A very happy New year to all of you who read foodies unite
Hope the New year brings you joy , happiness and gastronomic delights , taking you on new food journeys and introduce you to fascinating and wonderful cuisine from different regions of the world.
And on that note let me begin with ......Spicy meatball curry
Yeah ,I have always loved meatballs with spaghetti or meatball curry with rice .Theres something about chunky meatballs , cooked in tomato sauce thats whets and satiates the appetite at the same time.
Apparently there are many different ways to make meatballs ..Meat balls are made with lamb, turkey , veal , pork or beef . While Finnish meatballs are made with (ground beef, prok , breadcrumbs, thyme , garlic , onion , eggs) , Frikadeller or Danish meat balls are made with veal and pork and served with potatoes and stewed cabbage.Swedish meatballs on the other hand could use beef, veal or pork and are typically served with brown sauce, potatoes and lingonberry jam(reminds me of what they serve at the Local Ikea-the retail assmebly furniture giant ).
Let me present you with an Indian take on these:)
2 tablespoons vegatable oil
1 cup of boiled peas
Half a can of crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon cumin
Salt to taste
Chilli flakes to taste
2 teaspoons of corriander powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
Here's how I made it:
Heated the vegetable oil and popped the cumin seeds in it.Added half a can of crushed tomotaoes to which I added turmeric, chilli flakes, salt , corriander powder and salt .Stirred it on slow heat till the oil seperated .(this is a sign that the sauce is now cooked) .Added meatballs and some boiled peas and sauted them in the sauce till they were covered in it .Then added two cups of water and kept it on medium to high heat. Cooked the meatballs in sauce till sauce reduced and meatballs floated to the top after having absorbed juices and spices from the sauce .
VOILA ..there you go
And a very happy New year to you Again :)