Spicy Meat Ball Curry

Spicy Meat Ball Curry

As a working Mom, I always love recipes that are easy to make, fast to cook and delicious to eat 🙂 …. This spicy meat ball curry is one of my favorite curries and tastes amazing with rotis, naan or even simple rice.  Just the kind of food cook for your family on weekends 🙂 …. Enjoy and Happy Cooking  ~ Kamakshi 🙂

Prep Time : 15 Mins                                   Cook time : 30 mins

Serves : 6 – 8


For the Meat Balls

  • 600 gm Minced Meat of your choice ( Beef/ Mutton /Lamb/ Chicken)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, finely diced
  • 5-6 green chillies, finely diced
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped green coriander / Cilantro
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (Optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala (Optional)
  • 2 Tbsp Cornflour or 2-3 slices of bread soaked in milk ( to bind the meat balls)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

For the Curry

  • 4 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2-3 Cardamom Pods
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1″ Cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 3 Medium size Onions, made into a paste or finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 4 Tomatoes and 4 Green Chillies , made into a paste
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk (Optional)
  • 1 cup Water
  • Salt as per taste


For the Meat Balls :

  • Mix all the ingredients for the meat balls and shape them into desired size.

Mince Meat Balls

  • Heat 1/2 cup of oil in a pan and deepy fry the meat balls on medium heat. The meat balls should not be fried over high heat as the outside will get browned easily but the inside will not be cooked properly. It takeas about 3-4 minutes for the cook the meat balls

Frying the meat balls

  • Once the meat balls are fried , drain them on a paper towel to drain the excess oil

For the Gravy :

  • Heat oil in the pan. Add in the whole spices and stir fry for about a minute. Then add the onion paste and fry till it becomes light brown. Then add the ginger and garlic paste and saute for 3-5 mins till the oil starts separating
  • Add the tomato paste and all the dry spices and fry till you get a nice rich color.  Add in the coconut milk and water.and let it simmer for another 5 mins.
  • Add in the meat balls and do not stir. Let it cook for 10 mins. Mix well and adjust seasonings as per your taste.

Meat balls simmering in the gravy

  • Serve hot, garnished with freshly chopped cilantro. It can be eaten with rice or rotis and naans. Happy Cooking 🙂 !

Meat Ball curry ready to eat