Spicy Meatballs (Sri Lankan)

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Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

Very very tasty meat balls to serve with steamed rice. This is my own recipe and one of my husband's favourite.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. ---------SAUCE-------.
  2. Heat oil in a sauce pan.
  3. Add mustard seeds and fenugreek.
  4. When they are brown, add chopped onion.
  5. Reduce heat, and fry onion till they are transparent.
  6. Add garlic and fry on very low heat for about 5 minutes.
  7. It is very important to fry garlic on VERY low heat.
  8. Add chillie powder and curry powder.
  9. Stir and cook about 1 minute.
  10. Add chopped tomatoes and cook on high heat for another 2 minutes.
  11. Add can of diced tomatoes, tomatoe paste and tomato ketchup.
  12. Put soup cube and adjust salt.
  13. Sprinkle sugar on top.
  14. Cover and SLOW cook till meat balls are ready.
  15. ------METHODMEAT BALLS------------.
  16. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients using your hand.
  17. Break and mix the egg.
  18. Squeeze milk out of the slice of bread and mix with the meat mixture.
  19. Make lime size balls and fry all sides on low heat for about 15-20 minutes.
  20. When frying it is important to use a non-stick frying pan.
  21. Fry them till they are medium brown on all sides.
  22. Add one by one to the sauce mixture, using a slotted spoon.
  23. Cover and SLOW cook for about 30 minutes[longer the better].
  24. These meat balls are very good if you serve over steamed rice.
  25. If you serve on bed of spaghetti, the sauce should be bit thinner.
  26. To adjust the sauce for spaghetti add 1 cup of boiling water to the sauce.
  27. Do this just after adding meat balls.
  28. Check for salt.
  29. Cover and SLOW cook for about 30 minutes[longer the better].
Most Helpful

5 5

This is a thoroughly enjoyable recipe. Excellent aromatic taste. We tried it without the pork and without the ketchup. The garlic was increased. I appreciate the pointers included in the steps with the explanations. This is going to be a repeat meal in our family.

5 5

We really enjoyed these meatballs, and will definately be using this recipe again. I did make I change and that was the garlic I only used 2 cloves in the sauce and the meat balls, they tastes great. Thanks for posting.