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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 Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: iftar, keemay ki goliyaan, meatballs
Author: Sarah Mirza



  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • ½ medium size onion finely chopped
  • 1 green chili pepper finely chopped
  • ¼ bunch fresh green cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 tsp whole coriander seeds crushed
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepeper
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp black salt
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • a pinch baking soda (just before frying)
  • 2 tbsp gram flour (besan)
  • 3 cups olive oil extra virgin (for frying)
  • chaat masala to garnish
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice to garnish



  • First hand crushed roughly the coriander seeds.
  • In a fry pan, add the hand crushed coriander seeds and cumin seeds.
  • Dry roast them on medium heat for about 2 minutes. Set aside.


  • In a bowl, combine ground beef, 1 tsp fresh lemon juice, vineger, ginger garlic paste and 1 tbsp olive oil and mix well.
  • Next add in crushed red pepper, red chili powder, ½ tsp baking soda, black salt, salt, cilantro, green pepper, onion, dryroasted cumin seed and coriander seeds.
  • Mix well and marinate overnight or 7 hours.
  • 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. 


  • Grease your hand with oil then shape the ground beef mixture into little ½ 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 or khatti meethi chutney.


Discard the frying oil after frying it. 


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg