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Sri Lankan beef meatball curry.

How to make Sri Lankan meatball curry.


An easy step-by-step guide to making your own curry meatballs at home.

These are especially good because they have all the Sri Lankan spices and the taste of home.

Now that you have the homemade spicy meatball recipe.

You can now ditch the store-bought canned version of the meatball curry and make it at home. 

Sri Lankan meatball curry, an easy step-by-step guide to making your own curry meatballs at home.

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Utensils and appliances needed.
Knife/chopping board

Large pan to cook the prepared meatballs.

Workflow to make Sri Lankan curry meatballs.

  • Have all the ingredients ready.
  • Before you begin making the meatball curry. you’ll need to make the meatballs.
  • Make the gravy for the meatballs.
  • Add the meatballs to the gravy.
Sri Lankan meatball curry, an easy step-by-step guide to making your own curry meatballs at home.


Can I use premade frozen meatballs to make the meatball curry?

Yes,  if you are short of time use premade frozen meatballs to make the curry.

Can I make the gravy using only coconut milk instead of adding water?

Yes, you can. cooking completely in coconut milk will give you a more creamier and thicker meatball gravy.

Where do I start if I want to make the meatball curry?

I would suggest reading the whole recipe on how to make meatballs.
The whole recipe post. it has all the tips you will need to make the best meatballs.

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Sri Lankan beef meatball curry.

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

15-20 meatballs made using the homemade meatball recipe.

4 tablespoons of oil
A sprig of curry leaves
1 large onion sliced fine
1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
A piece of cinnamon(1-2 inch)
1 tomato chopped
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup coconut milk
Salt to season 

Method

Place a pan over medium heat and pour in the oil.

Add curry leaves, onions, ginger-garlic paste, cinnamon, cook until onions turn translucent over medium heat.
Add tomatoes, turmeric, curry powder, chilli powder, pepper to the tempering and cook for 3-5 minutes.

Once you have a semi-wet spice paste, pour in water and coconut milk together into the pan.
Season the gravy with salt, taste and cover with a lid.

Reduce heat and over low heat slow-simmer for 10-12 minutes.

Once the gravy for the meatball is slightly thick, gently drop the meatballs into the gravy, let them submerge into the gravy. avoid using a spoon to move the meatballs around at this point.


Reduce heat and slow simmer for another 15 minutes or until gravy thickens this will give the meatballs to cook and absorb the flavors of the gravy and the meatballs.

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Sri Lankan meatball curry, an easy step-by-step guide to making your own curry meatballs at home.

Sri Lankan beef meatball curry.

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

HOW TO MAKE SRI LANKAN MEATBALL CURRY.
AN EASY STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO MAKING YOUR OWN CURRY MEATBALLS AT HOME.

Ingredients

  • Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
  • 15-20 meatballs made using the homemade meatball recipe.
  • 4 tablespoons of oil
  • A sprig of curry leaves
  • 1 large onion sliced fine
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • A piece of cinnamon(1-2 inch)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt to season
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

Instructions

  1. Place a pan over medium heat and pour in the oil.
  2. Add curry leaves, onions, ginger-garlic paste, cinnamon, cook until onions turn translucent over medium heat.
  3. Add tomatoes, turmeric, curry powder, chilli powder, pepper to the tempering and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Once you have a semi-wet spice paste, pour in water and coconut milk together into the pan.
  5. Season the gravy with salt, taste and cover with a lid.
  6. Reduce heat and over low heat slow-simmer for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Once the gravy for the meatball is slightly thick, gently drop the meatballs into the gravy, let them submerge into the gravy. avoid using a spoon to move the meatballs around at this point.
  8. Reduce heat and slow simmer for another 15 minutes or until gravy thickens this will give the meatballs to cook and absorb the flavours of the gravy and the meatballs.
  9. serve warm with your favourite rice and curry.

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Shalini

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

Thank you so much for these wonderful recipes! I'm currently living away from home due to school and covid but I really miss my mother's cooking and this meatball curry is exactly like the one she makes!

Thank you so much for allowing me to get a taste of home during these difficult times!

jehan

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

Hi Shalini, thank you for our kind words. glad the recipes are helping you feel just a little closer to home and mom's cooking. Stay safe, stay strong, can be difficult living away from home without family. Much love and regards, J

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