Delightfully Zesty Lamb Meatballs

Spice up your usual meatball game with flavorful currants, turmeric and lamb.


  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • Currants
  • Cumin seeds
  • Black pepper
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • Paprika
  • Turmeric
  • Curry powder
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 lime
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  • Mint leaves, chopped
  • Pomegranate seeds


  1. Soak the currants in water.
  2. In a mortar and pestle, combine cumin seeds, black pepper and garlic cloves. Grind to combine. Add paprika, turmeric, curry powder and grind into the mix.
  3. Add spice mixture, salt and currants to the lamb meat and combine with hands. Make smallish golf-ball-sized meatballs. Set aside.
  4. Heat the skillet. Add olive oil, and brown the meatballs on all sides. Lower heat and cover to cook through.
  5. In a bowl, combine yogurt, honey, chopped mint and lime zest.
  6. Spread the yogurt out on a plate, add the meatballs on top and garnish with more mint, spices and pomegranate seeds.