Saturday, May 17, 2008

Chicken Meat Balls - Inspired by Top Chef

I became a fan of Top Chef after watching last season. Unfortunately only last season was good. This season sucked. I haven't seen any good Chefs so far. Oh Well. What does that have to do with this recipe? Actually nothing much. Every time I watch this show I feel like I should do something new and different. So as soon as the re-runs ended on tuesday evening, I went shopping for some meat and this is what I came up with. It's super easy and you can serve it as an appetizer, side dish or make some yummy tomato sauce and make chicken meat balls with spaghetti.

I used sun dried tomatoes in olive oil. You can substitute this with regular sun-dried tomato bits. You can make this dish without them too but just don't add regular tomatoes. No good.

Ingredients:

Ground Chicken - 1 lb
Onion - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Sun Dried Tomatoes - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Mint Leaves - 8 minced
Garam Masala - 1/2 Tsp.
Garlic Paste - 1/2 tsp.
Turmeric - pinch
Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp.
Lemon Juice - 1 Tbsp.
Salt - To taste
Oil - For deep frying

Procedure:
- Mix all the ingredients and store in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour covered.
- Form the mixture in mini-lime sized balls. This way the meat gets cooked inside well.
- Deep fry them few at a time.
- Remove from oil, pat them on a kitchen towel and serve on a bed of sauted onions and peppers .

1 comment:

meeso said...

Wow, those meatballs look great and I love anything made with good ol' chicken :)