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Indian Banh Mi with Leftover Meatballs
side salad with paprika vinaigrette

Active: 25 minTotal: 25 min
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Banh mi are traditionally Vietnamese sandwiches, but we're adapting them for some Indian fare with our leftover meatballs. You'll love this new take on this delicious sandwich!



Indian Banh Mi with Leftover Meatballs:
  • Cilantro - 1/4 cup, leaves torn from stems
  • Jalapeno - 1, sliced thinly
  • Leftover tikka masala sauce (from Tue) - 1/4 cup
  • Plain yogurt - 1/4 cup
  • Leftover Indian meatballs (from Tue) - 8, sliced in half
  • Baguette (sub sandwich rolls) - 10 oz
Coriander-Cumin Carrot Slaw:
  • Carrots, medium - 2
  • Apple cider vinegar - 2 Tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 1 Tbsp
  • Coriander - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
Side Salad with Cucumbers:
  • Red wine vinegar - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Paprika - 1/4 tsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 3 Tbsp
  • Cucumbers - 1/2, sliced
  • Mixed greens - 4 oz

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Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Carrot slaw - Grate carrots using a food processor, box grater, or julienne peeler. Toss with apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, coriander, cumin, and salt. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  2. Cilantro / Jalapenos - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  3. Make tikka masala sauce - Combine leftover tikka masala sauce with yogurt.
  4. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together red wine vinegar, paprika, honey, and cooking oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Cucumbers - Prep as directed.


  1. Slice meatballs in half and lightly warm up meatballs in the microwave.
  2. Slice open baguettes. Assemble sandwiches by spreading tikka masala sauce onto bread and then layering in meatballs (4 halves / serving), carrot slaw, cilantro leaves, and sliced jalapenos.
  3. Toss vinaigrette with cucumbers and greens (and leftover carrot slaw if you have any). Enjoy Indian meatball banh mi with side salad.

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This meal has 16 reviews

We didn't love the carrot slaw-too sweet. But the sandwiches as a whole were great.

By: Jill
Posted: May 18, 2016
Diet: Original

Love the idea of Indian Banh Mi. These meatballs were excellent the other day, and were great today as well!

By: Angela
Posted: Sep 04, 2015
Diet: Original

Didn't want bread, so had meatballs, slaw, sauce, cilantro together as a salad. Pretty good.

By: Taryn
Posted: Jun 21, 2015
Diet: Original

This was a texture thing for us but no one in our house enjoyed it

By: Jaime
Posted: Jun 04, 2015
Diet: Original

I love the meatball, but didn't like the lettuce wrap. It was very difficult and made a big mess to eat it. I actually enjoy eating just the meatballs by itself much better.

By: Eileen
Posted: Jun 03, 2015
Diet: Paleo

Really yummy and easy to make! I used Naan in place of baguette, cut them in half and served open face. We all really liked that substitute, though it was quite messy! :)

By: Bianca
Posted: Jun 02, 2015
Diet: Vegetarian