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Arabic Beef Kefta With Saffron Yogurt

Beef Kefta with Saffron Yogurt, is an Arabic dish but blends well globally. A fantastic combination of meat with herbs and spices served with an absolutely different cool saffron yogurt; this definitely is a keepsake dish!
Ingredients
  Fresh parsley leaves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (continental)
  Fresh coriander leaves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brown onion 1 , quartered
  Lean beef 500 Gram, minced
  Coriander 1 Teaspoon, ground
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon, ground
  Mild paprika 1 Teaspoon, ground
  Allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste, ground
  Saffron threads 10
  Milk 1 Tablespoon (hot)
  Skim milk yogurt 200 Milliliter
  Fresh coriander 2 Tablespoon, chopped (for garnish)
  Olive oil 2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Line a large baking tray with foil.
2. Place parsley, fresh coriander and onion in the bowl of a food processor. Process until finely chopped. 3. Add mince, ground coriander, cumin, paprika, allspice and season with salt and pepper. Process until well combined and paste-like, set aside.

MAKING
4. Use your hands to mould a heaped tablespoonful of beef mixture around a wooden skewer into a 7cm pointed-ended sausage. Place on the lined tray. Repeat with remaining beef mixture and skewers. Cover and set aside.
5. In a small bowl place the saffron and hot milk and set aside.
6. In a small bowl, combine the yoghurt, extra fresh coriander, salt and pepper and set aside.

FINALISING
7. Under preheated grill, brush the kofta with a little of the oil and cook, turning carefully once and brushing with the oil, for 5-8 minutes or until browned and just cooked through.
8. Add saffron mixture to yoghurt mixture and mix well.

SERVING
9. Serve kofta hot with saffron yoghurt.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Appetizer
Feel: 
Meaty, Juicy
Method: 
Grilling
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
Arabic Beef Kefta, is my mid day snack, not everyday but on special days. Though saffron yogurt is more of a classical accompaniment to the kefta, I personally prefer it with creamy hummus, sometimes my experimentation with food combinations do go well. I highly recommend this dish.
Subtitle: 
Beef Kofta

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1 Comment

Samis.Foodisms's picture
Wow, these are like kebabs! The name suggests more of kofta like meatballs in a sauce. Nice recipe.