Easy Indian Butter Chicken Meatballs

Easy Indian Butter Chicken Meatballs

Butter chicken is a wonderfully aromatic and scrumptious classic Indian recipe. This Easy Indian Butter Chicken Meatballs is a little different than the classic recipe. Still with all the decadent spices and flavors. Typically butter chicken is not made with ground chicken in a meatball style. But I wanted to give you all an easy recipe, and meatballs always seem to be an easy way to make a meal.

Indian cuisine is so beautiful. I actually hadn’t made any Indian dish in about a year. We would go out to eat it at a local delicious restaurant here in Miami a few times a year. But I just wasn’t inspired to make anything. Then out of no where I was looking through all my spices and saw my entire collection of Indian spices, from India. My boyfriend used to travel there once a month and brought me back such delicious spices. So I went to the grocery store and bought my ingredients to make this Easy Indian Butter Chicken Meatball recipe.

You know that my goal for this blog, and A Taste of Wellbeing is to make recipes easy and approachable so that you get in the kitchen more to cook. This recipe is just that. It is easy to prepare and so good you will love every bite. The spices I used for this dish are incredible for your health and inflammation. Of course also they are aromatic and delicious. This Indian Butter Chicken Meatball spice blend has a touch of sweetness to it. Which I find to be every warming and inviting to the palate. So I hope you enjoy this recipe and make this a regular in your house.

Easy Indian Butter Chicken Meatballs

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 lb Ground Chicken
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 medium Yellow Onion small dice
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 2 – 3 TBLS Ground Cumin
  • 2 TBLS Turmeric
  • 2 TBLS Garam Masala Mix
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp Star Anise optional
  • 1.5 TBLS Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 TBLS Olive Oil


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • Garnish Cilantro


  • 1. To prepare the basmati rice, add the rice, water, and salt in a sauce pot. Turn the heat to high. Once the water begins to boil, cover the pot and lower the heat to low. Set the time er for 18 minutes for the rice to cook. Once the rice has cooked, fluff the basmati rice with a fork. 
    2. To prepare the meatballs, crack an egg into a bowl and whisk. Add the ground chicken with 1-2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp turmeric, garlic and onion powder. Season the ground chicken with salt and pepper. If you want a little kick to the meatballs add a touch of spice with chili. 
    3. In a large skillet heat olive oil in the pan, over medium heat. Shape the meatballs using a small ice cream. Place the shaped meatballs into the skillet and lightly brown the meatballs. Once one side has been browned continue to make the sauce. 
    4.  Add the onions with a pinch of salt and half of the spices. Stir carefully this about and let the onions saute and sweat. Once the spices become fragrant. When the spices become fragrant add half of the coconut milk and tomato sauce. Lower the heat to low. Let the sauce simmer lightly and cover the pan and let this recipe and allow it to cook for 5 minutes. 
    5. Add the remaining coconut milk and tomato sauce and adjust the seasoning, by adding any more spices you have not used, salt and pepper. Bring this to a light simmer again, cover and allow this cook for 15-20 minutes for the spices to blend. Garnish with cilantro. 
    Serve over basmati rice and naan. 

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