Thursday, January 19, 2012

Kolhapuri meat ball curry

Minced meat balls are my family's Favorite sunday dish.Whenever i prepare this dish i make sure to fry some to have it like a snack which really tastes awesome .I had this meat ball curry for the first time at my hubby's friend's place in Pune.It was just superb as they prepared it in a traditional  way  using Silbatta(stone grinder).In kolhapur  people prepare very tasty  fried meat balls and meat ball curries which is quite spicy or zanjanith

Ingredients for the meat balls:-

Mutton mince-1/2kg(makes upto 30balls)
red chilly-10
Garam masala-1tbsp
green chilly-2
coriander leaves-1/2cup
coriander seed-2tsp
onion-1(finely chopped)
salt to taste.

  • Mix all the ingredients and mix it well in a food processor or in a mixer grinder using meat mincing take it out and add besan and salt to taste.Mix it well.Now start making meat balls, make small lemon sized balls.Do not add any water while grinding.Just apply some oil to your palm while making the balls so it won't stick .You can add little besan or jowari flour as a binding agent.
Note:-  you can deep fry these balls and serve it as a snack

Ingredients for the gravy:-
Dry coconut(copra) -1/2(grated)
onion-4 sliced
chilly powder-1tbsp ( i have used kashmiri chilly powder)
Garam masala or Goda Masala.-2-3tsp
ginger-1inch piece
cinnamon-1small piece
coriander leaves for garnishing.

  • Prepare brown onion paste.For that you need to fry onion till dark brown and grind to smooth paste.
  • Dry roast coconut till it turns to light brown color .
  •  Grind roasted coconut ,tomatoes,ginger,garlic ,cloves,cinnamon,cardamom to smooth paste.
  • Heat 2tbsp of oil in a big sauce pan on a low flame.add chilly powder followed by the ground masala and the  brown onion paste ,saute till the oil comes on top.
  • Add  Goda Masala..a Maharashtrian masala or Garam masala and 3 cups of water and brind to boil.
  • Now drop minced balls one by one.
  • It will float on top of the gravy after few mins.
  • cook on a low flame for at least 20 min.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.Serve hot with roti or Bhakri

Note: Use Goda Masala..a Maharashtrian masala to get authentic kolhapuri taste and flavour for you meat ball curry.


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