Thursday, June 22, 2017

Spiced Turkey Meatballs

Let me introduce spice guru May Fridel and her first cookbook Indian Cuisine Diabetes Cookbook.  In this beautiful and practical cookbook, May takes readers on a journey through celebrated Indian cuisine while promoting healthy eating, better nutrition, and dynamic flavor combinations. Each recipe revolves around the intuitive use of spices to introduce new flavors and, potentially, some new favorite meals! In addition to the easy-to-follow recipes, the book provides a history of Indian cuisine and flavors, a guide to Indian cooking techniques, and an overview of the spices to keep on hand for meals in a pinch. Every recipe is both diabetes-friendly and family-friendly.  Please enjoy Spiced Turkey Meatballs as an example of what she has to offer.  It's easy and delicious!  Traditional Indian Meatball recipes use Lamb or Goat, but these Turkey Meatballs have great flavor and are a healthier version of the traditional dish.  It serves 6, with 3 Meatballs each, 160 calories per servings, as well as 5g net carbs and 15g protein.  I will serve mine in a gluten free pita pocket from, and top it with Cucumber and Greek Yogurt with Dill stirred in to taste. Indian Cusine Diabetes Cookbook will be available at, in bookstores nationwide, or by calling 1-800-232-6733. Enjoy:)

Ingredients for 6 servings~
1 small Red Onion
1 Green Chili
2 inch piece fresh Ginger
5 sprigs Cilantro, stems removed (more to taste)
1 pound lean ground Turkey
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoon Sunflower Oil (I subbed with Olive Oil)

     Mince Onion, Chili, Ginger and Cilantro in food processor til fine consistency, add to large bowl along with Turkey, Lemon Juice, Worcestershire and Salt, combine well.  Form 18 equal balls, add to skillet with Oil and fry til browned on all sides.  Serve Warm.

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