Amazing Indian Spiced Lamb Meatball and Bean Curry with a delicious flavoursome sauce, perfect with a variety of sides and suitable for freezing.
Lamb has got to be one of the best choices of meat for a curry, don't you think? It just has a unique flavour and goes amazingly well with all those spices.
Most get put off using ground lamb (mince) on Slimming Eats because it's pretty darn hard to find a less than 5% fat variety. However you should never let that sway you, while it's great to have healthy meals, sometimes you just have to have what you fancy.
Ground lamb (mince), even though it has fat, is not too bad once divided into portions, if you use a smaller amount paired along with lots of healthy vegetables or legumes.
Just always double check the fat value of the ground lamb you use, as it can vary from store to store.
I love using a six bean blend for this Lamb Meatball and Bean Curry. The canned six bean blend contains chickpeas, red and white kidney beans, black-eyed peas, romano beans and baby lima beans. Meaning this dish is has a great source of protein.
If you have trouble finding a similar canned mix, you can just use a similar bean of choice - chickpeas are great, as are white beans.
This lamb Meatball and Bean Curry will go with various different sides. I tend to just go for regular steamed basmati rice. But you could also serve it with this Zucchini Pilau Rice or Sweet Corn Pilau Rice and if you don't fancy rice, then my Perfect Oven Chips are also a great choice.
If you would like to turn this Lamb Meatballs and Bean Curry into a Indian Fakeaway Night - check out some of these Indian Fakeaway Recipes:
- Indian Spiced Corn on the Cob
- Delicious Healthy Vegetable Pakoras
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- Best Ever Chicken Korma
- Bombay Butternut Squash
- Oven Baked Onion Bhaji
- Tandoori Chicken
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Another option is to use lean cuts of lamb instead of mince, or even beef and if you are cooking for less than 4 people, you will be pleased to know this Lamb Meatball and Bean Curry is perfect for freezing. So tub up those leftovers and freeze them for another day.
HOW CAN I ADD A ⅓ VEGETABLES TO THIS LAMB MEATBALL AND BEAN CURRY?
There are already some vegetables in the curry itself, but you can easily up those with your choice of side, reduce you rice portion and serve with some additional side vegetables, or you could skip the rice altogether and go for this yummy Roasted Cauliflower Rice or Roasted Butternut Squash and Cauliflower Rice.
WHAT KITCHEN ITEMS DO I NEED TO MAKE THIS LAMB MEATBALL AND BEAN CURRY?
Always love to finish off any curry with a good sprinkling of fresh chopped Cilantro (coriander). It's not to everyone's taste, some hate it, but I LOVE the flavour it gives, so much so, I sometimes add a little bit to salads. Totally optional of course, it won't affect the Lamb Meatball and Bean Curry if you don't add it.
If you love a dollop of yoghurt on your curry too, feel free to add some. I didn't this time around, but I often like a bit of mint yoghurt on the side. I just mix fat-free plain yoghurt with a little lemon juice, salt, pinch of turmeric for that yellow authentic colour like from the Indian and fresh chopped Mint, must be fresh - yum!!
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