5 February 2019 Lorraine 4Comment
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South African Indian Dish

I have no time to try out new recipes so I am sticking to my old time favorites, at least until we move. Nothing beats the comfort of familiar homecooked food when stress levels are high. So if you need some comfort food why not try this Spicy Lamb Kebab Chutney, a typically South African Indian version of meatballs.

The tomato sauce or chutney for this sauce is made from tomatoes with a few simple spices and can be used as a base for many other dishes too. You will see from the recipe that the kebabs are spicy so you don’t need an overly spiced chutney. Feel free to reduce to the amount of chilli and chilli powder according to your preference.

Spicy Lamb Kebab Chutney is also a great make ahead dish. It freezes well so you can cook a big batch and freeze them for those lazy days or if you need a meal in a hurry.In our home we usually serve this lamb dish with Roti or naan bread, you always have to have that bread to dunk into the tomato chutney.

The lamb kebabs can be shallow fried or cooked in the oven but be sure not to overcook them. It just needs a few minutes of cooking on each side, they need to be tender and succulent.My food processor is one of my most loved gadgets in the kitchen, makes life really easy. I used mine to blend the ingredients for the kebabs, I didn’t make mine into a fine paste. I prefer my onion and herbs a little chunky but you can make yours into a smooth paste, especially if you don’t really like tasting the onion

Please do try my Spicy Lamb Kebab Chutney recipe and I would love to hear your comments.



Spicy Lamb Kebab Chutney

Servings 4


Lamb Kebabs

  • 500 gram lamb mince
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 tspn ginger/garlic paste
  • 1 tspn Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 2 tspn ground cumin
  • 1/2 tspn turmeric
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 2 spring onion finely chopped
  • handful mint
  • few coriander leaves
  • 1 large egg
  • juice of half lemon


  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 x 400 gram canned tomatoes or 5-6 fresh tomatoes if using fresh tomatoes blanch and remove skin
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tspn crushed garlic
  • 2 sprigs curry leaf
  • 1 tspn Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 tspn masala
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or light olive oil
  • salt


  • To make the lamb kebabs add one onion, 2 green chillies, ginger/garlic paste, kashmiri chilli powder, cumin, turmeric, garam masala, salt, mint and coriander leaves to a food processor and process until it resembles a rough paste or smooth if your prefer
  • Chop up the spring onion and add to this mixture. Add mince and egg and mix it well
  • Divide the mixture into equal sized balls and side aside
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil and fry the lamb kebabs and set aside. Be careful not to overcook them.
  • For the Chutney Heat 2 tablespoons oil and add the onion, chilli and curry leaf
  • Saute the onion until it's translucent. Add the garlic and saute for another minute

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4 thoughts on “Spicy Lamb Kebab Chutney

    1. Thank you so much Michelle> I’m so glad you enjoyed browsing through my blog. I am no writer but I do try, thanks for the compliment.

  1. Omg! This was so good! Thank you so much for your amazing site. I will definitely be trying more of your recipes!!!!

    1. Thank you so much for the feedback Aneesa! I’m so glad the recipe worked for you and you enjoyed it. Thank you for visiting my blog

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