Bombay Turkey Meatballs
This recipe came from a book called "The Meatball Cookbook Bible", slightly modified to suit our tastes. These different and delicious curry-flavored meatballs are a real treat!
- Ready In:
- 2⁄3 cup plain nonfat yogurt
- 1⁄4 cup pine nuts
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 slices white bread
- 1⁄2 cup dried apricot
- 2 springs parsley
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground turkey breast
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 medium tomatoes
- salt and pepper
- cooking spray
- Place the yogurt in a strainer and place it over a medium bowl. Shake a few times, then let sit for 30 minutes. Pour the liquid out of the bowl; put the remaining yogurt into the bowl and set aside.
- Mince the garlic. Chop the apricots, parsley, and tomato. Break the bread into small pieces.
- Toast the pine nuts in a small skillet over medium heat; remove from the skillet. Add the oil and heat over medium high heat; saute the garlic for several minutes until soft.
- Whisk egg and milk in a mixing bowl. Add the bread, apricots, parsley, and curry powder. Mix well.
- Add the garlic (with oil), pine nuts, and turkey to the mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Shape mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls.
- Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Arrange meatballs on pan and spray tops of meatballs with cooking spray.
- Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
- Combine the cumin with the yogurt in a small bowl and whisk until combined. Fold in chopped tomato.
- Serve the meatballs with the yogurt sauce.
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We really enjoyed these meatballs with the curry and apricots. I made the dipping sauce, but we preferred them just as they were. The sauce was good, but I was concerned that it would overpower the meatballs. Either way -- they make a really enjoyable meal. Served them with some Tandoori Sweet Potatoes. Made for a great Indian-inspired meal tonight. Made for PRMR, January, 2013.
Wonderful blend of flavors and I loved the texture of the pine nuts and apricots. Nice hint of curry without being overpowering and they went beautifully along with the cumin yoghurt and a light salad. The only thing I changed is that my oven puts out a lot of heat from the top that tends to burn at high temperatures, so I cooked at 180C / 350F for 30 minutes which worked out well.