Monday, 16 March 2009

Sweet and Sour Chicken balls

First time I Saw this recipe in My Kitchen Snippets I knew I will be making this, as this was something my daughter has been going on asking me to make after we having thin in China Town in London last year. And when ever she asked me to make the chicken balls she had , I would tell her I don't have the recipe to make them so yo can imagine the delight when i swa this recipe in My Kitchen Snippet.
I do love her place as she is having wonderful variety of dishes and bakes.

We all enjoyed the dish especially my daughter, I did indianzed a bit by adding chillies etc.....

Ingredients for meatballs
1 pound of ground meat (can be pork, chicken or beef) I used chicken
1 carrot – finely grated
6 water chestnuts - finely cubes
2 spring onions – finely chopped
2 tbsp of oyster sauce
1 tbsp of soy sauce
2 chilies finley cut2 tbsp of cornstarch ( I added a bit more corn flour as the mis was a bit too sticky and also rolled the balls with corn flour)1 egg
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Put all the above ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well and let it marinate for an hour.
2. Form it into little balls . At this stage you can either deep fried the meatballs or bake it in a 400 degree F oven until golden brown. ( I deep fried them)
Ingredients for the sweet and sour meatballs:
15 cooked meatballs
1 cup of pineapple - cubes
Half cucumber - cubes ( didn't use them)1 small onions
quartered1 large tomato – cut small
1/2 carrot - sliced thinly
1 clove of garlic - finely chopped
1 small piece finley chopped ginger
2 chillies chopped
2 tsp soya sauce


Sauce
4 tbsp of tomato ketchup
2 tbsp of sweet chili sauce
Juice of 2 lemon
2 tbsp of sugar
1 to 2 tbsp of cornstarch
1 cup of chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Mix all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and set it aside.
2. Heat some oil in a pan, stiry fry garlic, carrot and onions until fragrant.
3. Add in the sauce, bring it up to a boil, add in meatballs, cucumber, pineapple and tomato. Stir well until sauce reduce and thicken.
Dish out and serve with rice.


Sending this to Ruths

71 comments:

Poornima Nair said...

Wow, my hands are itching....just want to grab one of those balls...they look so perfect and delicious.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi H.C. I just know I would enjoy this dish as I really like the Sweet and Sour element. Great post and such a great dish.


I must bookmark this recipe!

Rosie x

Vani said...

LOve the color of the sauce! This dish must've tasted super delicious!

5 Star Foodie said...

These meatballs are just picture-perfect!

Elra said...

Your sweet and sour chicken balls look so glistening, and utterly mouth watering recipe.
Cheers,
elra

Cham said...

Chicken balls in sweet and sour sauce, sounds fantastic and delicous HC!

Ann said...

Truly an innovative dish...Sweet and sour ha...the amazing click reveals the taste...would like to try this soon.thanks

Sandeepa said...

Drooling over this. Your daughter has good taste :D

Varunavi said...

yummy recipe.I am sure daughter would have enjoyed it.My daughter likes chicken in any form,will try this recipe.i have blog rolled u.

Happy cook said...

Poornma hi hi it would have been so nive if we coulf grab each others food from the blog.

Rosie, do try you will love it.

Vani It was really delicious, we all love it.

5 Star foodie thankyou

Elra thankyou

Ann do try you will love it as we did.

Sandeepa hi hi she has good taste, only thing i had to find a recipe.

Varunavi, do make it for your daughter she will love it. Thankyou for adding me in the blog roll.

Snooky doodle said...

what a nice recipe! I always wanted to try swweet and sour meat balls even though I m not a big fan of them. My family is though. Looks delicious. Thanks

Asha said...

Gorgeous chicken balls F, so juicy. Wish I could have some now.
Just came back from Driver's L office. Trisha and I both got our licenses renewed, took half a day and nothing to eat at home! I am so tired after a full weekend and took so long this morning, planning to take a nap. No blog surfing today! :)

Soma said...

How fantastic can that get!! Awesome! Awesome!! Looks sooo tempting!!

Sara said...

I have never made chicken meatballs before, only used turkey or beef. I can't wait to try these though, they look so delicious! Who doesn't love sweet and sour :)?

Mrs.Kannan said...

wawwiii...great looking dish...i am a vegan...sug me something in veggie that i can make balls like this...

Ashwini said...

wow..so mouthwatering..Love the combination of sweet and sour taste..Lovely color and perfect looking balls..

Superchef said...

mmm..looks delicious..no doubt about this!!

Priya said...

HC,,just drooling over those vibrant colourful sweet n sour chicken balls..yummy..

Peter M said...

Happy, these are far better than the deep-fried breaded chicken balls.

Nicely done!

Hema said...

sweet n sour chicken really so sweet....I like it......

indosungod said...

This is a must try. Looks so darn good. I am give this a try very very soon.

Cynthia said...

You have outdone yourself! Some serious drooling from my end.

Yasmeen said...

Awesome,must try these:)

Trupti said...

