How to make Chicken Meat Balls in Curried Coconut Sauce -

Spicy chicken mince balls cooked in coconut milk with curry powder and other spices

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken mince (चिकन कीमा), Curry powder (करी पावडर)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Chicken

Chicken Meat Balls in Curried Coconut Sauce

Chicken Meat Balls in Curried Coconut Sauce Recipe Card


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 : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken Meat Balls in Curried Coconut Sauce Recipe

  • Chicken mince 1 cup

  • Curry powder 2 teaspoons

  • Coconut milk 1 cup

  • Onions 1½ medium

  • Oil 1½ teaspoons + 1 tablespoon + to shallow fry

  • Fresh red chilli 1

  • Garlic chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Celery chopped 1½ teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • White bread slices 3

  • Milk ½ cup

  • Cumin seeds ½ teaspoons

  • Ginger sliced 1 inch

  • Chicken stock 1½ cups

  • Scraped coconut for garnishing


Step 1

Finely chop onions.

Step 2

Heat 1½ teaspoons oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 3

Finely chop fresh red chilli.

Step 4

Add chopped onion to the pan alongwith garlic, celery and chopped red chilli, mix and saute for 1-2 minutes or till onion turns translucent.

Step 5

Take chicken mince in a bowl. Add salt, crushed peppercorns and sautéed vegetables ad mix well.

Step 6

Discard edges of bread slices and place in another bowl. Add milk and soak them well.

Step 7

Add soaked bread slices to chicken mince mixture and mix well. Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into small balls.

Step 8

Heat some oil in a non-stick pan. Shallow-fry the chicken meat balls till evenly golden and fully cooked. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 9

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in another non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds, curry powder and saute on low heat.

Step 10

Add ginger, chicken stock and stir to mix. Bring to a boil.

Step 11

Add coconut milk and stir to mix. Simmer for 2 minutes.

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