Foodful Friday: Meatball Curry

Once in a while —  okay, more than once in a while —  I crave a curry. However, only once in a while do I actually step up and cook a curry from scratch. Maybe things will be different this year (which is already more than a quarter gone).

I have never cooked a meatball curry before, but the mince was in the fridge waiting and waiting to be cooked and bolognese sauce just wasn’t going to cut it, so I decided to have a go at meatballing and currifying it. Why yes, I like verbing nouns, didn’t you know?

1.5 kg minced beef
1 Tbsp. ginger garlic paste
3 tsp. ground cumin
3 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
1 tsp.  salt
4 tsp. lemon juice

1Tbsp. ginger garlic paste
1 onion finely chopped
1-2 chillies, seeded and finely chopped
2 tsp.  ground cumin
2 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
1 can tinned tomatoes
4 tsp.  lemon juice
salt to taste
fresh coriander leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. In a bowl, combine ingredients for the meatballs, shape into balls and set aside.
  2. Set a large, heavy skillet over medium heat and add a drizzle of oil. Add the onion and cook until softened. Add the ginger-garlic paste, chillies, cumin, coriander and turmeric and cook for another minute. Add the tinned tomatoes, lemon juice and salt. Stir in 3 cups water and bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Carefully place the meatballs into the pan and cook for about 10 minutes. Reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through and the sauce has reduced.
  4. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves on top for garnish and serve hot with rice.
Easy Meatball Curry

Easy Meatball Curry


About yewnique

I am a Malaysian-born woman who is married to an Australian and now live in Melbourne, Australia. I am a mother to four children. I home school. I like reading, writing, and cooking -- not necessarily in that order. I care about grammar and spelling, but am nonchalant about the Oxford Comma. I try to follow Christ's teachings.

Posted on Friday, April 10th, 2015, in Food, Foodful Friday, Recipes and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I am spending some time today getting caught up in reading blogs I follow. This recipe looks wonderful so I am pinning it to try!


  2. Hi, Tess! Thanks for reading and leaving a comment! Please bear in mind the amounts given in the recipe will serve six people, with leftovers. Adjust as necessary. 🙂


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