A Great Recipe for Meatballs in Curry


Although we connect meatballs and curry with Halloween, this tasty food can still be prepared at any time of the year and for any occasion. Maybe, you are wondering how you can prepare meatballs in curry. You will love doing this with the whole family or better yet, you can surprise them.

Here is how to:

For those who love meat, you are going to love this recipe to bits. My recipe for meatballs in curry might seem like a normal meatball recipe, but its secret is in the sauce. These meatballs are not ordinary. They are drowned in curry that spices them up just right to make them an exotic and fun meal. This recipe applies to different types of meat including beef, goat meat, chicken, and pork.

Before starting your preparation, make sure you have all the required ingredients in the right place. You need to have ingredients for both meatballs and curry.

Collect these ingredients


500g minced beef
One tablespoon minced fresh ginger
Two tablespoons fresh cilantro (minced)
One green Serrano chili (minced)
Kosher salt

Ingredients for the curry:

Three tablespoons canola oil or coconut oil
Half a teaspoon mustard seeds (black or brown)
One cup thinly sliced shallots
Five cloves of garlic (minced)
One ginger (peeled and minced)
One tablespoon ground coriander
One teaspoon ground cumin
Two tomatoes (finely diced)
Half a teaspoon pepper
One cup full-fat coconut milk
Kosher salt
Two tablespoons fresh cilantro (minced)
One tablespoon limejuice


You first need to prepare the meatballs.

Mix the minced beef, cilantro, chili, salt, and ginger in a large-sized bowl. Use your hands to combine the mixture; do not make it tough. To avoid sticking, make sure your hands are clean and wet. Divide the mixture into four and from each quarter make four balls. To get a smooth ball, roll each portion between your palms. Repeat the same for the sixteen balls. The balls can also be rolled into tablespoon-sized balls.

Preparing the curry

Heat the coconut oil over a medium-high heat using a large-sized skillet until it is nearly smoking. In the heated oil add the mustard seeds and cover the pan with a lid to prevent the seeds from popping out.
Add ginger, garlic, and shallots immediately the spluttering reduces and cook them until they are golden brown.

Add the cumin, pepper, and ground coriander in the browned mixture stirring it very well. Then let it cook for half a minute. Add the tomatoes and cook for about five minutes until they are soft.
Pour half a cup of water, coconut milk, and a little salt and leave it to boil. When it is well boiled, simmer and pour in the meatballs. For 15 to 20 minutes, simmer until the meatballs are well cooked.
To finalize your cooking, add limejuice and cilantro into the curry shaking the pan gently to mix it well.
Add seasoning to taste.

Important points to note

To save time when cooking meatballs in curry, you can prepare the curry in advance and just wait to drop in the browned meatballs. Five minutes before serving, you can also add some greens to the dish. Serve your meatballs in your curry sauce with chapatti, spaghetti, rice, or Indian bread. More great meatballs and curry variations you can find at Femina's website (also known by the Danes as boller i karry opskrifter Femina).