Curried Meatballs

Curried meatballs are really delicious. They're almost exotic tasting, whilst still offering good supper time comfort-food-value; and they're fab served with either fries or flatbread (which makes them super flexible too). Within the context of getting healthy and lowering your cholesterol, lamb is definitely not the leanest choice of meat; but I maintain that as long as you only eat red meat a couple of times a month, it can play a great role in a healthy diet. Before I start sounding too tedious, did I mention how good these meatballs are with curry sauce or kebab shop pickle?!


  • 500g Lean Lamb Mince
  • 200g Lean Beef Mince
  • 5 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Red Chilli
  • Half an Onion
  • Large Handful Fresh Coriander / Chervil
  • 1.5 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1.5 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • Salt and Pepper

Get your butcher to mince super lean and healthy meat.  This can make a huge different in terms of how healthy your meatballs actually are – and who wants to eat lots of fat anyway?!

If you don’t shop at a butcher – buy lean meat, cut any fat off it and whizz it into mince in a food processor

Put the Lamb and Beef Mince in a bowl with all your other ingredients – the crushed cloves of Garlic (use as much as you like – I prefer them really garlicky), some very finely chopped Red Chilli, a large handful of (again finely) chopped Coriander and Chervil, some ground Cumin, Coriander and Garam Masala.  Add some Salt and lots of Pepper and mix all this up with your hands

Shape into lots of tiny little Meatballs… You could make less, but they don’t have as much ‘edge’ if that makes sense?!

Place all your healthy Meatballs onto a tray lined with greaseproof paper

Cook at 200˚c for 15 – 20 minutes or until cooked through and lovely and brown on the outside

Serve with some fresh Coriander and maybe some Curry Wurz Sauce; they’re good with Healthy Fries or Flatbread, and taste great the next day too

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