Its amazing how an added spice can change the whole flavor of a simple recipe and even give it an exotic name!
Well…. this recipe is just one of them. An on the spur addition of a spice turned my desi meatballs into a delicacy. These small pop in the mouth meatballs can be served in your parties as a starter or even given to kids as healthy finger foods in place of nuggets which are deep fried.
You can use the meat of your choice. Having such an international following i need to cater to everyone and so i leave the choice of meat up to you.
250 grams of minced meat of your choice, the meat should be very finely minced
2 cloves of garlic, grated using a hand grater
1/2″ pc. ginger grated using a hand grater
3 tablespoons of finely chopped coriander leaves
2 green chillies chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon of dried mint
1/2 teaspoon of red chilli powder or paprika
1/2 teaspoon of home made garam masala (please see my youtube video on how to make a lovely fragrant garam masala)
1 teaspoon of pounded fennel seeds (saunf/aniseeds)
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
salt to taste
3 tablespoons of butter
Marinate the meat with all of the above ingredients except the butter. Let it marinate for a few hours. Shape into small cute rounds. Heat the butter in a non stick pan taking care not to burn and place the meatballs in the pan and cook till browned and cooked through.
Serve hot with a toothpick inserted in each if you want to serve them for a party.