These Turkey Meatballs in Curry Sauce is such a tasty recipe. It has great texture and great color. When you see the spice list for the meatballs, you will totally be thinking that I used my whole spice cabinet – NOT EVEN CLOSE! Since I made this recipe, I had the chance to Penzey’s Spice shop in Pittsburg. It was an awesome shop. I had a field day. I bought lots of spices that you can only find at a specialty spice shop. I bought a few different curries; some other Indian spices and a whole lot of Middle Eastern spices. I had so much fun.
The dish is broken into two phases. The meatballs and the curry sauce. As for the meatballs, the turkey is the perfect vehicle to take on all the different spices. The meatballs are loaded. First, the meatballs are baked to cook them through but also to get a nice crisp on the outside. The meatballs are rotated during the baking to get that crispness on the top and bottom of the meatball. The curry sauce is created by blending herbs, garlic, spices and tomato pureé. Then, the pureé is added to hot oil in the skillet to release its full flavors. It is finished out by adding coconut to create the creaminess.
The final preparation for these Turkey Meatballs in Curry Sauce is to add the meatballs to the curry sauce. This completes the cooking of the meatballs and imparts a little bit of the curry flavor to the meatballs. This dish is such a satisfying meal. You get the heartiness of the meatballs and the sweetness of the curry sauce. This is such a good combination. The sauce is so good. Make sure to have something else to sop up any leftover curry sauce.
The spices for the meatballs followed by the ingredients for the curry sauce.
The spices added to the ground turkey, and then, the meatballs formed.
The curry spice mixed in the blender, added to the skillet, and then, finished off with the coconut milk mixed in.
Turkey Meatballs added to the Curry Sauce.
The Turkey Meatballs in Curry Sauce plated.
- 2 pounds ground turkey
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
- 2 teaspoons ginger
- 2 teaspoons coriander
- 1 teaspoon oregano leaves
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup parsley
- 1 cup cilantro
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 14 ounces coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- Combine the ground turkey with all the spices. Mix well.
- Roll into balls and place on a baking tray.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Rotate halfway through cooking.
- Combine herbs, spices, garlic, onions and tomato puree in a blender. Mix well.
- Heat the oil in a skillet.
- Add the herb blend and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the coconut milk, mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add the meatballs to the curry sauce and cook for 15 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!