mearl223 On November - 22 - 2009

Tomato Meatball Stew

Meatballs in a healthy vegetable stew with a tangy-peppery taste that hits the soul!



PrepTime 20mins – CookTime 20mins – Serves 5





Ingredients :

For the meatballs:

1/2kg or 1lb minced meat/chicken
1 tsp garlic-ginger paste
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 tsp each of haldi/turmeric pwd, garam masala (all spice) pwd n coriander pwd
1 finely chopped green chili or 1/2 tsp red chili pwd
optional 1 tsp vinegar
1 medium onion – finely chopped/ minced

For the stew:

2 large chopped onions
2-3 red dried chilies
1 half-inch cinnamon stick
3 large ripe tomatoes – chopped
salt to taste
1/2 tsp pepper pwd
1/2 tsp cumin pwd
1-2 cups cubed potatoes & carrots plus cauliflower florets

Cooking Instructions:

1. For the meatballs, mix the 1st 7 ingredients above and make 1″ meat balls with the mixture – pressing tightly in your palm n then shaping. Set aside.

2. For the stew, heat 2tbsp oil on a pressure cooker & fry the remaining ingredients in the order listed, frying well after adding each item.

3. Cook till tomatoes soften, then put in the meatballs, vegetables & add water enough to just about cover the meatballs.

4. Close and cook for 1 whistle (high flame) in the pressure cooker or until the meat is cooked.

5. Serve with bread, croutons or rice.



Tip: This stew can also work as a base for a gravy of your choice – a tomato and cream based buttery gravy (makhni) or one with coconut milk, etc..

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