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Meatballs in Saffron Yogurt Gravy

Meatballs dunked in Tongue Tantalizing, fragrant, creamy and rich Golden Saffron and Yogurt gravy, drizzled with Chilli Oil.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes


Ingredients and Quantity:

Mutton, minced- 300 gm.

Panko Breadcrumbs- 02 tbsp.

Freshly ground peppercorns- ½ tsp.

Nutmeg, grated- 1/4th tsp.

Garlic powder- 1/4th tsp.

Cilantro, chopped- 1/4th tbsp.

Mint leaves, chopped- 02 tsp.

Cayenne pepper- 1/4th tsp

Egg-01 no.

Vegetable Oil- for deep frying

Mutton stock- 1 ½ cup

Boiled Onion, ginger garlic and green chilli paste- 1/4th cup

Butter- 01 tbsp.

Yogurt , whisked- 1/4th cup

Turmeric- 1/4th tsp.

Lightly roasted and ground Cumin- 1/4th tsp.

Saffron, broiled – 1/4th gm.

Salt -to taste

For the Garnish:

Cilantro, chopped- 1/4th tbsp.

For the Sprinkling:

Freshly ground peppercorns- ½ tsp.

For the drizzling:

Chilli oil-02 tsp


In a glass bowl combined minced meat, Panko Breadcrumbs, Freshly ground peppercorns, nutmeg and  garlic powder, cilantro ,mint leaves, cayenne pepper salt and egg. Mix well till well combined. Divide into 12 equal portions and deep fry till well cooked and evenly coloured from both the sides.

Heat butter in a heavy bottomed pan add butter, add the boiled onion paste cook it till the raw aroma of the onion disappears. Add turmeric, ground cumin ,salt and freshly ground peppercorn. Add mutton stock.

Add the fried meatballs. Let them cook in the gravy so that it can absorb the flavours.

Lower the flame and add whisked yogurt, broiled saffron and salt to taste.

Serve very hot sprinkled with freshly ground peppercorn, drizzled with chilli oil and garnished with chopped cilantro.

Goes best with steamed rice.





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