Keemay Ki Goliyaan (Fried Meatballs) and Green Chutney

Vaquas – The festive month of Ramadan is here! I am very excited so I thought to present an unique recipe Keemay Ki Goliyaan (fried meatballs). You can easily get them in New Delhi during the month of Ramadan, but sadly, I am not there right now, so I decided to bring a Delhi dish to our Iftar table. This recipe means a lot to me because it takes me back to my childhood days.This recipe is very easy with minimum ingredients, not that many whole spices as well.

I personally marinate the meatballs overnight but you can do it for at least 2 hours prior to frying. The reason I put gram flour at the very last is because it’s just for binding if you put the gram flour before marination you would get a very different taste.

I did not add the extra pinch of baking soda when I first started making this recipe 10 years ago; my  meatballs used to come out hard but that pinch of baking soda makes a big difference in order to have soft Keemay Ki Goliyaan. Lastly, mix well the a pinch baking soda and gram flour into the mixture before frying. Make sure you make little meatballs about 1/4-1/2 inch. To crush the coriander seeds I have used a motor and pestle it works like a charm.

When making the green chutney don’t be generous with water or it tend to be very runny just use 1/4 cup only. Don’t be generous with a black salt, use only how much as the recipe says. It can be pretty damaging to the body if it’s over used. I hope you give this recipe a try. As always, if you try any of our recipes be sure to tag us on instagram @twoclovesinapot. Find us on Pinterest too @twoclovesinapot. we value honest feedback.

Keemay Ki Goliyaan (Fried Meatballs)

Keemay Ki Goliyaan (Fried Meatballs) is a delicious North Indian appetizer. It is combined with  seasonings and spices. A perfect starter for your next party or a perfect dish for Iftar. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time2 hrs
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: iftar, meatballs
Author: two cloves in a pot



  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 medium size onion finely chopped
  • 1 green chili pepper finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh green cilantro finely chopped
  • 3 tsp whole coriander seeds crushed
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepeper
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • a pinch baking soda (just before frying)
  • 2 tbsp gram flour (besan)
  • 2 cups olive oil extra virgin (for frying)
  • chaat masala to garnish
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice to garnish

Green Chutney

  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 3 green chili pepper roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp black salt can substitute regular salt
  • 1/4 cup water luke warm


Keemay Ki Goliyaan (Fried Meatballs)

  • In a bowl, combine ground beef, salt, ginger garlic paste, onion, green chilli pepper, cilantro, baking soda, and crushed coriander seeds.
  • Mix well and marinate for at least 2 hours in the fridge.  
  • Take it out of the fridge, add in gram flour(besan) and a pinch of baking soda into your ground beef mixture and mix well. 
  • Shape the ground beef mixture into little 1/4-1/2 inch meatballs.
  • In a wok or frypan, add in 2 cups of olive oil on medium heat. 
  • Once it's heated, add in couple of meatballs and fry them well on both sides for 5-7 minutes, then fry the rest. 
  • Garnish with chaat masala and fresh lemon juice 
  • Serve with green chutney. 

Green Chutney

  • To prepare the green chutney, add all ingredients to the  blender and blend for 2 minutes or until smooth.


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