Fried Meatballs

Servings : Servings 6-8

Bite-sized fried meatballs on a bed of lettuce. A fun snack or appetiser for when you have friends over on the weekend!


  • 500gm beef mince
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 medium onions, grated
  • 2 slices bread, shredded into fine crumbs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin powder or garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • juice of half lemon
  • small bunch finely chopped coriander
  • 1-2 green chillies, chopped (optional)


Mix all the ingredients until well incorporated. Cover in a bowl and refrigerate for about an hour or up to overnight. Fry one small meatball to taste and adjust salt/spice and consistency if needed. If the mixture is too soft or breaks in the oil add some breadcrumbs. If too dry add a bit of beaten egg or yoghurt.

Shape all the remaining mixture into small bite sized meatballs, If possible refrigerate them on a tray (cover with cling film) for 20 minutes so they retain their shape when frying. Then deep fry for about 3 minutes or until brown and cooked through. Drain on tissues and serve with a dip!


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