Saving at home – Kufta (Turkey)


Hi everyone!

The Turkish kufta or köfte is a meatball from the Middle East and South Asia. The word comes from the Persian language “kūfta” which means to “beat” o “grind” or just simply meatball.

Usually kufta is served with pita or naan though, they would be just as delicious stuffed in a crispy sandwich and topped with tzatziki and a bed of lettuce.

Let’s start:


Ingredients for 4 people: 3 tablespoons chopped red onion – 3 tablespoons chopped herbs (parsley mix, coriander and mint) – 2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped – 1 1/4 teaspoons salt – 1 teaspoon cumin – 1/2 teaspoon black pepper – 450g lamb or ground beef – 1 teaspoon olive oil


Mix the walnuts, onions, chopped herbs, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper together in the bowl of a kitchen robot equipped with the flat blade and mix until you have a homogeneous dough.

Add the chopped lamb and beat until all the ingredients are incorporated (about 1 minute).

Cover the bowl with cling film and leave to marinate for 30 minutes to an hour.

Take a handful of meat, make an oblong and sausage-like shape and place it on a skewer.

You can also shape the meat like meatballs and cook them on a hot pan without skewers.

Heat a large grill or barbecue over medium-high heat and cover generously with oil. Once the oil is sizzling, add the skewers and cook until deep browned on one side and then on the other (3-4 minutes per side).

Enjoy your meal!

original recipe:


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