Spicy Meatballs (Sri Lankan)

Recipe by Kali Grinter
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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 5
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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