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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