30th May 2024

Meat Ball Curry

Beef Meat Ball Curry

People of all ages will like the juicy meatballs in the smooth gravy. If you have a small party, most will be interested in the beef meat ball curry. You may get praised for the ‘delicious balls’ and get requests to keep the meat ball curry coming. And I’m sure you won’t regret that you made the ‘Bad Word Curry’ !

Serves: 6 Persons

Prep. Time: 20 Mins

Cooking Time: 10 Mins. (active) + 30 Mins. (passive)

For the Meatballs:

  • Fine Beef Mince – 500 gms.
  • Green Chillies (finely chopped) – 2 to 3
  • Corriander Leaves (finely chopped) – ¼ cup
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Garam Masala Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Lime Juice – 1 tsp.
  • Egg – 1 (lightly beaten)
  • Salt – ½ tsp. or to taste

For the Gravy:

  • Onions (finely chopped) – 3
  • Tomatoes (pureed) – 4 medium
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp.
  • Kashmiri Red Chilly Powder – 3 tsp.
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Curry Leaves – 6 to 8
  • Thick Coconut Milk – 200 ml.
  • Lime – ½ or to taste
  • Oil – 3 tbsp.
  • Salt – ½ tsp. or to taste

Step 1:     Heat oil in a vessel. Fry the onions till light golden on medium heat. Add the curry leaves and ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 2 minutes till the raw smell disappears. Next add the powdered masalas and fry for a minute. Also, add 2 tbsp. water if the masalas start sticking to the pan.

Preparation of Meat Ball Curry
Preparation of Meat Ball Curry

Step 2:     Add the tomato puree and cook covered on low heat for 6 to 7 minutes. Stir in between. Add 1 ½ cup water, ½ tsp. salt and let the gravy simmer for 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 3:     While your gravy is simmering, mix all the ingredients for the meat balls and mix well. Make small balls with the mixture. Use adequate pressure so that the mince binds together.

Preparation of Meat Ball Curry
Preparation of Meat Ball Curry

Step 4:     Uncover the gravy and drop in the balls carefully, one at a time. Cook covered on medium heat for 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to low after 3 minutes and cook covered for 20 minutes.

Preparation of Meat Ball Curry

Step 5:     Check for salt. Add the coconut milk and cook uncovered for a further 2 minutes.

Squeeze in half a lime and garnish with corriander and serve with hot rice or chappatis.

Preparation of Meat Ball Curry


  1. This is one of the best curries ; simplified for people like me . Thank you so much ina for bft. My family loved the meat ball curry

      • There are 4 powders used in your picture for the curry but you have mentioned only 3 which is the 4th powder masala. Looks like coriander powder.

        • The fourth powder is also chilly powder. We sometimes add a combination of Kashmiri Chilly Powder and some other spicy chilly powder. This helps up the heat without the gravy turning out too red coloured. You can always play with the ratio of the chilly powders as per your liking.

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