Vegan Meat Balls


Ingredients (use vegan versions):

  • 1 package medium firm or firm tofu
  • 1 zuccini grated
  • i carrot grated
  • 1 inch piece of ginger crushed
  • 1 teaspoon corriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • Cayenne pepper powder to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 bunch chopped cilantro stems, save leaves for garnish
  • 4-6 tablespoons whole wheat flour or chick pea flour(besan)works better


Crumble tofu coursly with hand and drain in a sieve. Add the
reamining ingredients. Mix thoroughly and make oval balls
1 cm thickness, and fry in oil over medium heat till golden brown.

Prepare sauce:

1 can crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce

1 pinch hing

1/2 teaspoon ciumin seeds

2 bay leaves

fresh ginger crushed

red Chilli pepper powder

1/2 teaspoon garam masala

1/2 spoon turmuric powder

1 tablespoon of oil

Heat oil, and add cumin seeds. Brown
slightly, and add rest of the ingredients except tomatoes.
Fry for few seconds, and then add tomatoes. Cook on high for 5-10
minutes. Add 2 cups of water and salt to taste. Simmer for
15 minutes, and turn off the Heat.

Add the fried balls and leave
for 30 minutes. Reaheat and garnish with fresh corriander
leaves. Serve with hot naan, rice or chapatis.

Note: if no gravy is there, add boiled water as needed to get desired

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30-45 min


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