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Meatballs in Coconut Gravy


Meatballs in Coconut Gravy



I know I have been MIA. The Eid hangover is for real. After all those heavy dose of calories I wanted a break from cooking and posting lol. I simply wanted to make th most of the Eid holidays by pampering myself.

Now back on track and here to reveal my low carb high fat recipe - Meatballs in coconut milk gravy. You might wonder about the combination, well this is one great recipe that I love sooooo much. The flavors are on point when the addition of coconut milk comes. I love how coconut milk actually can bring out better flavors when it comes to meat.

The first time I tried this experiment, I wasn't quite sure if everyone here would like the flavors of meatballs in coconut milk. To my surprise, the dish including the pan used to cook it was wiped clean, like seriously it's that good. Do you know why? When the juices from the fried meatballs starts blending with the fragrant coconut milk, it just tastes fabulous. Like no word can justify the flavors. It is so simple to make, and you can thank me later.

This was prepared as an experiment for the hubster as he is on keto, when I remembered how fascinated I was when I watched some meatball recipe in coconut milk by some star celebrity. So this is my take on those faint ideas and memory that I had acquired. 

If you are not in keto, feel free to add in bread crumbs to the meat ball mixture so that it holds its shape when you fry them. 
The flavors of ginger, garlic and celery infuses in the coconut milk to make it fragrant, fresh and delicious. 

Drooling already? Without further a do let's get started! 

Ingredients :


For the Meatballs:

  • 500 gms Minced meat 
  • 1 Medium Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic pods, minced
  • A few celery leaves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes 
  • Salt and pepper as required 
  • Olive oil for shallow frying


For the Coconut gravy:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, if needed
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped finely 
  • 2" 2 stick of celery, finely chopped 
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk
  • A pinch of Turmeric 
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt, if required 

Instructions :

  1. In a thick bottom pan, pour some olive oil and add in your onions and Sautee well. 
  2. Once translucent, add in your minced galric and celery leaves and Sautee for about 30 seconds. 
  3. Now into your washed and drained minced meat, add in your sauteed onion mix, crack in an egg and add your red chilli flakes, pepper and salt. 
  4. In the same pan, pour olive oil to shallow fry the meatballs.
  5. Now with the help of your hand, shape them into balls and shallow fry them clock wise so that you know which one to turn first. *
  6. Fry on medium for around 8-10 minutes, turning until all sides have cooked well. 
  7. Set the meatballs aside, into the same pan add your Coriander seeds, ginger, finelu chopped celery and red chilli flakes. Sautee well and once fragrant, add in your chicken stock and your coconut milk. Adjust seasoning if required. 
  8. Simmer for around 10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the juices of the flavors has blended well in the gravy and the meatballs are cooked well. 
  9. Finely add in your lemon juice and done! The easiest meatball recipe with delicious flavorful gravy is now ready! Serve hot. 


Notes:
  • Celery is completely optional, if you do not like the taste of it you may omit it.
  • Chicken broth will already have salt in it, so add salt in the gravy only if required.
  • You may double the quantities if you want more gravy.
  • Chop onion fine y for the meatballs, the finer the better.
  • You may use breadcrumbs in your meatballs if you want the meatballs to hold its shape.

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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