Thursday, June 19, 2014

Meatball and Potato Curry (Throwback Thursday)


2012 photo
In 2012 I wrote:  My obsession with meatballs has been well documented here on Curry and Comfort.  I have eaten versions of them all over the world and one of my favorite ways is spicy in a curry.  You can eat this curry with rice, bread, roti, naan....and much much more.  My kids loved this curry because it had two things the also love: meatballs and potatoes. We ate it with rice, lentils and a cucumber salad. I must be passing my love for meatballs to the next generation because meatball love was definitely in the air.....

For the Meatballs:
1lb of ground meat (I used pork, but you can do beef, chicken, lamb, turkey of veggie substitute)
1Tbs of ginger garlic paste (or 1/2 Tbs each separately grated )
1 egg
1slice of bread soften with some milk
1 tsp of Garam Masala powder
salt and black pepper
red chili flakes to taste

 For Curry:
4-5 medium sized potatoes peeled and cubed in 1inch pieces
1 medium onion chopped
1/2 green bell pepper chopped
2 sweet red chilies sliced  (you can substitute more bell pepper for this)
1-2 serrano or jalapeno chilies sliced (seeded if you desire less heat)
12-15 curry leaves
1-2 pandan leaves
1 1inch piece of cinnamon
1 tsp of fenugreek seeds
red chili powder (or cayenne) to taste
1Tbs grated ginger
1Tbs grated garlic
1/2 tsp of turmeric
1-2 Tbs of curry powder
1 large tomato diced
2-3  cups of water
1/2 cup of milk

Mix meatball mixture and make desired size meatballs. Heat 1 Tbs of canola oil in wok and fry meatballs until browned and cooked through.  Remove meatballs from pan and reserve until later.
Next add onions, curry leaves, cinnamon stick, potatoes, chilies, peppers, fenugreek seeds and some salt and saute for a few minutes.  Then add garlic, ginger, red chili powder, turmeric and curry powder. Saute for another  minute.
Finally add chopped fresh tomato and saute for a few minutes with all ingredients.  Add water to boil potatoes. The water will become your gravy use as needed.  If you use too much  water your gravy will not have any flavor.

 Once the potatoes are almost fork tender add the meatballs back into the curry and allow to simmer for a few minutes.  Then add the milk and simmer for another few minutes. Taste for seasoning.  If you need add more curry powder, salt and chili powder to taste. Eat with rice and other curries, fried rice, noodles, roti, naan or bread. Enjoy.

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  1. A comforting and flavourful curry!

  2. I am still on the search for curry leaves. I went into an
    "indian food" market last week thinking I would finally find them and the lady looked at me like I was nuts. I will find them eventually!

  3. Thanks for the visit. I definitely love meatballs all different ways, but have never tried this version. Have bookmarked to try- this meal sounds so good! I also have a hard time finding curry leaves at the Indian market near me- hard to find them fresh.

  4. You are curry and comfort :) I never thought meatball with curry,,looks so flavorful ,this is great recipe to try with chicken or lamb for me !!


  5. MMMmmm....this looks so comforting and delicious! Love the meatballs!

  6. Ramona...this looks incredible! I know you have this passion for meatballs and I really must try one of your recipes one day....but I am not at all good at making meatballs...they just come out too dense and not at all moist! Yikes! But I imagine simmering in this delicious sauce cuddled next to those chunks of potatoes would help that! ;- }

  7. Curry looks so delicious. It would be perfect with naan or rice. Meatballs are a big hit at my house too! I like the addition of potatoes here.

  8. Wat a fabulous curry,i can have it simply with a bowl of rice.

  9. Another exotic and brilliant curry creation my friend :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. This looks like comfort food at it's best.

  11. You've done it again Ramona - this looks fabulous and what a wonderful comfort food meal for me and my bf to try out! I'll have to bookmark it for when we are back at school since there are no good Indian restaurants near us; we've been having some serious curry withdrawal ;)

    ~Jess @ OnSugarMountain

  12. Ohhh Ramona, this reminds me of home and of my mum's meatball and potato curry. She would make it with ground beef. Love your spice combination. Brilliant :-)

  13. Here you go making me hungry for meatballs again!!! Another yummy twist...and so beautiful, too!

  14. Oh heck yes, this is spectacular lady. I am always in awe of your talent Ramona.

  15. This is a meal to be obsessed with!


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