Rogan Josh Meatballs

Feeding a family on a tight budget? We all are. It is wonderful to be able to buy a little bit of meat to feed the whole family. And if you can make that budgeted meal tasty enough for the kids to, not only want to eat it but wait in anticipation for you to make it again, then that meal is a winner and the recipe worthy of being made time and again. Our Rogan Josh Muttom Meatballs are just what you need to feed your family in a fun way and on a budget too.

A little bit of ground muttom meat makes a lot of meatballs to go around. It is also a better choice than beef. Muttom contains healthy fats, vitamins and minerals making this meat choice a very healthy choice for your family. Rogan Josh is a traditional favourite containing a tasty blend of spices and sauce perfect for any night of the week. These are also wonderful to take as a dish to celebrations and socials.

When making these meatballs, you can save yourself some hassle at the last minute and prepare the meat up to two days in advance. Simply keep them in a covered container in the refrigerator. Before preparing them, allow your muttom meat to sit out and get close to room temperature before it is cooked. As you go through the recipe, you can add to or subtract from a number of spices in the recipe to match your family’s taste preferences.

Everyone enjoys a great meatball recipe and this one is at the top of our favourites for the delicious taste and healthy ingredients. This dish is safe for kids and will quickly become one of their favourites. It will blend in perfectly with other international food favourites and will secretly become one of your best culinary dishes.




  • 750grams ground muttom
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro, chopped fine
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons fresh minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 14 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine these ingredients in a mixing bowl: ground muttom, cumin, cinnamon, desired salt and pepper, 3 garlic cloves, and 2 teaspoons ginger. Stir until well blended.
  2. It is time to handshape your meatballs. If you would like a lot of meatballs to make them smaller but not so small that they will burn while cooking. Do not make them overly large either for fear of not cooking thoroughly in the middles. About 1-2 inches in size is great. Place your meatballs on a plate and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil over a medium flame in a large skillet, deep enough for frying. Once the oil is hot, add in the meatballs not allowing their sides to touch each other. If they do, your meatballs may not cook as evenly as you wish. Cook the meatballs until beautifully browned. If you are making a lot of meatballs, then you may have to cook them in more than one batch. Once they are done, remove them from the pan and place them on a clean plate.
  4. Once all the meatballs have browned keep them set aside and, using the same skillet, add the remaining ginger, cardamom, cayenne pepper, and the last two cloves of garlic to the meat drippings.
  5. Cook for one-minute stirring repeatedly so the mixture won’t burn.
  6. Add the meatballs back into the skillet and the sauce.
  7. Add the crushed tomatoes and water.
  8. Cook until it all comes to a boil. Stirring occasionally.
  9. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until your meatballs are no longer pink in the centre and the sauce has thickened. Enjoy!

These meatballs are a delightful meat for dinner any night of the week. Serve them warm with pasta or rice, or even potatoes. They are very versatile and can be served with nearly any side dish that you fancy.

Serve them on a toasted sandwich roll with tomato and lettuce along with a zesty potato salad on the side for a unique twist on this old traditional favourite. These meatballs are perfect for either fine dining or a family picnic in the park. Serve them with wine or soda.

Enjoy them anytime and with anything-these truly are the most versatile food!