I made the meatballs and rice from Nigella Lawson’s brilliant book ‘Feast’. The ones from the kiddie chapter.
|Nigella’s meatballs & rice|
I slaved over them. treasured them, made each little ball with love.
This is how my youngest daughter reviewed them a few years ago…..
But now the family ask ‘What’s for tea?’…..then turn their noses up. Won’t even try them.
what to do…..what to do……
Sudden light bulb moment!
Turn them into a curry**.
then everyone eats them, raves over them, wants them again.
Sigh….my family are Curryholics.
|Meatball curry with peas|
Mind you it does look quite good right?
**I did this by frying off a couple of chopped onions in a little oil, adding 2-3 tbsp curry powder, which I fried for a few minutes with the onions to take away the raw spice taste. Then, tablespoon by tablespoon, add about 6 tbsp yoghurt, stirring between each addition until it is incorporated into the sauce.
Add the original meatball recipe to the onion, curry powder and yoghurt, add a couple of handfuls of frozen peas, a few chopped fresh green chillies (We like things spicy so I tend to add about five of them!) and about a cupful of water, simmer for about 20 minutes.
A couple of minutes before it’s ready stir in a small bunch of chopped fresh coriander and a tbsp of garam masala.
Serve again.To rapturous delight this time.