How to make Sicillian Meat Balls -

Almonds and pinenuts make these meat balls rich and delectable.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Mutton Mince, Almonds (आलमंड/बादाम)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Main Course Mutton

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For more recipes related to Sicillian Meat Balls checkout Hyderabadi Keema, Keema Bharta, Lagan Ka Keema, Keema Matar . You can also find more Main Course Mutton recipes like Gode Mutton Dum Kebab (Meatloaf) Andhra Style Mutton Curry Chana Mutton

Sicillian Meat Balls

Sicillian Meat Balls Recipe Card


Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Sicillian Meat Balls Recipe

  • Mutton Mince 250 grams

  • Almonds 15-20

  • Pine nuts(chilgoza) 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic 8-10 cloves

  • Salt to taste

  • Cinnamon powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Egg 1

  • 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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