Indian Spiced Chicken Meatballs ~Its Tailgating time!! #SundaySupper

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Its tailgating time!!

I learnt about ‘tailgating’ only after we moved to America!For those who do not know what it signifies ‘a tailgate party is a social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. Tailgating often involves consuming alcoholic beverages and grilling food. Tailgate parties usually occur in the parking lots, stadiums and arenas, before and occasionally after games and concerts.’ {Source-Wikipedia}.Having said that, you don’t really have to be at the game venues to enjoy a tailgating party.You can have it indoors or outdoors, with a group of friends or lounge on your own!Its a great way to enjoy some great foods that are easy to make and eat!Its the start of the football season and my friend Lane from Supper for a Steal  proposed ‘tailgating foods’ for this Sunday Supper!

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I’m bringing Chicken Meatballs for this event that has just the right flavors with an Indian twist!My meatballs are moist, juicy, perfectly sized to munch-on while watching your favorite team play!These balls are crunchy and rustic looking on the outside but incredibly soft on the inside with the lovely mint and coriander marrying beautifully giving them lots of fresh flavor.The best thing about these are that the food processor does all the work for you so you don’t have to work out a sweat in preparing them :) They’re super easy, delicious and certain to please kids and adults :)

Indian Spiced Chicken Meatballs


  • Chicken Thigh/breast mince-1 lb
  • Small Onion-1
  • Yoghurt-1 tbsp
  • Crushed Ginger-2 tsp
  • Crushed Garlic-2 tsp
  • Green Chillies (jalapenos)-2 chopped
  • Fresh Coriander -1/2 cup chopped
  • Mint -1/2 cup chopped
  • Plain bread crumbs-3 tbsp
  • Coarse Ground Semolina-2 cups
  • Salt-to taste
  • Oil-2 cups (for frying)


  1. In a food processor mix all the ingredients except semolina and oil.Make round balls and roll them in the Semolina.Deep fry in batches until nice and golden.Serve hot with Tomato ketchup!

 Look at the menu below for some great ideas for your next ‘tailgating party’!!This is one #SundaySupper you do not want to miss!! Hop on twitter at 7pm EST for the live #SundaySupper chat.

Pre Game Warm-ups:

On the Sidelines:

Main Events:


From the Cooler:

Wine Pairings by Wine Everyday

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  1. Hi, It looks yummy and mouthwatering.i tried this at home , my family and lid loved it. Thanks for this good posting.Your description is very nice any one can follow easily.
    All the best keep posting……….

  2. yummy and the spices sound great!

  3. Wow… what a powerful bunch of spices! So yummy!

    Jamie @

  4. I love the idea of the semolina and frying too! Crispy outside and moist inside sounds perfect for an appetizer!

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  6. Wow,
    This recipe sounds yum! Cannot wait to try it.

  7. What a great recipe, including such a nice post for many other tailgating options…Kudos, Soni!!

  8. The semolina crust is a great touch, Soni. I have to try this recipe!

  9. You have me crave for some chicken meatballs! They look irresistible!

  10. They look so cute! And your plate is just lovely – seems like a great component to a tailgating session! ^^

  11. I am suddenly craving meatballs! And spicy meatballs would be even better! Wonderful #SS post, Soni!

  12. My friend bought me a buch of Indian spices and I really want to try this recipe but I don’t have semalina flour. Can I substitute it for regular flour? Chicken meatballs look so yummy.

  13. What a great tailgating dish! Meaty, spicy and fingerfood – perfect!

  14. I want to go to a tailgate party! Especially if these meatballs will be present, they sound brilliant.

  15. Love that these are made with chicken & are super spicy ! Great pics ! Will be making it ! Love all your recipes with the eastern touch ! keep them coming !!!

  16. I would have never thought of rolling meatballs in flour and frying. What an interesting idea!

  17. I love the spices you have in these meatballs – yummy!

  18. Excellent choice for a tailgate event, congrats and thanks for sharing it.

  19. I love Indian spices and I’m quite sure I would love these meatballs!

  20. Looks perfectly golden brown,I love deep fried meat ball,great recipe,thanks for sharing !!

  21. What a fun concept! I love all these recipes and ideas for tailgating! Today 49ers did well. :) These finger foods are just perfect for the occasion! I love the Indian spiced – I bet it was popular!

  22. Oh my word, those do look really moist!!! I love the idea of enjoying these on a fun football Sunday:-) Perfect tailgating treat! Hugs, Terra

  23. these look so fun and delicious, perfect for tailgating!

  24. I love to find new recipes with Indian influences–this sounds great!

  25. I am so glad you mix the thigh meat with breast meat. I think it makes it more flavorful.

  26. Lake these look great! We live Indian food and what a great idea for tailgating!

  27. Great recipe. They look so amazingly good!!

  28. Fantastic recipe!! They looks o good :) thanks so much for sharing!!

  29. These look ridiculously gorgeous my friend :D
    Living them! I am so sorry for not commenting for so long but seems I lost my feed burner subscription to your blog! And with my exams and all it is was hard to keep up with everything! I’m back though :)

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  30. Soni, these look incredible – perfect round orbs of moist meat encased by a crispy crunchy outer layer. And I love this flavour profile.

  31. I’ve lived in America my whole life, but I was still hazy on the whole concept of tailgating. You seem like you have a perfect understanding of it! Particularly the alcoholic beverages part…lol. Anyway, I love recipes like this that can be mixed up in a food processor! Thank you for sharing this for our tailgating #SundaySupper!

  32. I love the flavor twist! I am going to have try these soon!

  33. We love Indian food! It is my hubs fav, so he would really like this recipe with some Cucumber Raita Sauce! See you at #sundaySupper @fromagechick on twitter tonight!

  34. These sound so delicious, add some mango chutney and I would be in heaven.

  35. I like the unique flavor and spices of these meatballs. I’d like to give them a try!

  36. These look amazing! Spicy and flavorful. Thank you!

  37. What an awesome meatball recipe that I can’t wait to try! Thank you for sharing during #SundaySupper

  38. I love that these are made with chicken!I can’t wait to try these. Thanks for sharing for #SS!!

  39. Love these flavors and the chicken too especially :) looks awesome!

  40. Oh, I love this!! We are huge into Indian flavors here, and I try to pair them with everything. These meatballs will be a big hit, I can’t wait to try them!

  41. Love the flavours youve got going on here – I might try baking them for a bit healthier touch :-D

  42. That’s one classy tailgater! GREG

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  44. Love, love, LOVE the flavors in this! This is definitely a must-make!

  45. Ohhhhhh yum. The spiciness is giving me chills! These look amazing!

  46. Chicken meatballs with such flavorful spice. This is a MUST try on our culinary bucket list!!!

  47. I love the spice mixture in these meatballs – such a yummy twist to try out! Thanks for sharing :)

  48. Oh my gosh – these sound delicious. I love all of those beautiful flavors packed into these meatballs. I would adore them!

  49. definely different, Soni! Got to try ‘em!

  50. LOVE chicken meatballs! These look superb. I think we will be having these soon.

  51. Would it be possible to substitute turkey for the chicken? I would love to give it a try. Spicy foods are always a hit with me. Bring on the hot & spicy!

  52. Spicy chicken, I just love it! I never made chicken meatballs, this sounds like a wonderful recipe! Happy Sunday Soni!

  53. Yummy! I found another tailgating spicy recipe. I like the idea using semolina. Thanks for sharing, Soni! You have a great weekend!


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