22 Reviews

I am so glad that I picked this recipe to make for the RSC contest because it is a real winner! I made this dish exactly as instructed and got perfect results and a wonderful meal for two with one serving left over. I actually made this recipe the day before and reheated it with outstanding results! The meat balls are so very tender and the sauce filled with flavor. However, it was very spicy (fine for us) and some people might want to cut down on the cayenne pepper just a bit. I know I will make this again, not only for my family, but as a great dish to serve to company. Congratulations on creating an excellent recipe.

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Geema July 03, 2003

we really enjoyed this recipe. my husband kept raving about how buttery the lamb tasted and couldn't believe that the recipe didn't have butter in it. Unlike Geema, the sauce wasn't quite spicy enough for MY taste so i doubled all the spices. This made it spicy but not too much, my 18 month old ate it. We thought the meatballs would be delicious on a pita with some raita. We served it with rice as directed which was quite good. I also substituted milk for the 1/2 and 1/2 to cut down on the fat, i don't think it affected it much. Thanks for a great recipe!!

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Kimke August 15, 2003

These are just too good for words! We are trying to stay away from beef and this is an excellent choice! I doubled the recipe and served them over rice pilaf with a tzatziki style cucmber salad on the side. the meatballs were tender and flavorful and the sauce is just beyond description...tomatoey,creamy,spicey yet mellow, very comforting. I will be serving this often. Thanks Kelly for creating this scrumptious recipe!

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Michelle S. January 03, 2004

Wow, this recipe is fantastic! I immediately added this to my recipe notebook. I brought these to a party and everyone loved them. Only made a couple minor substitutions: substituted crushed canned tomatoes and used yogurt instead of half and half. Let the sauce cool a bit before adding the yogurt so it doesn't curdle. I served it with white rice. Thank you Kelly for this great recipe! Oh, one more thing: 1/2 lb of lamb is not enough. Quadruple the recipe because everyone will love it and you'll want the leftovers. 2lbs of lamb would serve about 4-5.

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Kooch September 03, 2014

Great recipe! doubled w/o problem. Kept meat seasoning proportionally as written but doubled curry and cayenne in sauce ( quadrupled as I doubled recipe). Absolutely delicious! Served with a scattering of chopped fresh Italian parsley and steamed Super Basmati rice. Will make for company and proudly serve. Seems like a perfect dish to cook up and then throw in the crockpot on "warm" to serve buffet style with rice and a salad and maybe creamed spinach on the side - easy entertaining! Thanks for posting Kelly M.!

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Buster's friend November 15, 2013

Made this for a dinner party and didn't change a thing. They were a hit! The flavor of the sauce and the meatballs is divine.

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jaqi1996 March 15, 2013

I really loved this recipe. Very comforting, very easy for a weeknight meal. I will double the recipe next time though!

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parthree February 07, 2013

This was a winner! We pureed all of the sauce because we like a smooth texture with our curries. The meatballs are so yummy! We ended up eating it with ground turkey instead of lamb because that is what we had, but I can only imagine it is even tastier with the lamb.

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ChelseaW November 27, 2012

Really a great sauce. I doubled the sauce ingredients, used milk instead of 1/2 and 1/2, used Panko for crumbs. Meatballs were good but could have been baked, its the sauce that makes this dish.

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elmill June 15, 2010

Very good. Loved everything about it. The sauce was to die for. I served it over white rice. When I got home my husband told me after he ate his dinner, he put some more of the sauce over his noodles. Again, awesome

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brandidt March 21, 2009
Lamb Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Cream Sauce