Friday, June 16, 2017

Meatballs with mango glaze...

Chicken meatballs

When I was asked to submit a recipe using summer fruits for an blog event, surprisingly the first thing came to my mind was not a dessert, but a savory dish. May be because I personally inclined to spicy savory stuffs than sugar loaded dishes. It's common to incorporate juicy pulpy summer fruits to a dessert or some frozen good. Specially when we are talking about mangoes. But I used it to glaze the chicken meatballs. The natural sweetness of mango, heat of dried red chilies and tartness of lime juice created a magic. Try it before the mangoes vanish from the market.

What I did here is very simple. I prepared the chicken meatballs, to avoid gluten I used oats as the binder instead of using breadcrumbs. I shallow fried the meatballs, they can be baked or deep fried as per choice. I'm lucky to have homegrown mangoes from my in-laws place. I used those sweet mangoes to make a relish and glazed the meatballs with the relish. The end result was finger-licking good.

meatballs with mango relish

meatballs with mango relish

meatballs with mango relish

Things needed to make meatballs with mango glaze:

(serves: 4)

For the meatballs:
  • Minced chicken: 250 gm
  • Onion (finely chopped): 3 tbsp
  • Garlic (minced): 1 tsp
  • Green chilies (chopped): 2-3 tsp
  • Salt: 1 tsp
  • Black pepper: 1/2 tsp
  • Apple cider vinegar: 1 tbsp
  • Egg: 1
  • Oats: 1/4 cup
For the mango relish:
  • Mango: 1
  • Onion (finely chopped): 2 tbsp
  • Ginger (finely chopped): 2 tsp
  • Cumin: 1 tsp
  • Lime juice: 1-2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to cook
  • Fresh coriander
  • Sesame seeds to garnish

Steps of making meatballs with mango glaze:

1. In a bowl take all the ingredients for meatballs, mix well, cover and let it stand for 1 hr. Divide the meat mixture into small round balls. I made 14 balls from the mixture.

2. Heat 3-4 tablespoons of oil is a pan, when hot fry the meatballs till golden brown. Keep aside.

3. Remove excess oil from the pan, wipe the pan clean. Add a tablespoon of oil, when hot add cumin seeds and dried chilies. As the cumin seeds change color add onion and ginger, cook till the onions turns to pink. Add the chopped mangoes, salt and cook till cooked or for 15 mins. Add little water in between. Reduce heat, add lime juice to balance the taste. The mangoes were very sweet so I added two tablespoon of lime juice. It's better to taste and adjust accordingly.

4. Add the meat balls and toss in the relish to coat well. Add chopped coriander. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve hot.

meatballs with mango relish

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  1. This is an interesting recipe.. never have seen a chicken recipe with mangoes and this looks real inviting 😊

  2. looks so good... and definitely an unique version... got to try it

  3. This looks so good. I can eat them all.