March 30, 2009

Photo du Jour - Spicy Kofta

Spicy Kofta.*

Whipped up a batch of these on Saturday. Served them with tzatziki (I prefer it made with mint instead of dill), rice pilaf and warmed pita bread.

1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1-2 teaspoons chili paste or 1/2 hot red chili pepper, minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon fresh mint, minced
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
oil, for frying

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Form into small meatballs (about 1½ tablespoons per).
Fry over medium heat until brown and cooked through and drain on paper towels.
Makes about 45 kofta.

* also called keftes Pin It
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