We love meatballs, of any kind, and this was made on a whim. Tasty and satisfying! Plus I have found using Yogurt cheese really adds another wonderful dimension to foods. I may have mentioned previously that I have been dripping my yogurt for 48 hours…really makes a difference. It really becomes more like cream cheese the longer it drips – so versatile for many recipes.
1/2 of a roughly chopped onion
1 large smashed garlic clove
a one inch slice of ginger, 1/8 of an inch thick
handful of Cilantro
1 lb. of ground Beef
1 small egg
1 rounded tsp. Curry Powder (I use Cartwrights)
1/2 of a sliced onion
1 1/2 cups of yogurt cheese
1 tsp. Cumin
1 Tsp. Curry Powder
salt and pepper to taste
I used a food processor to blitz the onion, garlic, cilantro and ginger.
Add to the ground beef, mixing in the salt and curry powder. Shape into 1 – 1 1/2 inch balls and fry in a pan with melted butter, medium heat. Brown on all sides,about 6 minutes per side, then set aside onto a plate.
To the pan add the sliced onions, and sauteing to caramelize, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle in the Cumin and Curry, sauteing about 1 minute. Then add in the yogurt, scraping up any brown bits, return the meatballs to the pan, and lower the heat to a simmer. Continue simmering another 15 – 20 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through. Serve over rice with steamed vegetables.