March 28th, 2007
I forgot the name for this type of kofte / kebab. I have to ask Ulfet who taught me how to make these. They are so amazing, I think the name for this should be amazing kofte!
ground meat (of your choice) 1 pack about 2 lbs or 1 kg
handful of dried parsley,
salt, red pepper, black pepper as per taste,
1/2 tsp cumin (jeera) powder,
bread crumbs about 1/2 to 1 cup, if you dont have bread crumbs you may use bread dipped in water, squeezing out all the water.
1 grated onion
Mix all the above ingredients, rather mash it with your fist for a good 10-20 times. The mixture should be too soft, or the kofte/kebabs will break.
To get the shape shown in the picture, Ulfet told me to first make a ball keeping one of your hands steady, and then rolling the mixture down with your other hand in a circular motion. This will make the kofte/kebab like little balls. To get the elongated shape, now roll your top hand in and out a couple times only. And then finally just pat the kofte/kebab down in the center. I should have pictures next time to show this action. Too hard to explain it.
Heat oil in a pan, and fry few kofte/kebabs at a time.
Thats it, you can eat these just like this or you can make another dish with this. Make a layer of french fries and on top arrange these kebabs. Drizzle a about half cup tomato sauce on the sides, cover the top with slices of fresh tomatoes, sprinkle a little salt and pepper and then cover and bake this at 350 deg F for about 25 minutes. Looks too pretty!
So you could prepare and keep the tray ready and bake before your guests arrive. Nice huh?