Friday, 7 August 2015

Chicken meat balls in creamy red sauce

Juicy chicken meat balls cooked in creamy , delicious tomato sauce. This sauce is silky, buttery and delicious. Super easy and tastes amazing. Best served with roti / naan.




  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 Red onion sliced
  • 1/3 Cup plain natural yogurt/ curd
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 Teaspoon kasuri methi (dried fenygreek leaves)
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves for garnish
  • 10 Chicken balls ( recipe here )
  • Salt to taste 

To Grind 

  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger piece
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2 Medium Tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 Teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/4 Cup blanched almonds 


1. In a food processor, add all the ingredients listed under 'To Grind' and grind it to a fine paste. Set aside
2. In a large wide pan, heat butter. When the butter melts, add sliced onions and fry until they are soft and light golden
3. Then add the ground paste we prepared at step number 1 and sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt. Saute the mixture for 5 minutes on medium flame until butter starts leaving from the mixture
4. Add yogurt and give it a nice stir
5. Add 3/4 cup of water to the mixture. Season with salt and bring it to boil
6. Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes until it thickens slightly
7. Add chicken balls, kasuri methi and gently immerse the balls in the sauce
8. Cook for 5 minutes and then stir in heavy cream , chopped cilantro leaves
9. Let the sauce come to a gently boil after adding the cream. Once it starts boiling switch off the flame
10. Serve hot with roti / naan

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