Beef Meatball Curry

Beef Meatball Curry

This is my second best dish of beef mince I am posting here today. Beef meatball curry recipe has a delicious creamy texture with a sweet taste. Since I used thick sour yogurt it was slightly sour which enhanced the flavor with other combination of spices. Adding yogurt can also reduce the heat of the dish, hence you can adjust the addition of yogurt. It can be served with rice, used as a dip with bread or as a side dish.


Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes


Minced Beef – 250 g

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Stew powder – 2 tbsp

Coriander powder – 2 tbsp

Ginger-Garlic paste – 1/2 tbsp

Red chili powder – 1 tbsp

Thick Yogurt – 5 tbsp, lightly whisk using a spoon before adding 

Coriander leaves for garnish 

For paste:

Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp

Onions – 1 medium, roughly chopped

Green chilies – 1

Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp (optional if your adding later as a powder)

Red dried chilies – 2

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Thick Yogurt – 1 tbsp

Water – 1 cup

For the meat balls:

Onions – 1 small, chopped finely

Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tbsp

Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp

Red chili powder – 1 tbsp

Stew powder – 1 tsp

Eggs – 1 

Thick Yogurt – 1 tbsp

Gram flour – 1 tbsp

Salt – 1/2 tsp



1. To the mince meat, add the ingredients mentioned under meat balls. Mix well with a spoon and set aside for 20 – 30 minutes. Make round balls of 4-5 cm diameter. Reserve for later.

onions chopped

Finely chopped Onions

meat ball ingredients

Meat balls

Beef balls

2. Heat 1 tbsp ghee on medium. Add the fenugreek seeds and onions (mentioned under paste). Fry for 3-4 minutes or until the onions are slightly brown. Let it cool.

Onions, fenugreek seeds

3. In a blender add little water, the fried mixture, red chili, green chili, yogurt, turmeric powder.

curry paste, blender

4. Using a deep sauce pan heat 2 tbsp ghee. Add the paste from the blender and fry for 1 minute. Add the reserved paste along with the water. 


5. Add cumin seeds, stew powder, ginger-garlic, red chili powder, 1/2 tsp salt, coriander powder, whisked yogurt. Add more water if necessary (curry must be thick). Mix well. Leave it on medium heat to boil.

curry paste

6. Add the meat balls one by one. Cover and cook to boil. Keep it on low to cook for another 5 minutes. 

beef meat ball

Garnish with coriander leaves before serving. 

Beef Meatball Curry





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