Masala Lamb meatballs creamy curry

A curry that is so delicious and tasty with masala spiced meatballs immersed in creaminess, this curry is no less than any take away, in fact I would say it is so much tastier when homemade. Serve with steamed hot rice, roti or naan, that combination is absolutely amazing. Not to mention it is so easy to make. A curry which will definately be on your list, to make it over and over again.  

Masala Lamb meatballs in creamy sauce

Make the meatballs ahead and freeze for later use as well. That’s the beauty of this recipe, it is so versatile. Even enjoy the meatballs as a side or on it’s own. A blend of Indian spices makes this dish so good. Try and balance the spices as per your taste, even add more chilli powder if you can handle the heat. 

Masala Lamb meatballs creamy curry

Masala Lamb meatballs in creamy sauce

I would suggest using a good quality extra lean lamb mince for this recipe. It is all in the quality of the ingredients you use. Great for health conscious people like me ;) Lamb being a great source of iron, protein and other vitamins.

Masala Lamb meatballs in creamy sauce

Masala Lamb meatballs in creamy sauce

If you like the idea of meatballs, why not try these other meatball recipes - 

Moroccan Turkey meatballs with lemony couscous, a very popular recipe on my blog, tried and loved by many of you :)

Skillet Chicken Meatballs in a creamy tomato and almond sauce (Dairy-Free) another delicious recipe, using minced chicken and a flavourful almond based sauce. 

Masala Lamb meatballs in creamy sauce

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Masala Lamb meatballs curry

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Masala Lamb meatballs creamy curry

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Masala Lamb meatballs creamy curry
Prep Time: Under 30 mins
Servings: Serves 4
INGREDIENTS

    For the Meatballs - 

    • 500 grams extra lean lamb mince 
    • 1 1⁄2 cup wholewheat breadcrumbs 
    • 1 egg 
    • 1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste 
    • 1 tsp ground turmeric 
    • 1 tsp ground coriander 
    • 1 tsp ground cumin 
    • 1⁄2 tsp garam masala 
    • 1 tsp red chilli powder or paprika 
    • Salt and pepper to season 

     

    For the sauce - 

    • 4 to 5 shallots or one large onion chopped 
    • 5 to 6 tomatoes chopped 
    • 1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste 
    • 1 tsp ground turmeric 
    • 1 tsp ground coriander 
    • 1 tsp ground cumin 
    • 1⁄2 tsp garam masala 
    • 1 tsp red chilli powder or paprika 
    • 2 tbsp tomato puree 
    • 250 ml light cream or lactose free cream 
    • Salt and pepper to season 
    • 1 tbsp ghee or oil, plus 1 tsp to fry the meatballs 
    • 1 cup water 
    • Chopped fresh coriander to serve 
instructions
    1. Add all the ingredients under the meatballs section in a large mixing bowl and give it a good mix, use your hands and combine all the ingredients well.
    2. Take about a tsp of the mixture and make small size balls. Now heat the oil or ghee in a non stick pan, fry the meatballs for about 5 minutes until nicely browned on all sides, set aside. 
    3. In the same pan add the rest of the ghee or oil then toss in the the shallots and saute and for 3 to 5 minutes.
    4. Add the tomatoes and fry for about 5 mins, until soft. Add the tomato puree and spices and mix well, saute for another 2 mins.
    5. Add the meatballs in and mix well, add water and cover and let it simmer for about 10 mins on low heat. If the gravy becomes thick at this stage, add some more water.
    6. Add the cream and give everything a good mix, turn off the heat and let it simmer for a few seconds. Remove from heat immediately.
    7. Garnish with coriander and serve with cooked basmati rice or naan. Enjoy!

Comments

  • 1982ester

    When I tried this the first time, I fell in love instantly. What a great, flavorful dish!! Second time I made it for my good friend, who has Indian roots and she absolutely loved it as well! So this is a recipe I will definitely make on a regular base ❤

    In reply to by Ester (not verified)

  • Shilpa

    So happy to hear this! delighted that you liked it and so did your friend :) Thanks a million for trying my recipe <3

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