• Tandoori Spiced Pork Meatballs

    by  • July 16, 2014 • main dishes • 6 Comments

     Sometimes, you need a quick protein to add to dinner. These Tandoori Spiced Pork Meatballs come together in less than 15 minutes and cook up in another 15 minutes. Get dinner on the table quick tonight! 

    Tandoori Spiced Pork Meatballs recipe

    Every now and then, we need quick meals that can be on the table in less than thirty minutes and my go-to recipe are always meatballs.  Both my Cherry Chipotle Lamb Meatballs and my Freezer Friendly Quinoa Turkey Meatballs are some of my most popular recipes on the blog and for good reasons. They are quick, simple, and delicious!

    Full of flavor from the tandoori spice blend (I’m in love with Spiceologist’s Tandoori Glory blend), fresh cilantro, sesame seeds, and a splash of good fish sauce – these meatballs aren’t your run-of-the-mill meatballs. Make sure to make extra and freezer them – they reheat nicely in the microwave for a quick snack.

    Tandoori Spiced Pork Meatballs

    Tandoori Spiced Pork Meatballs

    Prep Time: 15 minutes

    Cook Time: 15 minutes

    Total Time: 25 minutes

    These pork meatballs are extremely flavorful and a cinch to make!


    • 1 pound ground pork
    • 1 glove garlic, minced
    • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons tandoori spice or curry blend
    • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
    • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
    • 1 large egg


    1. Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a baking sheet with a bit of oil and set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Using an ice cream scoop, form meatballs into round balls and place on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked all the way through.


    As a freelance food & travel writer, I not only write for my own food blog, Cooking with Books, but collaborate with SheKnows, Honest Cooking, Marcus Samuelsson, and Startle – Forbes Travel Guide. My work has been published (online and in print) in Woman’s Day, NBC Latino, and other food publications.


    6 Responses to Tandoori Spiced Pork Meatballs

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    2. pamela
      September 25, 2014 at 9:03 am

      The meatballs spice can be cut with cucumber yogurt sauce. We made the meatballs and served them with Naan and cucumber yogurt sauce- delish!

    3. July 26, 2014 at 9:34 am

      Love the creative spice in these!

    4. July 19, 2014 at 1:51 am

      yum!! never thought of adding a tandoori spice to meatballs before, definitely something i need to try. thanks for sharing!

    5. July 17, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      Looks fabulous!

    6. July 17, 2014 at 8:54 am

      I LOVE these, Nelly! And I could easily make them low carb and GF. I am going to try!

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