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    Granny's Malaysian Meatball Curry

    Granny's Malaysian Meatball Curry. Photo by awalde

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    Total Time:

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    55 mins

    15 mins

    40 mins

    Daydream's Note:

    A very tasty meatball curry which my family enjoyed. I really like how you don't need to brown the meatballs before adding them to the gravy - so quick and easy. You can use store-bought Malaysian Curry Powder, or make your own (which is more fun to do if you have the time). I served this with rice and stir-fried vegetables.

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    1. 1
      Prepare all ingredients before commencing to cook.
    2. 2
      In a medium-large bowl, combine the beef, breadcrumbs, egg, chopped spring onion and cilantro, with salt and pepper to taste, and place to one side.
    3. 3
      Grind onion, garlic and ginger to a paste with a stick blender or in a small food processor.
    4. 4
      In a small bowl, combine Malaysian curry powder, chili powder, ground cloves and a little water, to make a paste.
    5. 5
      Heat the oil over a medium-high flame in a wok, add onion paste, and stir-fry for about 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Add the curry paste, star anise, cloves, curry leaves, reduce heat to medium, and stir fry until quite toasted and the oil starts to ooze out: this can take 5 – 10 minutes, but be careful not to burn.
    7. 7
      Add coconut milk and bring slowly to the boil.
    8. 8
      While curry liquid is boiling start making and dropping in bite sized meatballs - stop occasionally and stir gently.
    9. 9
      When all meatballs have been added, add tomato paste and salt to taste.
    10. 10
      Simmer, covered, on medium heat for 10 minutes, adding a little extra water as necessary.
    11. 11
      Add potato and simmer uncovered for another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, again adding a little water if necessary.
    12. 12
      Serve with bread, roti chani, roti jala or steamed rice.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 06, 2011


      How nice, how good was your curry. I hope you will get more reviews.
      I used masaman curry, this kind of curry fits perfect with recipe. The star anise was great change to the usual curries!
      Thanks a lot for this recipe

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    • on September 22, 2008


      Not bad. used lean ground sirloin which did not hold up well to the meatball form, but this still came out as a great beef curry. I also excluded the anise and substituted 2 bay leaves for the curry leaves. Definitely makes more than 4 servings..closer to 6.

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    Nutritional Facts for Granny's Malaysian Meatball Curry

    Serving Size: 1 (458 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 839.5
    Calories from Fat 414
    Total Fat 46.1 g
    Saturated Fat 21.7 g
    Cholesterol 142.8 mg
    Sodium 298.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 73.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
    Sugars 43.0 g
    Protein 33.8 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fresh ginger

    star anise

    curry leaves

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