Indian Turkey Meatballs and Yellow Curry Sauce


I made the most insane dinner on Saturday night. I’ve been experimenting with making different Thai and Indian dishes this past month. But after two failed attempts at tom kha gai and some so-so curry dishes, I finally nailed one. So spicy, so flavorful and so delicious. I had ground turkey I needed to use, but I was craving something with curry – so Indian turkey meatballs were born. I made a yellow curry sauce to simmer the meatballs in and served everything over rice.




IMG_3274My meatballs always turn out as triangles – what’s the secret to making them round?!

Ingredients for the Indian meatballs:

1 large egg
1 t yellow curry powder
1 t cumin
1 T fresh ginger, grated
1 garlic clove, minced
1 T fresh cilantro
Dash of salt and pepper
1 Lb. lean ground turkey
1 T olive oil or coconut oil

Add the first six ingredients to a large bowl. Mix together well with a fork. Add the ground turkey to the egg and spice mixture. Thoroughly mix together with your hands. Form meat into 1.5 inch balls. In a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat. Add meatballs and brown on all sides for a few minutes (they do not need to be cooked through because you’ll add them to the sauce to simmer later). Remove meatballs from skillet and set them aside.

Ingredients for Yellow Curry Sauce:

1 T olive oil or coconut oil
Half of a medium onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 t yellow curry powder
1 t garam masala
1 14 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
1 14 oz. can of lite coconut milk
1 t salt
dash of pepper
Fresh cilantro for serving

In the same skillet you browned the meatballs in, add the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and sautee until soft. Add the garlic, curry powder and garam marsala. Cook until fragrant (about 1 minute). Add the tomatoes, coconut milk, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Add the meatballs to the sauce. Simmer the meatballs in the sauce uncovered for 30 minutes. The sauce should thicken. Serve over rice with fresh cilantro.



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