Curried Savory Veggie Neatballs

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

One of my favorites, you can make it as spicy as you like, or not at all.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the"meat" balls, in a large bowl combine the ground meat alternative, 1/4 cup of the tofu, the peanuts, fresh ginger, cilantro, salt, 1/8 tsp.
  2. of the cayenne and 3/4 cup of the chopped onions.
  3. Shape into 1 1/2-inch balls.
  4. Heat 1 Tbsp.
  5. of the oil in a large skillet.
  6. Add the balls and brown on all sides, about 3 minutes.
  7. Remove from the skillet with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  8. To make the curry sauce, heat the remaining 1 Tbsp.
  9. oil in a skillet.
  10. Add the remaining onions and brown lightly.
  11. Add the cinnamon, cardamom, garlic, turmeric, ground ginger, coriander, remaining cayenne and salt to taste and sauté 2 minutes.
  12. Add the tomato and simmer, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  13. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the remaining tofu.
  14. Add enough water to make a thick sauce.
  15. Carefully add the"meat" balls to the sauce and warm over low heat without boiling.
  16. Garnish with the parsley.


Most Helpful

A very rich dish, must say and tasty too with the perfect amount of spices. I made this many many days back and forgot to post the review. I did use 1 1/4 cups of breadcrumbs to bind the ingredients of the neatballs together. Other than that, it was perfect and very tasty with hot rotis and white Basmati rice.

Charishma_Ramchandani November 26, 2002

I loved these, and so did everyone else. I was laughing watching them eat it because nobody at the party likes tofu..hehe never told them it was in the recipe..its our secert. ;-) these went faster then the meatballs someone else brought..*giggle*

Dancer^ July 28, 2002

These were very good, but I could not get them to stay together, so we ended up having a ground "beef" dish with the sauce and served it over basmati rice. I think the suggestion to add breadcrumbs to bind it together is great -- I'll have to try that next time.

koparsons August 30, 2004

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