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Lamb Meatballs with Indian Curry Sauce- a simple easy dinner that is full of flavor! Gluten-free, keto and Paleo! #lambmeatballs #lamb #meatballs #lambrecipes #keto #paleo #gluten-free #dinnerrecipes #indianrecipes #tikkamasala #currysauce #curry

Lamb Meatballs with Indian Curry Sauce

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 meatballs
  • Category: Main
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: indian


Lamb Meatballs with Indian Curry Sauce- a simple easy dinner that is full of flavor! Gluten-free, Keto and Paleo! Serve it over rice, cauliflower rice or a big bowl of spinach!


Lamb Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground American lamb
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 shallot, finely minced ( or sub ½ cup chopped onion)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint ( or 1 tablespoon fresh)

Indian Curry Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons ghee, butter or olive oil
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic- minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated or use paste
  • 1 tsp fresh turmeric, grated (or ½ teaspoon ground turmeric)
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala spice
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons dried fenugreek leaves ( optional, but really good- elevates the dish )
  • 1 extra large tomato, finely diced, with juices
  • 1 13.5 oz coconut milk (not lite)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar ( or coconut sugar or alternative )
  • ½ teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • ¼½  tsp cayenne, more to taste

Serve over basmati rice, cauliflower rice or a bowl of baby spinach.


Start the rice if making.

Place ground lamb, shallot, garlic, salt, garam masala and mint in a bowl and mix well, using your hands. Using wet hands, form into 1 ½ inch wide balls. ( about 10 meatballs)

Heat a large skillet with olive oil. Begin searing the lamb meatballs, until most sides are nicely browned, about 10 minutes. ( You can finish cooking them through in the sauce, so just brown them at this point)

At the same time you could start the sauce ( or wait and use the same pan).

Heat ghee in a skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and cook 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and cook two more minutes. Add all the spices and then the tomato and its juices. Cook 1 minutes. Add the coconut milk and simmer gently for 3-4 minutes. Add the sugar, salt and cayenne. Taste and adjust salt and heat.

Add the lamb meatballs to the sauce, coating well. Simmer gently until the lamb meatballs are cooked through ( 5-10 minutes). Serve over your choice of rice, cauliflower rice, or baby spinach.

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