Ingredients

  • 8 meatballs
  • meatballs:

    300 g minced beef 

  • 1 medium size red onion 

  • 1 ½ tbsp plain breadcrumbs 

  • ¼ cup gelatine 

  • ½ cup water 

  • 2 tsp chicken stock 

  • 2 tsp mala paste 

  • 1 tsp black pepper 

  • 1 tsp chilli powder 

  • ½ tsp szechuan peppercorn 

  • 2 sprigs of spring onions (sliced thinly)

  • soup:

    1 red onion (sliced thinly) 

  • 1 tomato (diced)

  • 4 tbsp mala paste 

  • 2 tsp ginger paste 

  • 2 tsp garlic paste 

  • 1 tsp white pepper powder 

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil

     

  • 4 cups water 

  • salt 

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • garnish:

    sliced chili padi 

  • spring onion 

  • coriander leaf

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Recipe Courtesy of
Asian Food Network

Bursting Mala Meatballs Soup

Live for the full flavour and simplicity of this Bursting Mala Meatball Soup! Whether it is for guests or an easy weeknight dinner, this dish –juicy meatballs swimming in a wonderful concoction of red onions, fragrant herbs, and peppers -will surely impress. This makes a very filling and satisfying meal on its own or eaten with a bowl of rice to neutralise the heat!
  • Medium
  • 10 min
  • 30 min
  • 10 min
  • 5 steps
  • 24 Ingredients
  • Medium
  • 5 steps
  • 24 Ingredients
  • 10 min
  • 30 min
  • 10 min

Instructions

  1. Mix gelatine with broth

    • Add water to gelatine and chicken stock. Let to bloom. Set aside.


  2. Mix meatball ingredients

    • In a bowl, add minced beef, mala paste, black pepper, chilli powder, szechuan peppercorn, spring onions.


  3. Make meatballs

    • Place a little bit of oil on your palms and using your fingers to coat your palms. Take a little bit of beef mixture roll into a ball and flatten it on the middle of your palm.
    • Using your fingers scoop a little gelatine mixture and place it into the middle of the beef mixture.
    • Gently roll it in circular motion securing all sides to form a ball. Place onto a tray and repeat process.
    Make meatballs


  4. Fry meatballs

    • Heat up pan over medium heat. Add cooking oil. Place beef balls and cooked through. Set aside.
    Fry meatballs


  5. Make mala soup base

    • Heat up a medium size pot over medium heat. Add cooking oil.Add onion, garlic and ginger. Stir well.
    • Add water, Mala paste, white pepper and season with salt and sugar.
    • Leave to simmer gently.
    • Add all the cooked meatballs and diced tomato. Leave to a low simmer before turning off heat.


Garnish and Serve!

Garnish before serving.

Garnish and Serve!

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Ingredients
  • 8 meatballs
  • meatballs:

    300 g minced beef 

  • 1 medium size red onion 

  • 1 ½ tbsp plain breadcrumbs 

  • ¼ cup gelatine 

  • ½ cup water 

  • 2 tsp chicken stock 

  • 2 tsp mala paste 

  • 1 tsp black pepper 

  • 1 tsp chilli powder 

  • ½ tsp szechuan peppercorn 

  • 2 sprigs of spring onions (sliced thinly)

  • soup:

    1 red onion (sliced thinly) 

  • 1 tomato (diced)

  • 4 tbsp mala paste 

  • 2 tsp ginger paste 

  • 2 tsp garlic paste 

  • 1 tsp white pepper powder 

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil

     

  • 4 cups water 

  • salt 

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • garnish:

    sliced chili padi 

  • spring onion 

  • coriander leaf

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