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| Servings: 15 - 20 portions


These delicious, middle-eastern style spicy meatballs are boldly flavoured with garlic, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper.

  • 250 g minced beef
  • 250 g minced pork
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed or chopped
  • 2 teaspoons mild or medium curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 slices bread, crusts removed, soaked in water and water squeezed out.
  • cake flour for dusting
  • oil for frying

Put the mince into a mixing bowl.
Add the onions, garlic, curry powder, cumin, garam masala, paprika and cayenne pepper, salt and coriander; then mix well.
Add the beaten egg and bread and mix again.
Divide the meat mixture into 15 – 20 even sized pieces and shape into balls.
Dust with flour and refrigerate at least half an hour.
Heat the oil in the frying pan over a medium heat and add the meatballs using a spoon.
Cook them on all sides, turning until golden brown and done.
Remove from the pan and drain on paper towel.
Allow to cool slightly and serve with a fresh, crisp green salad, some pitta bread and tomato salsa.

Recipe and photo: Elize de Kock

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