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!