meatball curry..lovely presentation and very tempting pics.

Priya said...

Slurp,mouthwatering here, those meat balls makes me hungry..

Mrs K said...

You are right,I can't wait to get into springy clothes and up & about :) This winter has been very harsh and the driving conditions have also been scary for most part,so the wait is becoming unbearably long.....

The meat ball curry sounds and looks so delciously mouthwatering*drools*

Padma said...

Nice clicks... meat balls curry look mouthwatering.

S.Menaga said...

Beautiful clicks...love this recipe!!

Hema Mahen said...

First visit here.....nice blog, meat ball curry looks delicious, and awesome pics.

Asha said...

Lovely... Looks very yummy....N nice photos...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Excellent looking Meatball Curries. Great preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum!

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Rachu said...

Sarah kutti.. awesome recipe..loving the idea of putting the meat balls directly to gravy without frying them.

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Rekha shoban said...

superb pic!!!yummy curry...perfect with rice!

Muraligeetham said...

sarah, such a beautiful picture! drooling here :)
Thanks for the lovely comments ..

Zareena said...

Sarah, Yummy meat balls curry. Everytime you make me drool yaar.

Shobha said...

Yummy curry... I am hungry seeing this.

An Open Book said...

i get to buy meat balls as it is..il give it a go the next time i buy it

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious curry..tempting picture

Rumana Rawat said...

Even i make this curry but in little different way.. this looks so delicious:)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Yummy looking curry...my fav...beautiful clicks

Priti said...

Looks yum and yummy clicks ....

Suja Sugathan said...

Kandittu kothiyavunnu,adipoli.

Happy Cook said...

Looks so so yummy I am going to make this.

Nostalgia said...

Very nice! This looks very good. Can't say enough.

Yummy Team said...

Delicious curry! Beautiful pictures, Sarah..

arthi said...

looks fabulous!!wonderful clicks..

Biny Anoop said...

was lazy sooo having kanji but wen i look at ur meatball curry it gives me comfort...........

Kairali sisters said...

Nalla kinnankachi curry tto. I was forcced to cook idiyappam yday after seeing it here on u r pics for dinner :-P

Reshmi said...

auch a divine curry...love to catch it out from the pic itself..sarah..

Soumya said...

First Time here, Too rich collections, Happy to follow you.
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women-wisdom.com said...

Awesome curry and fantastic click. Its inviting.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran
http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

Jisha Dil said...

enikku vayya....beautiful clicks and an awesome presentation...meatball kandittu automatically vayil ninnu vellam varunnu...naveen chettan ethellam ottakku adichu theerkku aanalle...hmm..:(

Gulmohar said...

kidilolkkidilan...visannirikkunna ee samayathu ithu kandittu ente control pokunneeee....

MaryMoh said...

Curry...mmmm...my all time favourite. It's so good with rice. Love that red pot....so pretty to hold the curry.

jayarajmurukkumpuzha said...

nannayittundu..... aashamsakal.....

Toyin O. said...

Your food always looks yummy, thanks for sharing:)

Pete said...

Got some home made meat balls in my fridge, maybe will try this out!

Nimi SunilKumar said...

adipoli curry!

Neenu Praveen said...

really awesome...both cooking as well as fotography..g8!!

Krishnaveni said...

wow, mouthwatering recipe, yumm

aipi said...

what a gorgeous looking curry..beautifully presented!!

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lissie said...

yummy meat ball curry...simply superb!

Amrita said...

Hi Sarah! I must tell you like how one gets addicted to Facebook as soon as you log on the net, i'm addicted to your site.That's flattery,by the way ;) Jokes apart,I've tried practically all your recipes and they are truly Yummmmmmmmy..Not to forget the beautiful photography and presentation.All your dishes are Easy n so Delicious!Keep 'em coming,awaiting more :)

Sarah Naveen said...

@ Amrita... I am totally flattered and i think i dont need heels anymore :) :)..
Thanks a lot for the kind words...They are really a true motivation for me ...I am so happy to learn that u have tried and liked my recipes..what more do i want...I am teaching myself how to take good pics every day :) and i think its starting to pay off :)

Infact I am such a lazy bum , but these words are insipirations

Keep visiting ..
take care
Sarah

Swapna said...

Hi Sarah,
Made this curry a couple of times and we loved it with palappam! Just posted it in my blog... time ullappol nokkane:)

Anonymous said...

hey sarah,
do v hav 2 cook meat b4 adding it 2 de gravy?

Sarah Naveen said...

hey Anon...
I dont usually cook it before , but cook it for 45 minutes after adding to the gravy , just like our usual meat curry..
But if you want , you can lightly fry it in some oil or bake for 20 minutes or so in Oven too and then add to the gravy.
Hope this helps

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Hi Sarah,Creamy and lip smackingly good meatballs curry dear.Thanks for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

yummy curry.Thanks for sharing.

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