How to make Chicken Meatballs in Thai Peanut Sauce -

Super delicious dish which makes for a wonderful meal

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken meatballs, Chicken mince (चिकन कीमा)

Cuisine : Thai

Course : Main Course Chicken

Chicken Meatballs in Thai Peanut Sauce

Chicken Meatballs in Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe Card


Thai food is an original and rich amalgam of aromas, subtle blends of herbs and spices and contrasting textures and tastes. It contains flavours and techniques that are familiar from Chinese, Indian and Japanese cooking, but they have been so skilfully combined and refined that the resulting dishes have a new and exciting character.
Whether searing hot or subtly mild, the guiding principle in Thai cooking is harmony. Fundamentally an aromatic marriage of centuries – old Eastern and Western influences, the chief characteristics being who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion and where it is cooked. In short Thai dishes can be extremely personal to the cook, how they are refined for particular tastes, how they befit a special function or festival and where they originate. The cuisine has its roots in a waterborne lifestyle, with aquatic animals, plants and herbs as major ingredients.
Thai cuisine is inextricably interwoven with culture, a mystical mix of fragrant flavours and intriguing history:  given the country’s historical Indian roots - Hindu Buddhism was bought here centuries ago, so many Thai curries are redolent with chillies, garlic, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and onions.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken Meatballs in Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe

  • Chicken meatballs

  • Chicken mince 300 grams

  • Red chilli flakes 1/2 tablespoon

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopepd 2 tablespoons

  • Spring onion greens chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Thai red curry paste 1 tablespoon

  • Egg 1

  • Dried breadcrumbs for coating

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Thai peanut sauce

  • Thai red curry paste 1 tablespoon

  • Peanut butter 3 tablespoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 4-5

  • Coconut milk 1/2 cup

  • Oyster sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Brown sugar 1/2 tablespoon

  • Honey 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Spring onion greens chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Steamed rice to serve


Step 1

To make the chicken meat balls, take chicken mince in a large bowl, add red chilli flakes, crushed black peppercorns, salt, coriander leaves, spring onion greens, red curry paste and break in the egg. Mix well.

Step 2

Spread breadcrumbs on a plate. Divide the chicken mixture into equal portions and shape them into balls, roll them in the breadcrumbs and keep them on a plate.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, gently slide the chicken balls and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper and set aside.

Step 4

To make peanut sauce, heat oil in a non-stick pan, add garlic and sauté till golden brown. Add peanut butter and mix till it melts.

Step 5

Add coconut milk, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add 1 cup of water, mix well. Add red curry paste, oyster sauce, brown sugar and honey and mix well.

Step 6

Adjust salt and mix well. Add chopped spring onion greens and mix well. Cook for 1 minute.

Step 7

Add the chicken meatballs and mix well. Cook for 1-2 minutes and take it off the heat.

Step 8

Pour over steamed rice in a bowl and serve hot.

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