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Indian Methi Chicken Meatballs Recipe

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Healthy Chicken Meatballs recipe with Indian Fenugreek

Since cooking is one my many loves, keeping my-self away from writing a recipe was a stupid idea anyways. I knew I will do a post on cooking someday and hopelessly categorizing it as a DIY! For anyone who loves Chicken, Meatballs and Fenugreek (methi in India), this recipe is a perfect Quick side-dish. However you can replace Spinach for Fenugreek in case you dislike methi.

Cooking time: 20-25mins

Serves: 4 people

You Will Need:

  • Chicken mince- 500gms
  • One finely chopped Onion
  • Green chillies -2 finely minced (optional)
  • Refined Oil- 1.5tbsp (or as required for frying)
  • 1 Cup Fenugreek leaves (coarsely chopped)
  • ½ tsf Garam Masala
  • 3 Cloves of garlic- minced
  • Cinnamon stick- 1 Inch
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1-2 Star Anise
  • Bread crumbs- 2tsf
  • ¼ teaspoonful ground Black pepper
  • 5 Cups water
  • Salt to taste

 

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Recipe:

  1. First mix minced chicken with chopped onion, minced green chillies (omit if you can’t stand hotness), garam masala powder, minced garlic, ground black pepper, breadcrumbs and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix and make lemon sized balls by rolling on palms with minimal oil so that they don’t stick. Keep aside.
  2. Now in a separate pan add 1 teaspoon cooking oil, a pinch of salt, Bay Leaf, Star Anise and Cinnamon in 5 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  3. Now drop chicken balls carefully in boiling water and wait till checking fork comes clean out of the ball. (Tip: Once balls are cooked, they will rise automatically and float on atop. Insert a fork in one of the balls for double-checking).
  4. Strain the balls out and discard water (or preserve the water to be used in other dishes as it is a flavourful chicken stock now).
  5. Take another pan and heat cooking refined oil on a medium flame and add garlic mince.
  6. Once garlic gives a mild aroma in about 30 secs, add chopped Fenugreek or Spinach leaves for 5-7mins till the leaves wilt. Don’t higher the flame.
  7. Now add chicken balls and Salt to taste. Cook for 1-2 mins more.
  8. Remove from flame and Serve Hot!

 

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I like to have it with plain Tawa Rotis, plain Paranthas or Steamed Rice.

Tell me How you liked the recipe or Ask questions in the Comments section below.

-Subremesa

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