Spicy Anglo Indian Ball Curry Recipe | Go On, Get Rolling
After viewing photographer Henry Hargreaves' exhibit, "No Seconds", it got me thinking what I'd like for my last supper.
I didn't have to think hard to come up with Ball Curry and Coconut Rice. It's to die for!
Ball Curry or, as some would call it tongue in cheek, 'Bad-Word Curry' is a quintessential Anglo-Indian favorite.
Double ground minced meat rolled into meatballs and simmered in a coconut based curry, fragranced with aromatic spices- that's what it's all about. Pepper, cumin, coriander and red chili powder spice up this delicious curry. But then the addition of sweet coconut milk takes the spice level down a notch and transforms the entire preparation into a rich, silky curry floating with tender, juicy meatballs. Mmmmmm....just thinking about it makes my mouth water!!
Pair Ball Curry with a fragrant 'Coconut Rice' and it just can't get better than that! That's mouth- watering, soul-satisfying Anglo-Indian comfort food right there...at it's best!
These are the first recipes that I wanted to learn from my mother. I figured if I knew how to make Coconut Rice and Ball Curry then I was equipped to tackle anything life sent my way.
I'm sharing my family's Ball Curry recipe which is still a favorite in our home... cooked often, relished every single time and guaranteed to turn frowns upside down.
I'm also including my secret to soft, succulent melt-in-your-mouth meatballs, tips for frying the masala correctly and tips to incorporate the coconut milk without it splitting.
If you want to learn more about this niche fusion style of cooking, take a look at Anglo-Indian Cuisine | The Best of East Meets West