Kebab Hindi: Syrian Lamb Meatballs, Vegetables, and Saffron Rice
Kebab Hindi is an authentic Syrian family dinner enjoyed for centuries by Middle Eastern families! Mini lamb meatballs are cooked in a sweet tomato sauce with carrots and potatoes, then served over yellow Saffron rice.
Servings: 4 servings
- 2 cups basmati rice
- pinch of saffron (optional for color)
- 1 ½ cups diced carrots
- 1 ½ cups peeled and diced potatoes
For the Sauce
- 1 can tomato sauce (29 ounces)
- ½ cup water
- 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
- ½ lemon, squeezed
- 1 tsp salt
For the Meatballs
- 1 lb ground lamb
- ¼ cup pine nuts
- 1 tsp all spice
- 1 tsp salt
Cook the rice according to the package, adding a pinch of saffron to the boiling water for color.
Bring the tomato sauce, water, pomegranate molasses, lemon juice, and salt to a simmer. Add the carrots and potatoes. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While the sauce simmers, combine meatball ingredients and roll into mini meatballs. Add water generously so that meatballs are not sticky.
Add meatballs to the sauce and simmer for 25 minutes. Shake pot gently occasionally so meatballs and vegetables do not stick to the bottom.
Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes. Serve meatballs, vegetables, and sauce over rice.
Serving: 12oz | Calories: 404kcal