The Crazy Kitchen: Indian Spiced Meatballs with Raita and Flatbread

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Indian Spiced Meatballs with Raita and Flatbread

I often use turkey in cooking because of it being low fat as well as a cheaper version of chicken. It's often only eaten at Christmas but it can be used in many dishes as a replacement for other other meats, such as beef mince, pork or lamb. I've been challenged by Lean on Turkey to come up with a family meal idea using Turkey for under £10 so I've decided to make Indian Spiced Meatballs. These would more traditionally be made with minced lamb but the turkey is a much healthier option - and cheap too at only around £2 for the mince, in fact the whole meal comes in at under £5 if you already have the spices in your cupboard.

Indian Spiced Meatballs with Cucumber and Mint Raita and Flatbread - Serves 4

Meatballs (makes 16)

450g Fresh Turkey Mince
1 tsp ground Cumin 
1 tsp ground Coriander
1 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 fresh chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
fistful of fresh coriander, chopped
Olive oil (for frying)
  • Mix all the ingredients together (apart from the oilive oil)
  • Form into 16 balls
  • Heat the oil in an ovenproof frying pan (if you don't have an ovenproof pan you can transfer the meatballs to a baking tray)
  • Fry the meatballs to seal on all sides
  • Transfer the pan to a preheated 200 degree (C) oven for 12 minutes, until cooked all the way through
  • Whilst they're cooking make the flatbreads and prepare the raita


Flatbreads (makes 4)

200g Plain Wholemeal flour
60g Natural Greek Yoghurt
1 tbsp Olive oil
5 tbsp water, room temperature
  • Mix all the ingredients together to form a dough
  • You may need to add a touch more flour or water depending on whether your mix is too dry or too wet
  • Divide into 4 balls
  • Roll out on a floured surface to the size of a side plate
  • Cook on a hot griddle pan for approx 3 minutes each side


250g Natural Greek Yoghurt
1/2 cucumber, deseeded and finely chopped
1 tbsp Mint Sauce or chopped fresh mint
small bunch of coriander, chopped
  • Mix all the ingredients together

Serve the meatballs in a flatbread with Raita and shredded lettuce


For larger appetites you could serve with spicy potato wedges

For more turkey recipes have a look at Lean on Turkey.

This is a sponsored post but the recipe is my own

This is my entry into the BritMums Lean On Turkey competition sponsored by

1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious - could you possibly knock up an extra batch each time you cook & send on to me?
    Your recipes always sound delicious :-)