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Indonesian meatballs


  • 500 g ground chicken
  • 500 g ground beef
  • 1/4 c x 2 tapioca starch
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2-3 tsp coarse Kosher salt
  • 1 handful ice cubes
  • 1/2 tbsp agar-agar powder

For boiling

  • 1 pot of boiling water on medium heat, seasoned with salt and garlic powder

For soaking

  • 1 bowl of icy water


  • Into Instant Pot blender, mix all ingredients for meatballs, using crush ice option
  • Bring seasoned water to boil
  • Pressing meat mixture between your thumb and point finger, squeeze mixture shaping into a ball
  • Scoop out ball with a spoon and drop it into boiling water
  • Cook until floating
  • With slotted spoon, take out meatballs and drop them into icy water
  • Drain and ready to use or store in the freezer