Saturday, June 4, 2011

Recipe: Kofta Balls

Quickie post. I got the main meatball recipe from the May issue of Good Housekeeping. I just whipped up sauce, trying to replicate Uncle Moe's version.

Kofta Balls


1/4 kilo ground beef
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Pinch of paprika
Half an onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
About 1/4 cup fine bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Egg (eyeball it), slightly beaten
1/2 a small block of quick-melt cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

2 tsps onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 pack tomato sauce
Ground black pepper
Chili powder
Coriander, crushed
  1. Make meatballs: Combine all ingredients except cheese. Add more bread crumbs if mixture is too wet.
  2. Wrap about a tablespoon of the meat around cheese to form a 1-inch ball.
  3. Pan-fry until golden brown. (I removed it from heat when almost done and popped it in the oven for about 5-10 minutes.)
  4. Make sauce: Saute onions and garlic. Add tomato sauce and all spices. Simmer.
  5. Top meatballs with sauce. Serve with rice.
Makes about 10 meatballs. Enjoy!


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