26 July 2011

Meatballs In Spicy Sauce

Album 'Solid Gold Hits' Beastie Boys 2005

Serves 2

250g minced lamb
half tsp turmeric
half tsp garam masala
half tsp chilli powder
pinch of Maldon sea salt
black pepper
1 egg

Combine all the above in a bowl and using your hands roll into little balls.
Put in the fridge for about 20 minutes to firm up.

Hot Sauce:

1 can  organic chopped tomatoes, or chop 5 medium tomatoes
1 garlic clove crushed and chopped
1cm ginger finely chopped
3 cloves
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp turmeric
few drops of Tabasco
half tsp dried chilli flakes
1 tbsp Vegetable oil

Fry the powders, garlic, ginger in the vegetable oil until your kitchen smells.

You can't hide the smell of Indian food, just open as many windows and shut the doors if you want.
Personally I love the smell clinging on the house....for a little while!

Add the can of tomatoes, and chilli spices.

Leave on a low heat and place the meatballs in the sauce.

If you want a rich thick sauce don't add any extra water.

So just leave this to simmer for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile make your rice.

This dish is worth the wait.