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Sicillian Meat Balls  Recipe

Almonds and pinenuts make these meat balls rich and delectable.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Sicillian Meat Balls

Main Ingredients

Mutton mince (keema) , Almonds




Main Course_Mutton

Level Of Cooking



2650 kcal


128.6 gm


107.4 gm


241.2 gm


  • Mutton mince (keema)
    250 grams
  • Almonds
  • Pine nuts(chilgoza)
    2 tablespoons
  • Garlic
    8-10 cloves
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Cinnamon powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Egg
  • Parmesan cheese shavings
    100 grams
  • Raisins
    2 tablespoons
  • Bread crumbs
    1/2 cup
  • Milk
    2 tablespoons
  • Oil
    4 tablespoons
  • Arrabiata sauce (190 gms each)
    2 bottles


Step 1

Put almonds, pinenuts and garlic cloves in a chopper. Add minced mutton, salt and cinnamon powder and process till well blended.

Step 2

Break egg and add and process for some more time. Add parmesan cheese and continue to process. Add raisins and process some more.

Step 3

Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl, add milk and mix well. Add mince mixture and mix well. Keep this mixture in the refrigerator for about ½ hour.

Step 4

Heat oil in a non stick pan. Dampen your hands, and divide the mince mixture into equal portion. Shape each portion into lemon sized balls and put them in the pan. Cook on high heat, turning sides, for 3-4 minutes.

Step 5

Lower heat, cover and cook. When the meat balls are half done, add arabiata sauce mix gently. Cover and cook, on medium heat, for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve hot.

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