Indian Curry Meatballs & Giveaway


I have been kind of obsessed with Indian food lately.  I love the traditional dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala, but I also love spicing up traditional foods to make them have more Indian flavor.  Take these Curried Pretzels and Indian Spiced Nuts for example.  Simple, easy snacks that both got an Indian makeover.  Amazingly enough, my super picky 7-year-old loves Indian flavors as well.  Those nuts, are one of his favorite snacks; so I decided it was time to spice up some meatballs.

I love a really good tender meatball.  It can have barbeque sauce, marinara, or the famous glazed (with jelly) meatball.  I am not too picky, I just love a good meatball.  The opening weekend of football season my husband requested we have snacks and appetizers to watch the games with.  I made a couple of his favorite dips, but I needed something that was actually going to fill us up.  And something that my 7-year-old would eat.  Guacamole just isn’t his thing.  Enter meatballs.

I also made a spiced yogurt sauce to dip them in, and it was perfect together.  The meatballs were very tender, and super moist.  They were also full of so much flavor from the curry and garam masala.  I am having visions of making a curry sauce and serving these over rice next time…yum!  These would work great sitting in the crock pot for a party.  They are flavorful twist on the traditional.

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Indian Curry Meatballs & Giveaway

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Indian Curry Meatballs - an easy chicken meatball with all the flavors of Indian food. Plus a yogurt dipping sauce to go with it.

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/4 small onion, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs, or plain bread crumbs
  • Yogurt Dipping Sauce
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients. Mix until everything is well combined. Form into balls about the size of a golf ball. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until fully cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile combine all of the ingredients for the yogurt dipping sauce. Mix until everything is well blended.
  4. Serve meatballs with the yogurt sauce on the side for dipping.


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