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Pepper Monkey Lamb Meatballs

['1 bunch fresh cilantro', '1/2 to 1 jalapeño, depending on how spicy you want your sauce', '1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves', '3 cloves garlic', '1 cup plain Greek yogurt', '2 tablespoons seasoned salt', 'Juice of 1 lemon', '1 teaspoon agave nectar', '1 tablespoon cumin seeds (see Notes)', '2 tablespoons coriander seeds', 'Seeds from 4 cardamom pods', 'Seeds from 2 star anise', '1 tablespoon ground turmeric', '3 tablespoons seasoned salt', '1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper', '1 teaspoon ground cinnamon', '1 teaspoon cayenne', '4 to 5 pounds ground lamb (see Notes)', '1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped', '2 tablespoons peeled, finely chopped fresh ginger', '4 cloves garlic, finely chopped', '1/2 bunch fresh mint, chopped', '1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese', '1 cup cooked spinach', 'chopped']

Make the Spicy Afghan Green Sauce: Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. This can be done 1 to 3 days in advance. It is best to make the sauce at least 1 day in advance to give the flavors time to blend.
Preheat a grill to about 375°F for direct cooking.
Make the meatballs: Place the cumin, coriander, cardamom seeds, and star anise in a small skillet over medium heat and toast until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Let cool, then grind in a spice or coffee grinder. Add the turmeric, seasoned salt, black pepper, cinnamon, and cayenne and mix well.
Place the ground lamb in a large bowl. Add the spices along with the onion, ginger, garlic, mint, feta, and spinach and mix well, but do not overmix as this will result in a tough texture. Form the mixture into meatballs 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
Place the meatballs on the grill grate and cook for about 14 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F on a meat thermometer, rotating the meatballs frequently to ensure that they caramelize evenly.
Serve with the dipping sauce.

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