Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Kofta with Tahini

Uniquely tasty!

300g minced beef
3/4 cup parsley, chopped finely
2 medium onions, grated finely 
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baharat (or Middle Eastern kofta spice/mix)
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
1 Tbs oil
2 medium potatoes, sliced thinly
cooking oil spray
2/3 cup tahini paste 
2 medium lemons, juice of
1 cup water
arabic bread, to serve
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Combine meat, parsley, onions, salt, spices and oil in a large bowl. Oil a baking dish with oil spray and press meat mixture down flat, spreading to edges, so that the kofta mixture covers the bottom surface of whole dish.

Fry potato in a separate fry pan until lightly golden on each side and arrange on top of the kofta mixture. Meanwhile, mix tahini and lemon juice together well until it forms a smooth paste. Slowly add the water while stirring to keep the mixture smooth. Pour sauce over kofta.

Cook in oven, uncovered, until the tahini sauce has thickened (about 3/4hr – 1 hr). Serve with arabic bread. Alternatively, cook until the water has reduced to make a sauce and serve either in bowls with rice.

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