Indian Spiced Meatballs in Curry Sauce

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This yummilicious Indian spiced meatball curry combines tender, flavourful beef meatballs with a rich creamy curry sauce. It is wonderful to serve over cauliflower rice if you're doing low-carbs, noodles or with flatbread. With its irresistible blend of spices and sweet coconut milk, this has become one of my our favourite warming meals for a chilly night.

MeatballsCurry Sauce
  • 500 g Ground beef
  • 2 Spring onions, green parts only, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro, finely chopped (or flat parsley)
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp Ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp Ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp Garam masala
  • 2 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly milled black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil for frying the meatballs
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 3 Shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 Spring onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp Dried red chilli pepper flakes
  • 50 g Butter
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp Curry powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 240 ml Homemade stock
  • 500 ml Passata (Uncooked tomato puree)
  • 240 ml Light coconut milk
  • Spring onions, chopped, to serve (or cilantro, flat parsley leaves)
  1. To make the meatballs, combine the ground meat with the spring onion, coriander, spices, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well with your hands until everything is combined. Roll the mixture into golfball-sized meatballs.
  2. Heat a large frypan over medium heat and with coconut oil, fry the meatballs for a few minutes until they’re brown all over.
  3. To make the sauce, in a large, deep pan over medium heat, heat coconut oil and add the shallots, spring onions, chilli flakes, butter, garlic and ginger and stir until butter melted. Add the curry powder, cumin and ground coriander and salt and pepper to taste. Sweat the mixture off for about 5 minutes, then pour in the stock, passata and coconut milk. Reduce the heat to a simmer and allow to cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. Place the browned meatballs into the curry sauce and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Once the sauce has thickened and reduced and the meatballs are cooked through, turn off the heat. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with the chopped herbs sprinkled on top.

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Iwona 1/3/21 07:46

So beautiful and delicious :)

Nancy Chan 1/3/21 08:56

Wow! Curry meatballs! So delicious.

speedy70 1/3/21 09:14

Adoro il curry, ottime queste polpette!

tania|MyKitchenstories 1/3/21 13:18

They really do look good Ang and would make great party food. So many beautiful spice

Tom 1/3/21 13:37

...they look nice and spicy!

DEZMOND 1/3/21 13:46

I don't eat meat, but I do have some wheatballs in my fridge and was thinking what sauce to put them in :) I will cook chard stew tomorrow for lunch.

Ron 1/3/21 15:41

Wow, those are some great looking meatballs. Just give me some roti and your curried meatballs and I'd be in heaven...

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida 1/3/21 15:56

Wow! Look at that list of ingredients! I will be trying these for sure, I was just making up my grocery list and need to add cilantro because I am fresh out. I think I print out more of your recipes, Angie, than anybody else's. :-)

Kitchen Riffs 1/3/21 16:30

Wow, such a wonderful dish! Who can resist a meat ball? Or that terrific curry sauce? Brilliant stuff -- thanks.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 1/3/21 16:48

Such perfect meatballs, Angie! The flavor profile is fabulous!!! xo

Chef Mimi 1/3/21 17:14

Such a fabulous recipe! I love that you used both coconut oil and butter in the sauce. Pretty photos!

Pedro 1/3/21 17:44

I adore the meatballs. And yours will be incredible with its aromatic preparation. And I will repeat your curry sauce, because I loved it.
Happy week!

Pam 1/3/21 20:13

Oh, delicious for sure, Angie! And great photos as usual. Thanks!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 1/3/21 20:32

this is delicious sounding love all those spices and that curry sauce oh my thats the frosting on the cake for this dish !

judee 2/3/21 02:06

Your photographs are lovely and your meatballs look perfect! The flavorful spices sound interesting.

Heidi | The Frugal Girls 2/3/21 02:11

Angie, you've made this recipe so easy peasy and full of totally fun flavors. What a terrific treat!

savorthebest 2/3/21 06:04

this looks so good Angie. Great dinner

2pots2cook 2/3/21 10:17

So bursting with flavours ! Great, great week dinner !

Paula Montenegro 2/3/21 11:37

So tempting! The pictures are beautiful and the recipe sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing Angie.

Easyfoodsmith 2/3/21 16:25

Everything looks simply perfect!!

rodzinatestuje 2/3/21 22:11

It's looks so delicious! Beautiful photos!

Raymund 3/3/21 03:01

That recipe looks fabulous, that curry is what makes it. Love it

Debra Eliotseats 3/3/21 19:03

That's a lot of spices. Bet this was wonderful!

Valentina 4/3/21 01:32

This sounds amazing, Angie. So many wonderful spices in both the meat and sauce. I want it right now! :-) ~Valentina

Nammi 4/3/21 06:08

oh my, can I have one please or maybe the whole plate.

Marcelle 4/3/21 06:23

This is a gorgeous recipe, Angie! I will definitely be making these curry meatballs and that sauce... total yum!

Eva Taylor 5/3/21 11:59

What a fabulous change to our current repertoire of Swedish meatballs, we just adore all of the warming spices in your recipe. The curry gravy also looks amazing. Will add beef to my shopping list to make a large batch of these.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 6/3/21 23:56

So many wonderful flavors in these meatballs and sauce! I can see how it could become a favorite! Great photos, Angie!

Karen (Back Road Journal) 11/3/21 22:52

I've pinned your recipe as it sounds terrific. I have everything except Garam masala but I have a curry powder that I think will do nicely and can't wait to give the meatballs a try.

tigerfish 11/3/21 22:58

Indian spices, meatballs, curry sauce - what more can I ask for on a rainy day today?


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