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Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt Recipe

Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Beef & Lamb, Easy Recipes
Cuisine Asian, China
Servings 3
Calories 202.1 kcal


  • 1 lb lean ground lamb
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 small onion, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint
  • l oz breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tbsps oil
  • Small pinch of salmon strands, or 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tbsps boiling water
  • 5 tbsps natural yogurt
  • Fresh Chinese parsley (cilantro) or mint to garnish


  • #A refreshing recipe which will have everyone asking for more.# In a bowl, mix together ground lamb, garlic, onion, chili powder, garam masala, mint and breadcrumbs.
  • Add lightly beaten egg to bind ingredients together. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Wet hands. Take a teaspoon of mixture, and roll between palms, forming small balls.
  • Heat wok and add oil. Add meatballs, shake wok to make meatballs roll around, and fry until browned well all over.
  • Add saffron or turmeric to 2 tbsps boiling water. Leave for 5 minutes.
  • Add water to yogurt, and stir in until evenly mixed. Reheat meatballs and serve on yogurt.
  • Garnish with mint or fresh cilantro. Serve with rice. #TIME# Preparation takes 15 minutes, cooking takes 30 minutes. #COOK’S TIP# Saffron is expensive, so if you do not intend to use it very often it may be better to use turmeric.
Keyword Meatballs