Masala Meatball Curry and Creamy Mash

Masala Meatball Curry and Creamy Mash

Meatballs and mash potato was always a big favourite of mine as a child. I used to love being able to soak the sauce into the creamy mash. The other day I was thinking about making this meal for my family but I also fancied a curry too.

Curry was my favourite takeaway but nowadays I enjoy making my own. Therefore I decided to combine both meals and the results were amazing. We really enjoyed this dish and we hope you will too. Did you have a favourite meal as a child and if so, what was it? Let me know in the comments below and please don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe.

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Serves 4


  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Dinner plate
  • Baking tray
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Grater
  • Saucepan
  • Stirring spoon
  • Blender

Ingredients for the Meatballs

  • Mince pork x 500g
  • Ground flaxseed x 4 tbsps
  • Courgette x 1
  • Eggs x 1
  • Dried mixed herbs x 1 tsp
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel and grate the courgette and put the grated courgette into the mixing bowl.
  • Add in the mince pork, ground flaxseed, egg, dried mixed herbs and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Wet your hands under the tap and make sure your hands are damp.
  • Scrunch all the ingredients together with your hand.
  • When everything is mixed together divide into four parts.
  • Take one of the four parts and start to make meatballs from the part.
  • It should make about three large or four smaller meatballs.
  • Put the meatballs onto the dinner plate and put them into the fridge for at least a couple of hours.
  • In at least two hours time preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 5.
  • Once the oven has preheated put the meatballs into the baking tray.
  • Place the tray into the oven.
  • Cook for 25 – 30 minutes or until the meatballs are golden brown.

Ingredients for the sauce

  • Garlic x 2 – 4 cloves
  • Tomatoes x 2 400g tins
  • Carrot x 1 large
  • Courgette x 1 large
  • Garam Masala x 2 tsp
  • Oregano x 1 tsp
  • Oil for the base of the saucepan


  • Peel and slice the garlic.
  • Next peel and grate the carrot and courgette.
  • Put the sauce pan onto a high heat on the hob.
  • Add oil to the base of the pan.
  • Once the pan is hot add in the garlic and fry for a couple of minutes.
  • If the pan gets to hot turn the heat down slightly.
  • Now add in the grated carrot and courgette.
  • If the carrot and courgette stick to the base of the pan add a little water.
  • Fry these ingredients for a good five minutes or until everything is soft.
  • Next add in the tomatoes and turn the heat back up.
  • Sprinkle over the garam masala and the oregano.
  • Add in salt and pepper to your taste.
  • Bring all the ingredients to the boil.
  • Turn the heat down and leave to simmer.
  • Leave on the hob for 30 minutes or so.
  • This can be made before the oven is preheated for the meatballs.
  • Once the sauce has started to thicken remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  • When the sauce has cooled pour into the blender.
  • Blend these ingredients until they are smooth.
  • Put the sauce back onto a low heat and leave to simmer.
  • When the meatballs are cooked and the mash is done serve.

Ingredients for the mash potato

  • Potatoes x 800 – 1 kg
  • Butter x 4 large hobs
  • Milk x 2 – 6 tbsps (your choice)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method for the mash potato

  • Peel and cut the potatoes into 1 inch pieces.
  • Put a large pan of water of a high heat and bring to the boil.
  • Add salt to the water.
  • Once the water is boiling add in the potatoes.
  • Bring the water to the boil and turn the heat down and leave to simmer for 12 – 15 minutes.
  • When the potatoes fall from a fork easily they are cooked.
  • Remove from the heat and drain the water through the colander.
  • Place the potatoes in the large pan and add in the butter and milk.
  • Mash these ingredients together.
  • Once the mash is creamy and smooth serve with the meatballs and sauce and enjoy.
Masala Meatball Curry and Creamy Mash

Masala Meatball Curry and Creamy Mash was a huge hit in our house. My little family and I really enjoyed eating this dinner. I’m so pleased I decided to ‘mash up’ the meal!!! The sauce and the meatballs could be made in advance of a meal. All the ingredients are freezable so you could freeze this dish and cook it later. Personally I have never frozen mash potato and I would think tastes better cooked fresh. Plus it doesn’t take long to cook mash so it is a very easy part to the meal. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx