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Mutton Kola Urundai | Spicy Fried Meatball | Chettinad Mutton Keema Balls Recipe

Mutton Kola Urundai Recipe with step by step pictures
Mutton Kola Urundai is a crispy and spicy keema ball made with minced mutton and special aromatic chettinad spices. This renowned dish graces the menus of hotels in and around Madurai. Personally, I've had the pleasure of savoring this appetizer at Virudhunagar Burma Kadai on several occasions. The flavor of this meatballs are excellent and appreciated not only by adults but also adored by kids. You will enjoy each and every bite of this.
Spicy Fried Meatball

Mutton Kola Urundai

Recipe Cuisine: Tamilnadu | Recipe Category: Non Veg / Starter
Prep Time: 15 mins | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Serves: 3


Mutton - 1/4 kg
Onion - 1
Egg - 1
Cinnamon - 1 stick
Cloves - 3 Fried
Gram dal / Pottukadalai - 4 tblspn
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp or 1" ginger and 6 garlic
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Coconut - 3 tblspn
Coriander leaves - 2 tblspn
Curry leaves - a sprig
Salt - to taste
Oil - to deep fry


Heat pan, add a teaspoon of oil and sauté the mutton for few minutes. Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. This step is optional.

Grind the roasted gram flour into a smooth powder. Set aside.

Again, In the same blender, take onion, coconut, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, chilli powder, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, garlic, curry leaves and coriander leaves.

Now, add the cooked meat, salt and make few pulses. To this, add the gram flour and combine everything together.

Crack an egg and beat well until the egg white and yolk are incorporated together. Add this egg mixture to the ground meat. Mix well and make small balls.

Heat oil to deep fry. Once the oil becomes hot, turn the flame to medium high and cook the meatballs till golden brown.


  • You can make this without cooking the mutton. Just frying will suffice your need.
  • Instead of cinnamon and cloves, you can add garam masala.
Keep all your ingredients ready
Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan, saute the mutton for few minutes 
It will leave some water
Add a cup of water. You can also use this water to make soup. So add water according to your need.
Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
Take the roasted gram dal in a mixer
and grind them into a smooth powder. Keep aside
Now in a blender, take the cooked meat, chopped onion, coriander leaves
Ginger garlic paste, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, cumin seeds.
To this, add chilli powder, turmeric and salt
Now, make few pulses
Transfer the ground meat to a bowl and add in little powdered roasted gram dal and combine well.
Crack an egg and beat well.
Add this egg mixture to it and mix well.
Add the remaining powdered roasted gram dal.
Now, the egg mixture and the roasted gram dal are incorporated to the meat
Make small balls
Heat oil to deep fry. When the oil becomes hot, turn the flame to medium and drop the meat balls to it.
Gently roll the balls with a ladle to cook evenly.
Once cooked, remove from heat.
Chettinad Mutton Keema Balls Ready

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