Pearl Meatball Soup

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Servings 
Serves 4

A gorgeous, flavourful and healthy soup, filled with veggies and dozens of teeny tiny cute little pearl-sized meatballs. Can be had with some croutons/toast OR with some boiled rice thrown into it.

Ingredients for the Meatballs
250 gm
minced beef
1/2 tsp.
garlic paste
1/2 tsp.
ginger paste
1/2 tsp.
salt
1
small onion, chopped fine
1 tsp.
black pepper powder
1 tbsp.
chopped coriander
1/2 tsp.
cumin powder
1
chopped green chilli
1/2
egg, beaten
2 tbsp.
breadcrumbs
Additional Ingredients
2 tbsp.
oil
1
medium potato, cubed
1
medium carrot, cubed
1
small green pepper/capsicum, cubed
1
medium tomato, grated
1/4 tsp.
garlic paste
1/2 tsp.
cumin powder
3-4 cups
of water
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
1-2 tsp.
corn flour mixed with a bit of water to form a paste
2 tbsp.
coriander leaves, chopped roughly
juice of 1 lemon
Instructions 

First, marinate the mince with all the ingredients listed in the first section of the ingredients list for about 30 minutes. When ready to start cooking, shape the meatballs, each no bigger than the tip of your thumb, they should be very small, about 1 inch each. Have them all ready on a plate, then begin making the soup. 

Heat oil in a pan, then add 2 small meatballs into it and crush them into the oil and fry until they are nicely brown (this will flavor the soup) Then add the garlic and the chopped tomatoes. Cook until all the water from the tomato dries, then add the vegetables and stir fry for couple of minutes. Add the salt, black pepper and cumin powder. Cook for a minute then add the water into the pot, stir and cover. Turn the heat down to medium-low.

Once the soup starts simmering, drop the prepared meatballs one by one into the soup. Once all are in, let them simmer in there with the pot partially covered for about 30 minutes. Then add the corn flour paste to thicken the soup very slightly. Cook for another 2-3 minutes and turn off the heat.

Adjust salt and sprinkle the chopped coriander and lemon juice if you want. Serve as is or add some boiled rice into it then serve.


Comments

With the corn flour, is that the same as corn starch?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes, same thing.

I CAN SEE EVEN RICE IN THE SOUP..WHICH U HAVENT MENTIONED

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Shows that you did not read the recipe through to the end. Please read the recipe completely before commenting. :)

Just made the pearl meatball soup and it was sooo nice :)

Thank you for the recipe :)

How many servings does this recipe make?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

It serves 4.