Turkish Kofte Recipe

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Turkish Kofte
  • Chef: Chef Adnan Ozturk, Dedeman Hotel, Istanbul
  • Recipe Servings: 5
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Minced lamb meat koftas with eggplant, zucchini and basil.

Ingredients of Turkish Kofte

  • 500 gm lamb-minced
  • 4 pieces bread
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 Tbsp chopped onion
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 green zucchini
  • 2 Tbsp diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp basil paste
  • 1/2 cup water

How to Make Turkish Kofte

  • 1.Put bread, milk, pepper, salt, black pepper, onion, parsley, garlic and lamb in a bowl. Mix well.
  • 2.Divide into equal barrel shaped portions. Apply little basil paste on them.
  • 3.Now shallow fry them in a pan.
  • 4.Add diced tomato, onion, parsley, tomato paste and water to make a gravy. Keep aside.
  • 5.Peel the eggplant and zucchini. Cut into long strips.
  • 6.Sprinkle them with a little salt and sear in a pan till it turns color.
  • To Serve:
  • 1.Wrap the kofte in the eggplant and zucchini.
  • 2.Garnish with remaining gravy, parsley and olive oil.