5 February 2019 Lorraine 6Comment
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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.

 

 

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Spicy Lamb Kebab Chutney

Spicy meatballs made the Indian way with lamb, fresh herbs and spices
Course MAIN COURSES
Cuisine Indian
Keyword indian meatballs, meatballs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

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

Chutney

  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 x 400 gram canned tomatoes or 5-6 fresh tomatoes if using fresh tomatoes blanch and remove skin, blend tomatoes
  • 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

Instructions

  • 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 you 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
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil and fry the lamb kebabs and set aside. Be careful not to overcook them.

Chutney

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add the onion, bay leaf and chilli. Sauté the onion until it's slightly brown
  • Add curry leaf and garlic and fry for a minute
  • Add the chilli powder and masala and fry for a further minute
  • Add the tomatoes, season with salt and simmer until the tomatoes are cooked. The oil will surface to the top
  • Add the lamb kebabs and heat through. Garnish with coriander and serve


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6 thoughts on “Spicy Lamb Kebab Chutney (South African Recipe)

    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

  2. 5 stars
    Dear Lorraine

    I have moved to Germany as my husband is German. I am pregnant and really wanted something that tastes like home. I tried the kebab recipe and it was absolutely fantastic. The recipe was so simple and it tasted just like I remembered. Thank you for this great recipe! it is now and forever will be my go to kebab recipe.

    Kind regards
    Mishka

    1. Thank you so much for the positive feedback Mishka. I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. All the best with your pregnancy:-)

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