Today’s dish curry is Associate in Nursing classic Anglo Indian food formula that I learnt from my friend’s mother a few years past.
Vizag contains a massive Anglo Indian community and their contribution to our instructional establishments is important. several Anglo Indians lecturers tutored American state throughout my initial faculty going years and even have few shut friends. one among my Anglo Indian friend’s mother was a garment worker par excellence United Nations agency sewn the foremost elegant evening robes and dresses. i used to be lucky to own got a couple of dresses seamed by her throughout my faculty days. She might provide most of the far-famed fashion designers a run their cash. 🙂
Anglo Indians area unit a vigorous ton, packed with fun and cheer with a love permanently food. I cannot forget their Christmas Eve gala spreads with mouth watering delicacies including pudding, plum cake, hand-crafted wine, kalkals, cookies, marchpane and baked casseroles and lots of more.
Ages ago, I relished Meat ball curry with saffron flavored coconut rice as part of a festive meal at a very dear friend’s home. A simple Mutton Kheema recipe with minimal spices yet so flavorful. With the Christmas season upon us, I thought its the best time to post Meatballs curry recipe. Meatballs aka koftas, are minced meat balls flavored with green chilies and coriander, that are slow cooked in a spiced gravy. The meatballs are tender, moist, and flavorful in a perfectly spiced tomato based curry. The meatball curry is usually served with aromatic coconut rice. A perfect meal on a cold winter day!
Preparing coconut rice is simple. Heat 1 1/2 tbsps of butter or ghee in a cooking vessel, add 2 cloves, 2 cardamoms, an inch of cinnamon stick and allow to crackle. Add 2 cups of rice and saute on low flame for 2 mts. Add 3 cups of thick coconut milk, 1 cup of water, salt and 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder or 4 to 5 strands of saffron and mix. Bring to a boil. Reduce flame and place lid. Cook till the rice is done.
Anglo Indian Meatball Curry Recipe
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 45 min
Main Ingredients: mutton kheema
- Onions – 2, large, finely chopped
- Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
- Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
- Red chili powder – 1 1/2 tsps
- Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
- Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
- Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
- Curry leaves – 1 sprig
- Tomato puree – 1 cup
- Coconut milk – 1/2 cup
- Salt to taste
- Cooking oil – 3 tbsps
- Coriander leaves – 2 tbsps, finely chopped
- For the Meatballs:
- Mutton Kheema – 1/2 kg, finely minced meat
- Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
- Green chilies – 2, finely chopped
- Coriander leaves – 4 tbsps, finely chopped
- Salt – 1/2 tsp
In a bowl, add the thoroughly washed and drained mutton kheema/minced meat. Add garam masala powder, salt, chopped green chilies and coriander leaves and mix well. Make small balls and keep aside.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add curry leaves and chopped onions and saute for 4 mts on low to medium flame. Once the onions turn transparent, add the ginger garlic paste and saute for 3 mts.
Add red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and turmeric powder. Mix. Add tomato puree and cook on low to medium flame for 7 mts or till the oil separates.
Add salt to taste and garam masala powder and mix. Add 1 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Allow to simmer for 6-7 mts.
Drop the minced meat balls carefully, one at a time, into the gravy and allow to cook on medium flame for 3 mts. Reduce flame, place lid and cook for 20 mts.
Add coconut milk and cook for 2 mts and turn off heat.
Serve warm with coconut rice.
Mutton mince works best. You can use minced chicken or beef (as many Anglo Indians use) in place of mutton mince.
If you do not have coconut milk, add 2 tbsps of coconut paste at the time of cooking the tomato puree.
Fresh coriander leaves gives a good flavor, so do not omit it.
Add more water for a thinner consistency gravy/curry.
While preparing coconut rice, you can add a slit green chili at the time of crackling the whole spices.
Meatball curry, a mutton kheema recipe cooked in Indian spices, is classic Anglo Indian food served with coconut rice. Makes for a special weekend lunch!