Tu BiShvat (Hebrew for the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shvat) is the new year of the trees.
Just because Halloween is non-religious does not mean that we should check our Jewishness at the door. Rather, we have the opportunity to bring Jewish values to heart for that festival evening.
This recipe uses some of the spices found in India but the use of lamb, cumin, and mint in a meatball speaks volumes about its links to the Jews of the Middle East and Spain. Obviously, matzah meal is a modern touch. Enjoy!