Aromatic Meatballs with Spinach and Mushrooms

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The Cook's Companion: A step-by-step guide to cooking skills including original recipes

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1991

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This is a popular family dish in my house, full of goodness and lovely aromas. Serve with new potatoes or buttered noodles.


  • 500 g (1 lb) lean minced lamb or beef
  • 2.5-5 cm (1


Put the meat into a mixing bowl and season well with sea salt and black pepper. Add the chopped ginger, cumin seeds and tomato purée and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Using damp hands, form the mixture into small balls the size of a large marble or walnut.

Put the groundnut oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. When the oil is hot, add the meatballs and turn around carefully