Photo: Marina Oliphant
- 500g finely minced lean lamb or beef
- pinch of salt
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground allspice
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 cup coarsely chopped coriander leaves
- olive oil
Blend all the ingredients except the olive oil in a food processor until smooth and pasty.
Wet your hands to stop the mixture from sticking, and form small balls.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and brown the meatballs. Test the tiny meatballs after 5 minutes; larger ones may take 10 minutes.
Drain well on crumpled kitchen paper.
The meatballs can also be partially cooked and finished in the oven.
Make smaller meatballs if serving with drinks. The mixture will yield about 40 cocktail-sized meatballs and about 25 larger ones to serve as part of a meal.
- Main Ingredients - Beef
- Cuisine - Middle Eastern
- Course - Finger-food
- Occasion - Family meals, Cocktail Party