Sunday, January 08, 2006

To 2006 and new recipes....spicy meatball curry

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:)
You need
2 tablespoons vegatable oil
30-36 meatballs
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 :)

17 comments:

Gangadhar said...

me first..

Gangadhar said...

Wow..so yummy yummy..Pic is great..
And we definitely try dis one..I already told about your food blog to my wife...She keeps praising you...

aparna said...

hmmm...

pallavi said...

I made fish balls this weekend.. am too lazy to get the recipe up.. LOL.. maybe I will in sometime.. I love meat koftas. otherwise too..

Meenal Mehta said...

Hey Gangadhar

thanks a tonne...try it and let me know how it went

yes you were definitely the first one here this time

Meenal Mehta said...

aparna ,

what kind of a comemnt is "hmm " anyways ........?

Meenal Mehta said...

hey pallavi

yeah fish balls are cool too ..although i havent tried them a whole bunch of times

Michele said...

Wow! That sounds Great!!!

I need to ask a question though.
Cumin comes in SEEDS and Pops like popcorn??? Really?????

First I've ever heard of it.
I learn so much from you when I visit.
Thanks!!!

OH! another question...I make my own meatballs and I put tons of spices in them. What should the basic meatballs "be" to start the recipe. Bland and let your recipe provide the flavor???

Thanks again!!!

Sanity Starved said...

Aha, finally something easy to make. Will try :)

Was off to school at day's notice. Expect this month to be like that. Sorry! :)

Lera said...

Meenal, sounds simple & easy ! plan to try this soon...

Meenal Mehta said...

hey Michele ,

yes cumin comes in seeds and pops like popcorn ..it gives great flavor ..

sure make your own meatballs but do put in salt and the basic stuff

On second thoughts ...go with all the stuff u put in...speaking of which ...what do you put in the meatballs ?

Meenal Mehta said...

thanks sudip ....yeah try it

Meenal Mehta said...

Hey Lera ,

yeah do that and let me know how it went

good luck and happy new yr

sailu said...

Wishing you a very happy New Year!

Meenal Mehta said...

Hey Sailu,

wish you a very happy new yr too

supriya said...

which meatballs have you used here???

Meenal Mehta said...

hi surpriya

turkey meatballs

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