Chicken balls looks very mouthwatering. Can I have that bowl?

Varsha Vipins said...

wowowo..the balls are popping out ,asking me to pick them,..Great dish happy..I would dig in this with some fried rice..:)

Varsha Vipins said...

Did u get my last comment..am not sure if I closed it early..told that loved the popping balls..:)

onlinepastrychef said...

Lovely--these look wonderful! Glad your daughter is happy :)

Suma Rajesh said...

OH MY GOD.. just is a real clasic food...love to have them with spagatti...yummmmmmmm

healthydelicious said...

yum! my mom always made these... they bring back happy memories!

Nags said...

its really cool the way you try out and experiment so many diff types of dishes!

notyet100 said...

mmmm new version for me to try,..:-)

Curry Leaf said...

The recipe can easily be made vegetarian and I can imagine the taste -nice thing you added chillies for a kick and gives an Indo-chinese touch

Raaga said...

let me try a vegetarian version soon :) I love the sauce.

Chitra said...

being a vegan i cant try this HC but it looks very nice:)

sra said...

That looks like a classic sweet and sour dish - I think the glaze from the sugar is what makes it instantly identifiable as sweet and sour. But this is the first time I've seen meatballs in a sweet-and-sour sauce.

Pooja said...

Looking lovely...

Jaya said...

Happy,
these looks so yumm..and Yeah even I like visiting Kitchen Snippets and she has very delicious recipes out there...
I am sure your daughter loved eating it ...
hugs and smiles

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

I would love this dish HC, but my family does not like sweet & sour so, I'll have to eat it alne :-(

pigpigscorner said...

I love sweet and sour stuff. Chili is a great addition.

Shama Nagarajan said...

drooling chicken balls......

Kitchen Flavours said...

I can feel the tingling taste of sourness and sweetness mixed together with chicken. You make me drool with those mouth watering pics.....

Swapna said...

I usually make this at home...This is my hubbys favourite dish too!! some slight differences only....your's look really delicious!!!

My comfort food network said...

I wish I could make time like you to try out different dishes as soon as you have bookmarked them. These photos looks really good and so those sweet and sour chicken balls. I am drooling!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Happycook, I'll trade you some of my chocolate cookies for some of your meatballs. They look delicious. I like this recipe. And you can add chiles any time your like!

ICook4Fun said...

Thanks for trying out this dish and glad that your family likes it.

Maria♥ said...

I love Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls and these look really yummy!

Maria
x

Joie de vivre said...

These look wonderful! Great finger food for kids. I bet my 3 year old would like to eat them with toothpicks. :)

veena said...

Hi ...
enikku vayya ...Chicken balls kandittu monu undakki kodukkan .....avanu atrakkum istam aayi..even me liked it ...vayil vellam varunnund kettoo ....evide njanum hus num veg aayi ..so eni monu matram undakki kodukkanam ..hmmm .... undakkiyittu parayam ttoo ...

AnuSriram said...

Nice picture.. These balls looks perfect! May be i should try this with some veggies...

The Blonde Duck said...

You can't go wrong with meatballs!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

That looks like a work of art. My husband would so love these!

tamilyn said...

Those look very tasty. I love sweet and sour together-a recent discovery on my part!

meeso said...

No wonder your daughter wanted these so bad, they look amazingly good!

Adlak's tiny world said...

colorful and lovely presentation of pic.....

Ranjani said...

Like the sauce...I'm guessing I could make something similar with tofu!

Cilantro said...

Love the sweet and sour version. Looks too yummy.

aquadaze said...

looks absolutely delicious...love sweet and sour sauce very much!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I've always loved sweet and sour dishes... This recipe is wonderful! Your Sweet and sour chicken balls look so good!

Cheers,

Rosa

Kinton said...

YOU are my new FAVORITE blog.
WOW.

Can I trade you some wine, for dinner at your place one night?

yum!

I sort of want to try it with goat/lamb meat...

Maria said...

Great looking dish! I am really loving the bread below though:)

Vicky Xavier. said...

wow, chicken balls ...That sounds delicious dear. pictures are great .Yummy recipe.

Angie's Recipes said...

Classic dish....sweet and sour sauce could go with almost everything.

Ivy said...

They sound delicious and I love this sweet and sour sauce.

Jamie said...

This looks like a great dish for a company picnic! The meatballs look perfect!

Gloria said...

Really nice chicken balls! Gloria

Meenal Mehta said...

hi there ,

first time here ..what a tasty recipe and delectable to look at :)

visit me at Meenal's kitchen soemtime

-Meenal

SriLekha said...

oh looking so good!
its yummy!

Premyscakes said...

loos so saucy and very much tempting man.

Cristie said...

These sweet and sour chicken balls look absolutely delicious. Thanks so much for entering them in the Bookmarked Recipes round-up!

Shella said...

These look awesome. The fried meatballs wouldnt reach the sauce if I laid my hands on them.

Cindy. Lo. said...

You can sell this dish! Seriously, it looks so good, restaurant quality, no, even better!