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


mymelange said...

Yum. Love it :)

Valerie, En Bonne Compagnie said...

mmmMMM MMMmmm - I just lurve these and ate them daily when we were looking after the Saudis in Courchevel.

Loulou said...

They were yum!

I have never made them before but found them to be easy and rather addictive. :)

Kate said...

Yum! My mint is just coming in. Yay! I wonder how they'd be with lamb?

Loulou said...

They would be excellent with lamb!

Alyssa said...

These sound Fantastique! I copied the recipe and we will eat it tomorrow.

Sorry I haven't commented forever--still here, still a fan....


PS--We ended up moving to Florida, but caught a glimpse of NoLa on our way cross country. (-:

Loulou said...

Thank you for letting me know where you ended up! I always wondered what happened to you.
Please let me know if you enjoyed the kofta.