How to make Saucy Meat Balls -

Spicy chicken mince balls shallow-fried and further cooked in tomato gravy flavoured with dried herbs.

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chicken mince (चिकन कीमा), Tomato puree (टमाटर /टोमाटो प्यूरी )

Cuisine : Greek

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Saucy Meat Balls

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Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Saucy Meat Balls Recipe

  • Chicken mince 400 grams

  • Tomato puree 1½ cups

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 6-8

  • Onion sliced 1 large

  • Red bell pepper roughly chopped 1 small

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons + for shallow frying

  • White wine ¼ cup

  • Fresh basil leaves chopped 2-3

  • Sugar ½ teaspoon

  • Cinnamon powder a pinch

  • Dried oregano ½ teaspoon

  • Dried thyme ½ teaspoon

  • Dried parsley ½ teaspoon

  • Garlic Powder ½ teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Heat the butter in a non-stick pan. Add half the garlic, onion and red bell pepper and sauté till the onions turn soft.

Step 2

Remove from heat, cool and place in a blender jar. Add the salt, crushed peppercorns and chicken mince and blend to a fine paste.

Step 3

Divide the mixture into twelve equal small portions and shape them into balls.

Step 4

Heat some oil in a non-stick pan. Add the meat balls and shallow-fry till golden. Drain on an absorbent paper.

Step 5

Heat two tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan. Add the remaining garlic and sauté till golden.

Step 6

Add the tomato puree and sauté till the oil separates. Add the wine, basil leaves and mix well. Add the sugar, salt, cinnamon powder, oregano, thyme, parsley and garlic powder and mix well.

Step 7

Add two cups water, stir to mix and cook till the mixture thickens. Add the meatballs and simmer for four to five minutes.

Step 8

Serve hot.

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